Quality Assurance Agency Report
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education. It is dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experience they are entitled to expect.
De Montfort University International College (DMUIC) underwent an educational oversight monitoring visit by the QAA in 2017 and received a final report. Judgements from this are summarised below and the full report can be accessed using the link provided.
DMUIC has since made exceptional progress based on the report findings and in 2018, received a commendable outcome from the monitoring visit. DMUIC submitted an annual return in January 2019 that demonstrates that it is continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.
QAA Review 2017
The monitoring visit in March 2017 resulted in the following judgements:
The QAA panel formed the following judgement about DMUIC (formerly LIPC).
- confidence can be placed in DMUIC's management of its responsibilities for academic standards, as set out in its contractual arrangements with its academic partner
- confidence can be placed in DMUIC's management and enhancement of the quality of learning opportunities
- reliance can be placed on the information that DMUIC produces for its intended audiences about the learning opportunities it offers
The QAA panel identified the following features of good practice at DMUIC.
- the strong and collegial relationship between DMU, OIEG and DMUIC that contributes to the enhancement of learning opportunities
Quality Assurance Agency Action Plan
The following Action Plan has been published in response to the above report:
DMUIC's 2017 Action Plan (Download PDF)
Educational Oversight Annual Monitoring Reports
DMUIC's Annual Monitoring Outcome 2018 (Download PDF)
Access and Participation Statements
DMUIC Access and Participation Statement (Download PDF)