15 Dec 2022

Introducing the Tertiary Enhancement Topic

‘The future of learning and teaching: defining and delivering an effective and inclusive digital/blended offering.’

We are pleased to publish a briefing on the newly introduced Tertiary Enhancement Topic, which the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) proposed as an additional project to be developed by sector agencies over the next two academic years (2022-23 and 2023-24) with the aim of developing a joint approach to quality in colleges and universities.

It will be developed in partnership with students and we are asking students’ associations and students’ unions to feed into the enhancement topic discussion, providing data and experiences from their students around online and digital learning. The key way to engage will be through our regular meetings of SESN (Student Engagement Staff Network) and NEON (National Education Officers’ Network) at which we will deliver updates on the project and organise activities to allow everyone to help shape the future tertiary approach to quality.

The briefing was circulated to our networks of students’ association staff and sabbatical officers in late November and we hope it is proving useful in thinking about the topic and how your institution could contribute.

The move to a tertiary approach to quality is an outcome of the SFC’s Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability as outlined on our website.

For more information or if you have any queries around this piece of work, please contact Gloria Laurini, Development Consultant - gloria.laurini@sparqs.ac.uk.

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