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Middlesex University achieves UK Quality Mark

QAA confirms quality and standards of Middlesex University's higher education provision

Middlesex Students socialising in the University's Rickett QuadrangleMiddlesex University has had the quality and standards of its provision confirmed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) whose review was published on Friday 12 February.

A team of QAA reviewers visited Middlesex University in October 2015 and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.

Professor Tim Blackman, Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor said: “We’re delighted to have successfully met all of the QAA’s expectations and to have the quality and standards of our provision for students reaffirmed.

“Students come first at Middlesex University and this focus comes across in the review  with our innovative use of exceptional students and graduates to support other students’ learning, which reviewers singled out as good practice along with our use of benchmarked targets to underpin the high quality of our courses.

“I’m particularly pleased to see many positive aspects of our close relationship with Middlesex University Students’ Union highlighted as we work in partnership to enhance teaching, improve employability and put in place measures of success to ensure effective student engagement.”

The review identifies a number of examples of good practice. These include: 

  • The Graduate Academic Assistant and Student Learning Assistant schemes which foster student engagement in their academic experience
  • The transparent use of benchmarked targets, based on robust data, which strengthens the annual monitoring process

Professor Waqar Ahmad, Middlesex University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, said: “The QAA has confirmed our high academic standards and endorsed the rigour of our processes for the approval of taught programmes and research degrees, which we apply consistently to meet UK threshold requirements and the demanding standards of our own frameworks.

“The review also highlighted very positive comments from our research students and the high value that all our students place on our excellent library services.”

QAA's Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer, because QAA believes that students should be partners in the quality assurance of their education.

A successful review means that the University can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the University meets national requirements for standards and quality.

You can read the full report here: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10004351

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