The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Leeds Trinity University following its review in May 2015.
A team of QAA reviewers visited Leeds Trinity University 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.
The review identified a number of examples of good practice. These include:
- the provision of extended and relevant work-placement opportunities across all taught programmes, which promotes students’ employability
- the University’s strong and extensive partnerships with employers, which informs curriculum design and assessment, and promotes students’ progression into employment.
The review also highlighted the work of the peer learning mentors, which provides structured and accessible support for undergraduate students, and has a positive impact on students’ academic development.
The review made some recommendations for improvements, for example:
- to update the admissions policy to reflect institutional practice on appeals and on the sequencing of assessment of reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants
- to clarify the entry requirements for international students in the admissions agreements with overseas institutions, to ensure equivalence for all applicants.
A spokesperson for Leeds Trinity said: “The University welcomes the findings of the QAA HE Review Team. It is pleased with the confirmation that the University is meeting UK standards in all areas and that the University’s extensive enhancement activities to support student learning and achievement is recognised through the features of good practice and affirmations.
“The QAA Quality Mark reinforces the reputation of Leeds Trinity University as a secure choice for future applicants to the institution.”
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.
The team that reviewed Leeds Trinity University included Mr Gregory Clark (independent reviewer); Dr Sylvia Hargreaves (independent reviewer); Professor Peter Smith (University of Southampton) and Joanne Caulfield (student reviewer from Bangor University).
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.