Formal mechanisms for quality and governance

This element of the Student Engagement Framework focuses on formal engagement with institutions through representative structures and processes operated primarily by students’ associations. It is about ensuring that student representatives can work in partnership with their institutions to enhance the student experience at a strategic level, as well as representing individuals or groups of students in an effective manner.

The 'Engagement in Quality', and 'Representation and Partnership' sections of the resource library contains lots of information relating  to this.


Two particularly good resources are:

Learning from ELIR: Student Representation and Engagement in Quality - QAA

A report from QAA Scotland highlighting the lessons learned regarding student engagement from recent years' Enhancement-led Institutional Reviews, and highlighting various national trends and pieces of institutional practice.

Please see link below:


Dimensions of Quality - The Higher Education Academy


An important report by Graham Gibb for the Higher Education setting out and exploring three dimensions of quality:

    • presage
    • process
    • product



From the resource library page you  can also use the resource library search box where  you can input specific search terms such as -

'quality', 'governance' or any other suitable criteria including Institution Titles and this will bring  up all information relating to your  search.

The Top 10 Most Viewed resources can also  be found on the resource library page.

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