The QETs are part of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Quality Enhancement Framework.

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The  QETs aim to improve the student learning experience in higher education. This is achieved by staff and students sharing current good practice and creating ideas and models for innovation in learning and teaching. Read about QAA Scotland

The current theme

The next three-year Enhancement Theme will be Resilient Learning Communities

Find out more about the theme


Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience ran from 2017 to 2020.

Read our special edition of Highlighter Issue 31 for more information on the Themes.

Resources from the The 15th Enhancement Conference: Evaluation, Evidence & Enhancement: Inspiring Staff & Students are available on the QET website

The QAA project, Feedback from Assessment 2017-18,  explored students' opinions on the feedback they receive from assessment. Read more about the project and the associated resources


Optimising the use of existing evidence: update on upskilling webinars

A series of webinars for the session 2018-19 focus on this strand, which is aimed at upskilling students and staff. They will be of interest to a wide variety of students and staff within institutions and, in particular, those with a teaching leadership role.

Each webinar will be supplemented with additional materials that can be downloaded from the Enhancement Themes website and repurposed within institutions.

You will find the latest information and more details on the QAA events web page

Get involved

The work is planned and directed through the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC), on which every Scottish higher education institute is represented.

Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) is our representative, and leads the theme on behalf of the sector.

Dr Aliki Varvogli (Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, School of Humanities) is the institutional team lead.

Our team members are:

  • Dr Lorraine Anderson
  • Erica Hensens
  • Naomi Jeffery
  • Wesley Rennison
  • School Representatives
  • DUSA President 2018-2019, Sofia Skevofylaka
  • DUSA VP Academic 2018-2019, Charlie Kleboe-Rogers

If you would like to be involved contact us.

We are represented through the sector-wide Theme Leaders' Group (TLG) and also have an institutional team which oversees work at the local level.

Keep up-to-date

For the latest information see Enhancement Themes News and Events