Higher Education Review (HER)

Higher Education Review (HER)

Dean of Higher Education, the Hugh Baird University Centre

"I’m delighted to introduce the results of our Higher Education Review (HER). The QAA Higher Education Review is the higher education equivalent to an Ofsted Inspection and the Hugh Baird University Centre had its latest review in May 2015. We think the results were exceptional and we are very proud to share them with you. This webpage is intended to give an overview of the results and what they mean. The findings of the review not only include commendations for several key areas, but also highlight lots of good practice and we think they demonstrate our continued commitment to raising aspirations, increasing opportunities for all and inspiring students to develop their full potential."

The best bits:

Key findings:

  • We are committed to continuous improvement of student learning opportunities
  • We offer good quality information about learning opportunities
  • We have strong links with local industry in the Liverpool City Region
  • We develop courses in growing industries offering employment opportunities for graduates
  • We maintain academic standards on behalf of our validating partners, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Edge Hill University
  • All of our undergraduates experience work-based learning
  • Our academic staff share good practice in teaching and learning
  • QAA highlight no areas for improvement

What it means for our students:

  • They get relevant information, advice and guidance throughout the application process
  • We support them to achieve their academic, personal and professional potential
  • They will experience work-based learning and graduate with the skills employers need
  • Employers are actively involved in the design and delivery of their courses
  • Our Progression Strategy will help them move from further education (FE) to higher education (HE) and from HE to employment or further study
  • We enhance their employability skills
  • The teaching and learning standards they receive will match those at the University of Central Lancashire and Edge hill University
  • Their lecturers share best practice and will enhance their learning experience
Higher Education Review (HER)

Our Graduates agree:

Sharon Hay
Visual Merchandiser – IKEA Group

Sharon graduated from the Hugh Baird University Centre with a first class honours degree in Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design, validated by the University of Central Lancashire.

"In today’s competitive jobs market, anything that makes a candidate stand out from the crowd at interview is invaluable and the experience I gained at the Hugh Baird University Centre definitely added to my employability."

A full copy of our Higher Education Review can be downloaded here.