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Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) is QAA Scotland’s review method for universities and other higher education institutions in Scotland.

The main focus of ELIR is to consider an institution's arrangements for improving the student learning experience and securing the academic standards of its awards. For quick and easy access we have provided a list of Scottish institutions who undergo ELIR.    

ELIR is one part of the Quality Enhancement Framework (QEF), a coherent approach to quality enhancement in Scottish higher education which has been in place since 2003.

Evaluation of ELIR 4


This report details our comprehensive evaluation work on the ELIR 4 review cycle and includes an executive summary, as well as outlining the methods used and highlights nine recommendations arising from the findings.


Introduction to ELIR

Information about how ELIR works and what it covers.

ELIR reports

Browse the list of Scottish higher education institutions and read the ELIR reports.

ELIR handbook and guidance

Useful resources to help inform Scottish institutions and reviewers involved in the ELIR process.

Thematic reports

These reports highlight good practice and recommendations from ELIR review reports, in relation to particular topics and themes.

Degree Awarding Powers

Information and guidance on how to apply for degree awarding powers and university title.

How to raise a Concern in Scotland

Information about the Scottish Concerns Scheme including what it is and how to use it.