As the University develops its QAE, it recognises the importance of provide development work for staff and students. The Quality Assurance (QA) Office provides programmes of formal development and training sessions to introduce and expand staff awareness and operations of QAE, and how to meet the requirements of QAE. Alongside these, the QA Office provides ongoing informal QAE-related development, support, training, advice, review and administration for all units of the University, involving staff and students as appropriate.
Development, continuous improvement and QAE go hand-in-hand, and the QA office ensures that its work and development sessions are widely disseminated to members of the University., as transparency is an important feature of QAE work.
The QA Office ensure that the University’s QAE work is related to externality and external standards and benchmarks. This includes: QAE requirements, practices and operations; QA agencies; government departments and requirements; external accreditation; external review and audit. The QA Office ensures that these are linked to dissemination and staff development on an ongoing basis, with materials, information and resources available to all members of the University.