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Information For Students (Institutional Review)

Cardiff University is preparing to be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), a governing body similar to OFSTED, which ensures that universities maintain high standards and improve the quality of education. See the video below for a brief overview of the role of the QAA.

Why is the University being reviewed?

Every University is routinely reviewed this way to ensure the quality and enhancement of every student’s learning experience. It’s known as Institutional Review.

How does Institutional Review affect me?

It doesn’t directly impact on you as a student. However it could impact on how your degree award is regarded: how the University performs in its Institutional Review will determine how confident the Government and the public can be that the standards of your degree are being maintained. It’s also about ensuring the high reputation of our University world-wide.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved in Institutional Review:

How can I find out more?

If you would like to know more about Institutional Review, email and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

You can also visit the QAA’s website, which has lots of information for students about Institutional Review: