As part of this strand, we explored topics including:

  • Implementing Chapter B10 of the UK Quality Code
  • Strategy and governance
  • Institutional risk
  • Recording and reporting student achievement
  • Quality arrangements to promote student engagement
  • Qualifications Involving More Than One Degree-Awarding Body Characteristics Statement

Related resource


Characteristics Statement: Qualifications Involving More Than One Degree-Awarding Body

Publication Date: 14 Oct 2015

This document is a Qualifications Characteristics Statement for qualifications involving more than one degree-awarding body. It describes the distinctive features of these types of awards. ​Characteristics Statements are closely linked to The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (the Qualifications Frameworks). They complement and contextualise the information provided within the Qualifications Frameworks, providing more detail about the distinctive features of qualifications at particular levels of the frameworks and/or of qualifications at any level, which are awarded in a particular way.

Author: QAA
Format: PDF
Size: 300 KB

Quality dimensions event


Presentations are available from an event we ran on this topic in 2016. Quality Directors/Managers, members of the Teaching Quality Forum (in Scotland) and colleagues responsible for managing collaborative activity in their institutions will find this material useful.


Keynote presentations


Addressing the challenges of managing collaborative activity

Publication Date: 30 May 2016

This presentation was given by Dr Frank Haddleton, Direct of Academic Quality Assurance, University of Herfordshire at the Focus On event: Managing Collaborative Activity on 25th February 2016

Author: University of Herfordshire
Format: PDF
Size: 1651 KB

Qualifications involving more than one degree-awarding body

Publication Date: 30 May 2016

This presentation by Harriet Barnes, Assistant Director, Standards Quality and Enhancement was given during the Focus On event: Managing Collaborative Activity on 25th February 2016

Author: QAA
Format: PPTX
Size: 1348 KB

Engaging students in transnational collaborations

Publication Date: 30 May 2016

This presentation was given by Rebecca Maxwell Stuart, an international student alumna and PhD student at Heriot-Watt University during the Focus On event: Managing Collaborative Activity on 25th February 2016

Author: Heriot-Watt University
Format: PDF
Size: 843 KB