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18 exciting new Collaborative Enhancement Projects are launching in 2024, having been selected for funding by QAA.


The Collaborative Enhancement Projects programme funds groups of institutions to work together to enhance the quality of the student learning experience, offering outputs that benefit the wider QAA Membership and the HE sector as a whole.


Now in its fourth year, the scheme has proven even more popular than ever, with 147 different proposals being put forward for consideration during this latest round.


The successful projects will explore a range of topics including artificial intelligence in higher education, degree apprenticeships, exam boards, skills and achievement gaps, learner assessment and the student voice.


The projects being funded and institutions participating are:


New CEP projects for 2024
Project title
Lead institution and project partners
A Competence-Based Assessment Framework (C-BAF)University of Hull (Lead)
Bishop Burton College
Cardiff University
University of Chester
Newcastle University
University of Leicester
AI in Higher EducationUniversity of Brighton (Lead)
University of the West of England
Liverpool John Moores University
Compassionate assessment in higher education University of Bedfordshire (Lead)
Queen Margaret University
University of the Arts London
Enhancing Assessment Literacy: Balancing staff expectations with students' effort and timeCoventry University (Lead)
Aston University
IU University of Applied Sciences-Germany
University of West London
University of the West of Scotland
Evaluating the Impact of Apprenticeship Skills Coaches on Degree ApprenticeshipsUniversity Centre Quayside (Lead)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Examining how educational collaborative partnership providers can effectively enhance student engagement and delivery in higher education programmesUniversity of Plymouth (Lead)
University of Central Lancashire
Brunel University
Edinburgh Napier University
Taylor’s University (Malaysia)
Exploring graduate and employer perceptions and expectations of the support provided for the learner-earner journey and mechanisms to bridge the digital skills gapNorthumbria University (Lead)
Abertay University
University of Bath
Cardiff University
Ulster University
University of Huddersfield
University of York
Exploring the opportunities that generative artificial intelligence (AI) offers for higher educationKingston University (Lead)
University of Birmingham
Teesside University
Robert Gordon University
University of Hertfordshire
University of Greenwich
Leeds Beckett University
Middlesex University
University of West of England
University of Brighton
Anglia Ruskin University
Improving retention and attainment: the promotion of the ‘sticky course’De Montfort University (Lead)
University of Brighton
University of the Arts London
Glasgow Caledonian University
Investigating differing modes of studyUniversity of Roehampton (Lead)
University of Liverpool
Making Human Learning Visible in a World of Invisible Generative AI: An International Perspective from the Universities of Bath (UK) and Stellenbosch (ZA)University of Bath (Lead)
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Standing out in the crowd: A best practice framework for inclusive and effective student engagementUniversity of Lincoln (Lead)
Queen Mary University of London
University of Greenwich
Ghent University
Monash University
University of Cape Coast
North-West University
University of Cape Town
Northern Illinois University
Lakehead University
Sri Sri University
Supporting the ethical and equitable use of Generative AI (GenAI) for Formative and Summative Assessment: a transnational perspectiveKing's College London (Lead)
Imperial College London
University of Huddersfield
Central Queensland University Australia
The Audit of Student Representation and Voice Practices ProjectUniversity of Nottingham (Lead)
University of Portsmouth
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Newman
University of the Highlands & Islands
The effectiveness of institutional data in identifying the drivers of awarding gapsUniversity of Sussex (Lead)
Anglia Ruskin University
Queen Mary University of London
The future of exam boardsUniversity of Bristol (Lead)
Kingston University
Using AI in learning and teaching in art and designNottingham Trent University (Lead)
University of the Arts, London
Norwich University of the Arts
Using Generative AI as a force for good to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and support the development of students’ digital skills with a particular focus on mature and BAME studentsLondon Metropolitan University (Lead)
Coventry University
Brunel University
University of Hertfordshire
University of Staffordshire
University of Elbasan “Aleksander Xhuvani”, Albania

Discover more about each project

To find out more about all Collaborative Enhancement Projects, including those already completed, please visit the Collaborative Enhancement Projects webpage.

We update these pages as each project progresses, adding new resources as soon as they are available. Our weekly Member Update email is another great way to keep informed of these outputs, so do make sure that you are subscribed.