Academic Quality and Partnerships

QAA Institutional Review 2013

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewed the quality of the University's teaching and learning in March 2013 (18th to 22nd). The QAA review Team made the following judgements:

  • Academic standards at the University meet UK expectations for threshold standards.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities at the University meets UK expectations.
  • Information about learining opportunities produced by the University meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities at the University meets UK expectations 

 The full report was published by the QAA in June 2013. Following publication, the University produced an action plan. The QAA Institutional Review 2013 Action Plan with Commentary [DOCX 27.36KB] sets out the University's response and provides an update on progress.

The University Self-Evaluation Document (SED) and supporting evidence was submitted to the QAA on the 19th December 2012. The SED was drafted in consultation with University of Sussex Student Union (USSU) sabbatical officers, Directors of Teaching and Learning, other academic colleagues and professional service staff. Links to the documents are below:

QAA Institutional Review SED [PDF 930.40KB]

SED Section 1 - Footnotes 1-35 [ZIP 11.79MB]

SED Section 2 - Appendix A [PDF 322.38KB]

SED Section 3 - Footnotes 36-99 [ZIP 9.21MB]

SED Section 4 - Footnotes 100-181 [ZIP 26.76MB]

SED Section 5 - Footnotes 182-194 [ZIP 163.16KB]

SED Section 6 - Footnote 198 [PDF 64.59KB]

Additional Information for the QAA Review [ZIP 6.57MB] was requested by the QAA in February 2013.

The QAA review methodology also called for a submission from student representatives. USSU sabbatical officers led the preparation and drafting of the QAA Student Written Submission [PDF 699.08KB]. The SWS is available here with permission of the USSU President.