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Learning, Teaching and Employability

Our Collaborative Enhancement Projects offer funding opportunities for small groups of our member institutions to work together on projects of shared interest which enhance the quality of their own students' learning experiences and develop outputs to support the wider higher education sector. 

QAA supports a number of projects every year, covering a range of topics and interest areas. On this page you'll find projects related to learning and teaching.


A Flexible Learning Toolkit to Enhance Module Design

Project lead: University of Derby


Project partners: Derby College, London College and Pearson Learning

Accounting for student success: Measuring educational gain


Project lead:

Imperial College London

Project partners:

Bath Spa University, Liverpool John Moores University, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), The Open University, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University of Exeter, University of Manchester, University of Plymouth, University of Portsmouth, University of Warwick


Active Online Reading

Project lead: University of Lincoln


Project partners: University of Lincoln, University of Nottingham, University College London, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Salford, University of Hertfordshire, Keele University, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Lincoln, Royal Historical Society, Council of University Classics Departments and Open University, History UK and Talis


News: Talis Sponsors QAA Project on Active Online Reading

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Blended learning review

Project lead: Leeds College of Building

Project partner: York College

Creating an environment to foster pedagogic research informed decision making on quality matters

Project lead: University of Bath


Project partners: University of Hull, Leeds Trinity University and Barnsley College

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Differing Perceptions of Quality of Learning

Project lead: University of Portsmouth


Project partners: Manchester Metropolitan University, Solent University and The University of Nottingham

Embedding Mental Wellbeing: Methods and Benefits

Project lead: De Montfort University


News: DMU to lead new study improving students' mental wellbeing

Enhancing learning and teaching quality through collaborative observation

Project lead: Birmingham City University


Project partners: Loughborough University and University of Wolverhampton

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Evaluating the impact of block delivery


This project is part of a multi-pathway study to understand how students engage in learning to identify and instigate purposeful interventions in relation to social and individual learning and retention with good evidence of effectiveness.

Project lead: De Montfort University

Project partners: Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Plymouth, University of Suffolk, and Victoria University


Harnessing multimodality in higher education: Principles for new learning, teaching and assessment

Project lead: Teesside University


Project partners: Birmingham City University, University of Greenwich and Anglia Ruskin University

Hybrid teaching: A futurist model or a realist model for the future?

Project lead: University of Nottingham

Project partner: University of Birmingham

Investigating the elimination of differential outcomes

Project lead: Manchester Metropolitan University


Project partners: University of Salford, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Central Lancashire

Teaching Degree Apprenticeships (DA): Challenges, Motivations, Lessons Learnt and Good Practice Guidelines

Project lead: Staffordshire University 


Project partners: Kingston University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, University of Bolton and University of Wolverhampton

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Other Collaborative Enhancement Projects

You can find out more about all our Collaborative Enhancement Projects - and access resources and outputs - on our website.


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