QAA institutional review – the results

The report also highlights the University’s web-based materials for staff, students and other stakeholders as a feature of good practice, commenting that they are clear, effective and accessible.

“Acknowledging that the challenges previously encountered were at least as much human as technical, it is taking steps to ensure that staff and students are prepared for the change..”

The Quality Assurance Agency has judged that UAL’s quality and standards meet UK expectations, following its review of the University in January this year.

The final report has now been published by the QAA on its website.

Good practice

The QAA review team identified the following feature of good practice at the University of the Arts London.  The University’s web – based materials for staff, students and other stakeholders are clear, effective and accessible (paragraph 3.1) . “The clarity, effectiveness and accessibility of the University’s web – based materials for staff, students and other stakeholders together constitute a feature of good practice .”

2.2.1 – The University is replacing its virtual learning environment in the expectation that its new platform will achieve more widespread and sophisticated usage through its appropriateness to the teaching portfolio. Acknowledging that the challenges previously encountered were at least as much human as technical, it is taking steps to ensure that staff and students are prepared for the change , and has already made online information available. Its expectation that usage will both increase and improve, though plausible, has yet to be tested.

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