Work on the Enhancement Themes is facilitated by QAA Scotland and involves staff and students from the Scottish higher education sector working together on a range of activities. This work ranges from producing reports and papers and organising events, to programmes of research and development work.
The more people who care about the themes and get involved in them, the better the outcomes will be.
Students: get involved!
Improving the learning experience of students in higher education is the main purpose of the Enhancement Themes. The themes are topics that all Scottish universities focus on at the same time, to try to make the quality of their teaching - and the students' learning - even better. Each university works on this topic in their own institution, and they all come together to share what they’ve learned with each other. In this way, everyone can work together to make all Scottish universities better.
It is vital to the success of the themes for students to be involved. Ways in which this can happen are:
- Think about your own course. Does it need development in certain areas? If so, have a look at the current theme and speak to staff in your department about how the themes can help
- Staff in your department might not know about the Enhancement Theme. Ask them to find out how the themes might benefit the course and their teaching
- Tell the students' association about any issues your department is struggling with that might need support from the university
- Each university has its own institutional team. Speak to whoever is on the team about any issues you may have with your course or ask to be part of the team
- Attend Enhancement Themes events and speak directly to those who are involved
- Run for office and use the themes to make positive changes at your university
If you have any questions about how to get involved as a student then please contact us.