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The Enhancement Themes are led by the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC). Each Theme is managed by the Theme Leaders’ Group (TLG) who play a key role in ensuring each Theme is successful. QAA Scotland provides support for the Enhancement Themes.


The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) ensures that higher education in Scotland continues to be considered as being at the forefront of developing and enhancing the student learning experience and student success.

Every Scottish institution has a representative on the committee, who are senior colleagues from across the sector with institutional responsibility for learning and teaching. They have a key role in supporting the embedding of effective enhancement-led approaches to managing quality in their higher education institutions. There are also four student members and observers from our partner organisations on the Committee.

SHEEC Membership 2019-2020

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2020

SHEEC Vision and Strategy 2016-2020

Publication Date: 11 Aug 2016

SHEEC Commissioned project

SHEEC has commissioned a project to identify the effects of different models and approaches to academic leadership of enhancement to inform SHEEC’s oversight of enhancement activity at the sector level. We hope that this, in turn, will help to ensure we are working in a way that is most likely to gain maximum benefit for the sector as a whole. The summary report opposite includes details of this work. For anyone who wishes to find out more a full report is also available.

Trends in Leadership of Quality Enhancement in the Scottish University sector: Summary report

Publication Date: 04 Dec 2019

About the Theme Leaders' Group

The Theme Leaders' Group (TLG) is central to delivering the Enhancement Themes. The group determines, directs, supports and evaluates the work undertaken for each Theme. Every Scottish higher education institution is represented on the TLG by a member of staff and a student. The TLG staff member leads their institution’s work on the Theme, working with their Institutional Team. Institutional Teams typically comprise a mix of academic staff, professional services staff and students. Representatives from our key Quality Enhancement Framework partners also attend TLG meetings.

Theme Leaders' Group: Membership 2018-19

Publication Date: 18 Oct 2018