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Collaborative Enhancement Projects: Apply for the latest round of funding

Date: September 20 - 2022

Following two successful funding calls in 2021 and earlier this year, QAA is inviting our members to participate in a third round of Collaborative Enhancement Projects.

Collaborative Enhancement Projects offer funding for groups of member institutions to work together to explore areas of shared interest and engage students. Each project will benefit the partners who are directly involved and should develop outputs that will be useful for our membership more widely.

To lead a Collaborative Enhancement Project, you must be a QAA Member based in England. Project partners can be drawn from across the UK, or internationally. Collaborative teams can also include organisations such as a subject association or a professional, statutory and regulatory body (PSRB). There are similar projects running in other nations.

Members are welcome to submit project proposals based on topics they see as a priority. However, we are particularly interested in proposals relating to:

  • classifying student achievement
  • future approaches to pedagogy
  • creating flexible work-based learning pathways
  • innovative and evolving quality processes
  • evaluation and supporting evidence-based decision making
  • enterprise, entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards commented: ‘Our Collaborative Enhancement Projects have contributed significantly to the enhancement of the student academic experience through the development of numerous practical resources including frameworks, toolkits and case studies. Now an established part of our membership offer, we’re excited to see the expressions of interest for a new set of imaginative enhancement-facing projects.’

The deadline to apply for Collaborative Enhancement Project funding is Tuesday 1 November 2022. Further information is available on the Collaborative Enhancement Projects Expression of Interest page.

Please visit the Collaborative Enhancement Project page to find out more about the current and completed projects, the topics addressed, the resources available now, and outputs that are in development. You may also be interested to learn more about the Scottish collaborative clusters, including how the institutions approached these and their outcomes and outputs. Details of past and the most recent clusters are available on the Enhancement Themes website.

QAA is also supporting Collaborative Enhancement Projects in Wales which began in 2020-21. There will be a future call for expressions of interest for projects in specific areas to be led by higher education providers in Wales for 2022-23. These projects are funded by HEFCW and facilitated by QAA. The topic areas will include micro-credentials, and student complaints and extenuating circumstances.