Skip to main content Accessibility Statement

This project brings together colleagues from within the Evaluation Collective, a sector-wide network, to collate and respond to ‘wicked issues’ which exist within evaluation practices in higher education institutions.

Digital Zine

Through the publication of evaluation issues and solutions in a digital Zine, the higher education sector will be supported in designing better interventions, leading to improved learning experiences and enhanced longer-term student outcomes.

Evaluation methods: Volume one, issue one

Publication date: 22 Nov 2023

Visit the Evaluation Collective website to review content from the aligned events ‘What are the ‘wicked’ evaluation issues in higher education?’ You can also view the Padlet used to share wicked evaluation questions and issues and watch the live recording of the Wicked Evaluation Problems event on 3 November 2023. 

Project outcomes

On completion of the project, the research team expect the higher education community will:

  • feel listened to and supported in their struggles to embed effective evaluation in a variety of spaces
  • access practical solutions to wicked evaluation issues within their contexts
  • build confidence with evaluation practices
  • design better interventions which lead to better learning experiences and enhanced longer-term student outcomes.


Sheffield Hallam University


University of Sussex, University of Lincoln, University of Reading, Staffordshire University and Queens University Belfast. 

Other Collaborative Enhancement Projects

QAA supports a number of projects every year, covering a range of topics and interest areas. Each is led by a QAA Member, working in collaboration with other members institutions. You can find more information on all projects, and access resources and outputs, on our website.