Quality of taught programmes at QMU is maintained by a number of key processes, including the following:

  • Validation and internal subject review
  • Annual monitoring
  • External Examiner feedback
  • Module evaluation and student surveys
  • Student representation on committees

A brief summary of the above is available as an introduction to quality at QMU. It is expected that this will primarily be useful for current QMU staff, but students and other stakeholders may also be interested.

Reports on the effectiveness of all quality assurance and enhancement related processes are scrutinised by the Student Experience Committee (SEC) on behalf of the University Senate. SEC can make recommendations for future action on the basis of this scrutiny, and this allows for input from a wide cross section of academic and support staff as well as student representatives.

Public information on quality

QMU is committed to the publication of key information on quality as a means of highlighting good practice, as well as areas for development and actions planned in response. Further information is available below:

Annual Statements to the Scottish Funding Council

Annual Statement on Institution-led Quality Review 2018-19

Annual Statement on Institution-led Quality Review 2017-18 

Annual Statement on Institution-led Quality Review 2016-17


External Examiner Reports and Summaries

Review of External Examiner Reports 2017-18

Review of External Examiner Reports 2016-17

Review of External Examiner Reports 2015-16

Further information and reports from previous years can be provided on request

The University runs a number of student experience surveys to ensure all students can provide feedback on their learning and teaching experience. Full details are available on the Feedback page of our website. The National Student Survey NSS results for the University by programme are available on the DiscoverUni website.

QAA reports including overseas audits and Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR), as well as the University's year on response are published on the QAA website.

Investigation Reports from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman on QMU are also publicly available.

Contact the Quality Team