Quality Assurance

The University has procedures in place for the regular review of its educational provision, including the annual review of modules and programmes which draw on feedback from such sources as external examiners’ reports, student evaluation (see overleaf), student achievement and progression data.  In addition, subject areas are reviewed every three years through a subject and programme quality review scheme that includes external input.  These procedures are recorded in codes of practice contained in the TQA Manual. These programmes are also subject to accreditation by their relevant professional body with an annual monitoring process. Additionally, nearly all subject areas are reviewed from time to time by the national Quality Assurance Agency for HE; see the QAA web site for review reports on subjects at Exeter.


  • Programme Meeting
  • Board of Examiners
  • Clinical Education Development and Research Management/Strategy Group
  • College of Life and Environmental Studies Education Strategy Group
  • Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes (Taught Faculty)


The following ongoing processes form part of the programme’s quality assurance:

  • SPQR - the University’s tri-annual teaching quality review scheme
  • External examiners’ reports > Vice Chancellor >  Dean of College

Mechanisms for gaining programme member feedback on quality of teaching, practice placements and their learning experience can include:

  • Termly meetings of programme member representatives giving feedback to programme leads within the Staff-Student Liaison Committee
  • Programme member feedback on teaching (questionnaires) at the end of each module
  • Programme member feedback on clinical supervision where relevant (supervision reports)
  • SPQR - the University’s  tri-annual teaching quality review scheme
  • TDU/PCAP course for new substantive staff
  • Staff appraisal
  • Peer teaching observation
  • QAA Subject Review
  • College Meetings termly

Committees with responsibility for monitoring and evaluating quality and standards:

  • Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes (Taught Faculty)
  • Board of Examiners

Programme members are required to complete:

  • Teaching Feedback
  • Module Feedback
  • Programme Feedback