Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) is the review method for higher education institutions in Scotland, and is led by the QAA. ELIRs are conducted by an external review team on a five-year cycle.
ELIR focuses on the enhancement of the student learning experience and examines how institutions maintain academic standards. ELIR is an important component of the Quality Enhancement Framework for Scottish higher education.
Institutions undergoing ELIR are required to produce a self-evaluation document called a Reflective Analysis. At the end of the review, institutions receive both an Outcome Report and a more detailed Technical Report explaining the findings.
The following are of interest:
Optimising the links between annual monitoring, institution-led subject review and ELIR.
Institutional comparison data on widening access, retention, and graduate success:
Institution-wide students' satisfaction with their programmes:
Graduate destinations to evidence the outcomes of graduates from the programmes or subject:
Institutional agreements with the Scottish Funding Council on a range or government priorities:
The University’s engagement with the UK government’s new University-ranking system:
Insight into the employment and earnings outcomes one, three and five years after graduation:
- Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) data.
League tables are a very public report on performance and are instructive in students’ decisions on which University/programme to attend:
* Graduates from 2016/17 are the last cohort to be surveyed with the existing DLHE survey and will be replaced with the new Graduate Outcomes survey.