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Collaborative Enhancement Projects offer a fantastic opportunity for higher education providers to work together to explore areas of shared interest and engage students. Each project will also lead to the development of outputs that not only benefit the partners directly involved but also support the wider QAA membership and higher education sector.


This year the full suite of funded projects includes one led by a QAA International Member.  We’re pleased to include our international members in the enhancement project approach, providing a focused way for UK and international providers to network around topics of mutual interest.


The response to our call for expressions of interest was very positive, building on previous years, with 65 individual project proposals received.


These new projects, each led by a QAA member, involve 70 partners from across the sector, including UK higher education institutions, colleges, independent providers, international universities, and Students’ Unions.


We will be sharing more information on these projects, including the outputs they will produce, in the new year. For now, we are pleased to announce the full list of participating institutions and their chosen areas of work.

Collaborative Enhancement Projects 2023
Project titleLead institution and project partners
Evaluating the impact of block deliveryDe Montfort University (Lead institution)
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Gloucestershire
University of Plymouth
University of Suffolk
Victoria University, Australia
Incorporating experiential learning fully into STEM education: A toolkit for enriching the student experienceUniversity of Warwick (Lead institution)
Aston University
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Strathclyde
Harnessing multimodality in higher education: Principles for new learning, teaching and assessmentTeesside University (Lead institution)
Birmingham City University
University of Greenwich
Anglia Ruskin University
Embedding multiple disciplinary affiliation identities in shared modules to enhance curriculum designUniversity of Greenwich (Lead institution)
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Lincoln  
Generating a competence-based education frameworkUniversity of Hull (Lead institution)
Oxford Brookes University
University of Cambridge
Bishop Burton College 
Hull University Students’ Union
Optionality in assessmentUniversity of Manchester (Lead institution)
Imperial College London
University of York
University College London
Evolving the current inclusive curriculum discussion to make employability development intrinsic to good quality teaching and learningUniversity of London (Lead institution)
City, University of London
King’s College London
Goldsmiths, University of London
Student Intrapreneur and Entrepreneur Toolkit and Community of PracticeLiverpool John Moores University (Lead institution)
University of Chester
Oxford Brookes University
Enhancing learning and teaching quality through collaborative observationBirmingham City University (Lead institution)
Loughborough University
University of Wolverhampton
How are staff supported to undertake student-staff partnership opportunities?University of Sussex (Lead institution)
University of Salford
University of Brighton
University College London
When quality assurance meets innovation in higher education

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (Lead institution)
Arden University
Arts University Bournemouth
Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology

Exploring Evaluation Wicked Issues with the HE SectorSheffield Hallam University (Lead institution)
University of Sussex
University of Reading
Staffordshire University
University of Lincoln
Developing a pilot peer evaluation systemUniversity of Bath (Lead institution)
University of Kent
University of Derby
University of East Anglia
London School of Economics
Bath Spa University
Sheffield Hallam University
The Learning Together Project: Developing cross-institutional evaluation of inclusive learning, teaching and assessmentUniversity of Newcastle (Lead institution)
University of Exeter
Lancaster University
University of Leeds
University of Manchester
University of Sheffield
University of York
Accounting for student success: Measuring educational gainImperial College London (Lead institution)
Imperial College Students Union
University of Exeter
University of Portsmouth
Bath Spa University
Open University
University of Cambridge
University of Warwick
University of East Anglia
University of Plymouth
Liverpool John Moores University
London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Manchester
Developing Patient Consultation Observed Structured Clinical Examination for evaluating cultural sensitivity competences in pharmacy StudentsGulf Medical University (Lead institution)
University of Bradford
The University of the West Indies

To find out more about the current projects and those that have already completed, visit our Collaborative Enhancement Projects web page. Here you can select the topics you are interested in or search for a project lead via the interactive map.