Who we can investigate?
We can investigate concerns about:
- university sector HEIs in Scotland (QAA subscribers)
- courses provided by the Scottish university sector HEIs, whether delivered by the HEIs directly or through working with other organisations and partners in the UK or overseas
- HEIs that have entered the detailed scrutiny stage of an application for degree awarding powers or university title.
What we can investigate?
We can investigate:
- concerns about academic standards and quality, where we think these raise broader issues about the management of quality, standards and/or the information HEIs make available about their provision.
We will only investigate concerns we think indicate serious weaknesses in the HEI's approach to the management of quality and standards. Information about isolated mistakes or occurrences of bad practice, or unverified anecdotes or hearsay, will not normally
be sufficient to trigger further action.