Our three-year Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience, launched in October 2017. The Theme will reflect on data that is available within the Scottish sector to help us understand what we do well and what we could improve. We aim to identify:

  • any issues that will benefit from intervention
  • help prioritise interventions to improve the student experience
  • evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions, including reporting on the ways in which the student experience is improving.

The sector will engage with the Theme through many different projects covering a range of activities and topics.

Projects by activity

Projects by topic

Defining and capturing evidence

Identifies key evidence sources we commonly use in the HE sector and explores new forms of evidence.

Student engagement and demographics

A range of sector-wide and cluster work looking at how the Scottish sector can better support students at all levels.

Optimising existing evidence

Featuring work aimed at supporting staff and students to feel more confident in exploring and using evidence.

Exploring learning analytics

Analysis on current thinking and the status of learning analytics in Scotland.

Planning, progress and evaluation

Information on institutions’ plans, end of year reports and the approach to and learning from Theme evaluation.

How the Theme is organised

Evidence for Enhancement Information Leaflet

Publication Date: 15 Aug 2018

This leaflet highlights what Evidence for Enhancement is about, how it works, who is involved including the different strands of work that is currently underway.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 84 KB

Other related resources


Evidence for Enhancement: Launch event analysis

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2017

This paper shares information from the analysis of views expressed at the launch event (27 October 2017) about the detailed scope and structure of the Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: improving the student experience.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 346 KB


Evidence for Enhancement: Scoping of the Theme

Publication Date: 12 Oct 2017

This paper provides details of the work that will be considered as part of the Evidence for Enhancement, Enhancement Theme. It includes details of the Theme leadership as well as information about the planned activities including; sector strands, institutional activity and collaborative clusters.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 162 KB

Want to know more?

You can get in touch with QAA Scotland for details of all Theme events and related activities. You can also sign up to the Quality Enhancement Newsletter and follow us on Twitter.