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Celebrating 20 years of Scotland’s enhancement-led approach

Date: October 12 - 2022

The 2022-23 academic year is an important milestone for the Scottish higher education sector as it marks 20 years of our national enhancement-led approach to quality.

To celebrate this milestone, QAA Scotland is, on behalf of the sector, hosting an exciting 20 Years of Enhancement campaign, which will draw on sector colleagues’ and students’ experience of our enhancement-led approach, create opportunities for critical reflection, consider lessons learned, and look to the future of enhancement in Scotland.

Over the course of the year, our programme will include online panel discussions with sector leaders, refreshed Enhancement Themes resources which have been updated to reflect recent developments in practice, and reflective blogs covering topics such as the national Enhancement Themes, student engagement in enhancement and more. The programme will culminate on 14-15 June 2023 with QAA Scotland’s 5th International Enhancement Conference, ‘Shaping the Student Experience Together: 20 Years of Enhancement’.

The programme kicks off this week with the publication of a new blog from Dr Ailsa Crum, Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards at QAA, reflecting on 20 years of the enhancement-led approach to quality in Scotland. Dr Crum played a key role in the conception and successful implementation of the national enhancement-led approach to quality and continues to champion the value of enhancement in her role at QAA. Her unique perspective provides an excellent introduction to Scotland’s enhancement-led approach to quality and its continued value in a tertiary education sector.

Information on all of the activities that will make up the 20 Years of Enhancement programme is available on the Enhancement Themes website. Join the conversation online using #Enhancement20.