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College commended following audit

Posted on 06/06/2011

The standard of higher education at Royal Holloway, University of London has been commended following an institutional audit.  

The College was assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which is responsible for safeguarding quality and standards in UK Higher Education, checking how well universities and colleges meet their responsibilities.

A team of auditors visited the College during March and May to meet with staff and students to carry out its assessment and concluded that full confidence could be placed in Royal Holloway’s current and likely future management of its academic standards and learning opportunities for students. 

The Audit highlighted some key areas of good practice including: parity across the College and consistency over time in the consideration of cases of student assessment in which a waiver of regulations is required; the effective contribution of the various central services to programme validation; and the use of student experience working groups, following student-led agenda, to review and enhance the student experience.   

In England and Northern Ireland, all universities and colleges of higher education are currently reviewed within a six-year cycle of Institutional audit.

Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, said: “We are pleased to have confirmation that the College is performing to the high standard that is to be expected. This is a credit to all staff involved in the teaching and support of students.”  

For more information on QAA, visit its website.


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