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what are the Enhancement Themes?

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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Year 3 plans published for Resilient Learning Communities Enhancement Theme

Date: February 9 - 2023

An overview of how Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions are engaging with the Enhancement Themes in 2023 has been published.

This is the third and final year of the Resilient Learning Communities Enhancement Theme and institutions’ work is focusing on completing projects. Evaluation and impact are also a key focus along with promoting and disseminating the outcomes of activity. The overview draws out the commonalities and distinctiveness in projects and links through to each institution’s Year 3 plan for further details.

The institutional-level projects are an important part of the Enhancement Theme work, helping drive wider national impact.

You can access the summary report for the HE work, as well as explore each institutions individual plans on the Enhancement Themes website.

Outcomes from the work will be showcased at the 2023 Enhancement Conference on 14 and 15 June 2023. Further information on the conference, including how you can register to participate, is available on the Shaping the Student Experience Together: 20 Years of Enhancement web page.


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