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The Enhancement Themes are a programme of activity involving the whole higher education sector in Scotland. Staff and students collaborate on one or more topics to improve strategy, policy and practice.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Evaluation and impact – 20 years of the Enhancement Themes approach

Date: October 14 - 2020

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Quality Enhancement Framework in Scotland and progress early work on our 2020-23 Enhancement Theme - Resilient Learning Communities - we are excited to be launching a call for an expression of interest on Enhancement Theme evaluation.

This project will help us to identify what impact the Enhancement Themes approach has had - not just on sector-level culture but, ultimately, the student experience.

Worth up to £100,000 and running for the duration of the 2020-23 Theme, this is a great opportunity to work with the Scottish higher education sector.

Many countries around the world have looked to the Scottish approach and this project will help us to identify what is effective and how we can continue to improve the nature of what we do.

We welcome applications from individuals and groups and would be delighted to hear from you.

Further details and the application form are in the documents below.

Please do make contact with us at if you would like to discuss any aspects.

Find out more about our Theme Leadership Team’s vision and hopes for the new Theme in this video.

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