College receives top praise for standards after review

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STAFF at Highbury College have been praised following a review into its standards.

The Higher Education Review is carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

The review investigates the higher education provided by the college and makes judgements as to whether or not its academic standards and quality meet UK expectations.

A team of QAA reviewers visited the college.

They judged that Highbury’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 a number of examples of good practice.

It included the work the college does with entrepreneurship to support staff and students in developing their employability skills. The range of opportunities for higher education staff to take on personal development and scholarly activity to enhance their teaching was also praised.

Principal Stella Mbubaegbu said: ‘We’re pleased to have met the high standards put forth by QAA again and will continue to strive for excellence in all we do.’

The review made some recommendations for improvements.

This included finding a way of providing an overview of all complaints raised by higher education students.

This will increase student awareness of the availability and location of external examiner reports.

A successful review means the college can display the QAA quality mark.

This indicates that the college meets national requirements for standards and quality.