We commission research into subjects that are of interest to quality assurance and higher education. We also produce research on the findings of our quality assurance review work.


Latest research


The Wisdom of Students Monitoring Quality through Student Reviews

Publication Date: 27 Jun 2018

This research compares publicly available online feedback through Facebook, WhatUni and StudentCrowd with more mainstream measures such as the National Student Survey (NSS), the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), and external reviews of the quality of education provision.

Author: Alex Griffiths, Meghan Leaver and Roger King
Format: PDF
Size: 2334 KB

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Data-driven risk-based quality regulation

Publication Date: 26 Feb 2018

‚ÄčThis report considers the application of data-driven risk models in higher education by considering the ways in which they are used by regulatory bodies in other sectors.

Author: QAA
Format: PDF
Size: 365 KB