We continually monitor quality and review our existing and new programmes to ensure they reflect recent academic developments and importantly, meet market and employer needs.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) review particularly commended us on the fact that students who met the (audit) team were complimentary about the experience of studying in a research-intensive environment. They spoke of the motivation they gained from being taught by leading researchers. Read Newcastle University's latest QAA review report.
The Careers Service also received praise from the QAA. It contributes effectively to the employability of the University's students. It particularly works with academic departments to embed employability skills in the student learning experience.
Newcastle University has achieved five QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. More than 200 universities worldwide have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system. The Stars system rates universities against a number of performance indicators. We are proud to have been awarded five stars overall and in the following areas:
Internal quality checks
Our own rigorous internal quality measures include our students' feedback - we ask them about the quality of their learning opportunities and experiences.
Boards of studies (which include student representatives) actively respond to this feedback.
Our students can also elect members to staff-student committees, which consider the quality of learning experiences and make recommendations.