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Quality Standards

Do you know the range of standards that apply to your institution?
Try to find more out about some of them. This will help you to start looking at the quality of provisions at your institution and whether it meets these standards.

Remember these examples of standards:

  • Standards of qualifications.
  • Qualification standards set by professional bodies.
  • Teaching standards.
  • National organisations that assess educational standards.
  • Legislative frameworks.
  • Funding bodies that may define standards.

Establishing quality: Examples of questions

  • What processes are in place to ensure that the standard of qualifications is the same within your university?
  • What processes are in place to ensure that the standard of qualifications is the same among the universities in your region or country?
  • Are students confident about the standards of qualifications within your institution? If not, is this because they fail to reach an agreed standard?
  • What evidence do you have to support your views on the standards of quality at your institution?
  • How can you bring up issues related to the quality of your education? Can you raise questions through university channels or is it related to a national issue?
  • Are there aspects of the national educational policy which are causing this lack of confidence? If so, can you raise your concerns to your national union of students and they influence national policy makers?