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

Good Practice

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
  • the comprehensive induction and the staff development opportunities offered to all staff that enables them to effectively support the specific needs of their international students


Quality Assurance Agency Action Plan

DMUIC's 2017 Action Plan (Download PDF)

Educational Oversight Annual Monitoring Reports

DMUIC's Annual Monitoring Outcome 2019 (Download PDF)

DMUIC's Annual Monitoring Outcome 2018 (Download PDF)

Access and Participation Statements

DMUIC Access and Participation Statement (Download PDF)

Student Protection Plan

Student Protection Plan 2019-20 (Download PDF)

Value for Money Statement (Download PDF)