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Effective involvement of students in quality management

Effective involvement of students in quality management is an important and innovative part of the Quality Enhancement Model. In Scotland, students will be encouraged to take a much more proactive role in helping to ensure the quality of the provision they study. It is envisaged that this effective involvement will take place through a variety of mechanisms, including:

  • every Enhancement led institutional review (ELIR) team now includes a student member and this has helped reviews provide an increased student perspective
  • the systematic representation of students at all levels within institutions;
  • the effective training and support for student representatives through both internal mechanisms, existing external structures and through the national development service sparqs (student participation in quality scotland);
  • better information on the student experience through national surveys both of the student experience within institutions and also longitudinal surveys of student and graduate cohorts.