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Student engagement in quality enhancement

What is quality enhancement? The term 'quality enhancement' is often used to describe the processes and practices which the University uses in order to

  • review the quality of the education it provides
  • use the findings of these reviews to inform changes to policies and practices to enable us to improve the experience of our students and staff

The University is responsible for ensuring that it offers high quality learning opportunities and it has an Academic Quality Framework which incorporates the policies and procedures used to review and improve the quality and standards of its education provision.

A national body called the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) also works with UK universities to ensure that courses are designed, approved and run in a way that meets national academic standards.

You can find out more about the processes for improving quality at Sheffield Hallam University on our Academic Quality and Standards web pages.

How students are involved in quality enhancement

Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Hallam Students' Union have a partnership approach to shaping the student experience. As members of the University community, everyone is encouraged to actively participate in evaluating and improving the quality of our University life, in a manner and at a level that is relevant and meaningful to them.

Staff in both organisations work collaboratively with students for their mutual benefit and support, and are dedicated to the continuous improvement of both current and future learning experiences. This is strengthened by placing the student voice at the heart of decision-making, and supporting staff in developing and enriching their professional practice.

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