The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Xaverian College (the College) following its review in April 2016.
A team of QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.
The review identifies a number of examples of good practice at the College, including:
• the regular and varied programme of teaching observations, which focuses on the enhancement of the student learning experience
• the access to a wide range of learning materials and resources that enables students to develop their academic, personal and professional potential
• the thorough internal moderation processes, including double-marking of all assessed work, which facilitates the security of assessment decisions.
The review recommended that the College develop a formal mechanism to inform students of actions taken in response to their feedback.
QAA’s Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer, because QAA believes that students should be partners in the quality assurance of their education.
The team that reviewed Xaverian College comprised Professor Ian Robinson (independent reviewer) and Cara Williams (student reviewer, Blackburn College).
A successful review means that the College can display the QAA Review Graphic, indicating to UK and international students that the College meets national requirements for standards and quality.