UK Quality Mark for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) following its review in June 2015.
A team of QAA reviewers visited UWTSD and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.
The review identifies the following examples of good practice:
  • the comprehensive range of academic and pastoral support provided for all students
  • the use of an interactive online system to gather and act on student feedback.
The review also highlights the engagement of the University with its collaborative partners through the roles of Partnership Co-ordinators and Partnership Team Leaders as a feature of good practice.
The review made some recommendations for improvements, for example:
  • to adopt a consistent approach to ensuring that all students are provided with clear grading criteria which enable them to understand what is required to achieve a particular grade
  • to ensure that assessment feedback is provided in line with University requirements
  • to strengthen the reporting arrangements for external examining to ensure more effective oversight of collaborative provision.
QAA’s Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer, because QAA believes that students should be partners in the quality assurance of their education.
The team that reviewed the University of Wales Trinity Saint David comprised Professor John Baldock (University of Kent), Claire Blanchard (University of Chester), Hayley Burns (University of South Wales), Professor Diane Meehan (Liverpool John Moores University) and Matthew Kitching (student reviewer at Buckinghamshire New University).
A successful review means that the University can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the University meets national requirements for standards and quality.