Quality Assurance and Enhancement
The University is conscious that quality assurance is an ongoing process. It is committed to safeguarding the academic health of its awards and also, the continuous and systematic enhancement of its activities to provide added value to its students and graduates.
The academic standards of programmes leading to the University’s awards is managed through the Devolved Model for quality assurance and the processes governing validation activities. Naturally, all policies and procedures take into account relevant external reference points including current legislation, the Quality Assurance Agency’s Academic Infrastructure and the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW).
A recent refreshment of its committee structure for academic governance has provided additional capacity for monitoring the University’s taught and research provision. Along with the development of strategic principles for academic quality and standards and the introduction of a procedure for investigating any causes for concern, this forms part of the University’s plans to strengthen further its systems for assuring the standards of its awards.
Assuring and Enhancing Quality
Whilst the measures described above also assure the quality of its awards, the University is ever keen to explore opportunities for enriching the range of student learning experiences underpinning these. It has invested in a series of enhancement projects, including:
Through the work of its Student Liaison Officer, the University is also seeking to re-establish its Organisation of Students, under the new name of University of Wales Alliance Students Forum (UWASF), to ensure its activities are suitably aligned to the needs of its student community.