QAA and the University of Winchester

Our teaching provision has been quality assured by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), and its commitment to the enhancement of our teaching has been commended.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) owns, maintains and publishes the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code).

The Quality Code sets out the Expectations all providers of UK higher education are required to meet. Through the process of Higher Education Review (HER) a provider’s engagement with the Quality Code is tested. The outcomes of the review are publicly accessible.

We underwent a Higher Education Review in February 2016, with the final report published in May 2016.

Engagement with students was central to the review process. Students were fully involved in the preparations for the review visit in February 2016. The Student Union wrote a submission detailing the experience of being a student at the University for the reviewers to read before they visited. Following the review student representatives have been involved in drafting the action plan responding to the report. During their review visit the QAA reviewers also met with a wide selection of current students and recent graduates. A student from another University was on the QAA review panel.

The QAA review panel formed the following judgements about the higher education provision at the University of Winchester.

The following features of good practice were identified:

The review team also made the following recommendations to strengthen our provision: