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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. Watch our video to find out more.

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Registration opens for QAA Scotland’s 5th International Enhancement Conference

Date: March 16 - 2023

QAA Scotland is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 5th International Enhancement Conference, ‘Shaping the Student Experience Together: 20 Years of Enhancement’. The can’t-miss event will be held on 14-15 June 2023 at Glasgow Caledonian University, in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.

The packed two-day programme will give delegates the opportunity to explore the work of the current Enhancement Theme, Resilient Learning Communities. The conference will also reflect on 20 years of the enhancement-led approach in Scotland, its achievements and impact, and look to the future of enhancement within a tertiary education sector.

Colleagues can register to attend in-person and choose from the full programme or participate in a selected number of hybrid sessions online. Please note that in-person places are limited!

For more information, visit the event information page on our website, which will direct you to the event booking site to explore the full programme and complete your registration.


Shaping the Student Experience Together: 20 Years of Enhancement

June 14 to June 15 - 2023



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