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Brunel meets all standards of UK Quality Mark

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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Brunel University London following its review in March 2016.

A team of QAA reviewers judged that the university’s 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 identified three examples of good practice, in supporting and developing new programmes consistently; providing opportunities and support for students to progress into further study or work; and having an extensive range of training and support available for staff and students through the Brunel Educational Excellence Centre.

The review made two recommendations to Brunel University London, to work with the Students' Union to monitor and review annually the processes for student representation; and to ensure that all departments and colleges provide timely and developmental feedback to students.

Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University London, Professor Julia Buckingham, said: “We are delighted to receive such a positive review, which is testament to the hard work and professionalism of our staff and students.

“It is particularly pleasing that Brunel has been recognised for its strength in supporting the development of students and ensuring they don't just receive a quality education but that they leave with the skills they need to thrive in their career.

“We will continue to work hard to further enhance our provision and address the recommendations made.”

QAA's Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer.

The team that reviewed Brunel University London comprised Dr Patsy Campbell (independent reviewer), Professor Geoffrey Elliott (University of South Wales), Robert Evans (The University of Law) and Alex Pool (student reviewer, Queen Mary University of London).

A successful review means that the University can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that it meets national requirements for standards and quality.

The full report was published on 9 June and is available at www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10000961.