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Quest Publications

Five publications are released as part of the Quest for Quality for Students (QUEST) project. Four of those publication form a series of research on what students think about the quality of higher education and how students can become increasingly involved in discussions and processes related to the quality issues. The last publication is a handbook for students and student representatives, to help them to participate in discussions and provisions on the quality of education.

Following is a list of publications published as part of the QUEST project, that you can download free of charge.

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Quest for Quality for Students: Student Handbook on Quality Assurance(external link)
Handbook
This handbook was written within the framework of the QUEST project with the primary aim of empowering student unions to lead discussions on the quality of education at a local level and to help students who are participating in quality reviews.

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Quest for Quality for Students: Going Back to Basics(external link)
Volume I
This publication presents the data collected through the first stage of the QUEST project research, which consisted of desk research, a survey among ESU’s members, national site visits and focus group exercise focusing on the barriers towards student participation in quality assurance processes.

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Quest for Quality for Students: Survey on Students' Perspectives(external link)
Volume II Part 1
This publication is the first part of Volume II of the Quest for Quality for Students (QUEST) research run by the European Students' Union (ESU). It follows-up on the work that has already been done and published in Volume I, called Going Back to Basics that was published in December 2012.

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Quest for Quality for Students: Institutional Analysis(external link)
Volume II Part 2
This publication contains the second part of Volume II of the Quest for Quality for Students (QUEST) research project run by ESU. Whereas the first part used quantitative research methods to identify students' views on the quality of higher education, this publication focuses on qualitative measures, by analysing data from institutional site visits and a stakeholder conference.

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Quest for Quality for Students: Student Quality Concept(external link)
Volume III
This is the final volume of the QUEST research publication, drawing a conclusion from the previous work to develop a student-based concept for the quality of higher education.

The European Journal of Higher Education also published a follow-up article written by Jens Jungblut, Martina Vukasovic and Bjørn Stensaker about the QUEST survey. The European Journal of Higher Education published the article online on 14 January 2015. It can be retrieved here(external link).


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