Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
The University of Huddersfield was audited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in March 2010. The judgments about quality and standards reported that confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the academic standards of its awards, the highest possible rating by the QAA.
The features of good practice identified in the audit include:
- the use of the Strategy Map to drive and coordinate change across the University
- the proactive approach taken by Computing and Library Services to ensure that it meets the needs of a diverse student body
- the comprehensive and systematic support the University provides for its students
- the contribution to quality enhancement made by the various ways of recognising staff and student achievements.
About the QAA
The QAA offer advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other institutions provide the best possible student experience of higher education.
They conduct reviews of institutions and publish reports detailing the findings. Their reports highlight good practice and contain recommendations to help improve quality. The peer reviewers on their review teams have recent experience of providing or assessing higher education. Each team also includes a student reviewer.