In the recent QAA call for expressions of interest to lead Collaborative Enhancement Partnership Projects, 3 out of the 13 successful bids were from consortia made up of University Alliance Members and members of our Doctoral Training Alliance.
Two of the projects, Developing a set of inclusive assessment design attributes for use across the HE sector and Making the language of assessment inclusive, arose through collaborations identified at UA’s Teaching and Learning Network. The third project, Supporting PGR students to prepare for vivas, was identified by those involved with UA’s Doctoral Training Alliance – tapping into shared experiences across the network.
Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance’s CEO said:
‘We are delighted that UA members have been selected to lead these projects for QAA. We have over 30 networks that regularly bring together staff at leadership, academic, professional, student and administrative levels from across our membership. These networks have been vital in providing space and opportunities for our members to work together on common issues, and to engage with external organisations and issues.
It is fantastic to see these successful collaborations emerging from the connections made at these networks. These projects all aim to enhance the quality of UA members students’ learning experiences and will deliver outputs that will benefit the wider higher education sector.
Details of projects:
- Developing a set of inclusive assessment design attributes for use across the HE sector.
Lead – Teesside University.
Partners – Birmingham City University, University of Brighton, University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University, University of the West of England
- Making the language of assessment inclusive
Lead – University of the West of England.
Partners – University of Brighton, University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire
- Supporting PGR students to prepare for Vivas
Lead – University of South Wales
Partners – University Alliance, Coventry University, University of Huddersfield (DTA member)