Academic Standards and Partnerships Office
The QAA undertook a review of the University in December 2014.
The review found that we meet all expectations required of higher education providers, and commended our focus on improving the student learning experience.
An action plan (.pdf) has been produced in response to the review.
The Academic Standards and Partnerships Office (ASPO) is responsible for the management,
support and development of academic standards and quality procedures across our University and our
We provide professional advice and information to University colleagues, external bodies and
partner organisations in relation to quality assurance and enhancement
matters. We also support our University's commitment to the continuous enhancement of the quality
of the student learning experience. We manage partnership development and the quality assurance
and enhancement of academic partnerships that involve students studying
for an Essex award.
Key areas of activity
- Annual and periodic course reviews
- Academic partnerships
- Course approval and validation
- External audit and review
- External examining arrangements
We work closely with partner institutions to develop high quality, accessible learning opportunities,
across the UK and internationally.