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Links to guidelines, documents and websites relating to national and international good practice and policy in the area of quality assurance and enhancement can be found below.

In addition, a number of quality 'roadmaps' are available which provide a graphic representation of key quality assurance procedures in Trinity.

Documents and Websites

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

QQI Policy on Quality Assurance Guidelines

Core Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines

Sector-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Designated Awarding Bodies

Topic specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Research Degree Programmes (QQI)

Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for Providers of Blended Learning Programmes

'Quality in an Era of Diminishing Resources’ - Irish Higher Education 2008-15; QQI (2016)

National Framework of Qualifications (fan diagramme)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in the University Sector: Policies, case studies and issues arising (Framework Implementation Network)

Code of Practice for the Provision of Programmes of Education and Training to International Learners

Doctoral Education

Postgraduate Research Student Handbook

Ireland's Framework of Good Practice for Research Degree Programmes

Irish Universities PhD Graduate Skills Statement (Irish Universities Association)

National Framework for Doctoral Education (Higher Education Authority)

Supervision of Research Students Best Practice Guidelines (Trinity College Dublin)

European Higher Education

European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the Higher Education Area (ESG)

Enhancing Quality: From Policy to Practice

Eureka Moments-Top tips for Internal Quality Assurance - EUA (2015)

ESG Part 1-Are Universities Ready - EUA (2015)

European Quality Assurance Forum (Annual Conference Proceedings)

Examining Quality Culture -Part 1 Quality Assurance Processes in Higher Education Institutions

Examining Quality Culture - Part II Processes and Tools - Participation, Ownership and Bureaucracy

Ranking in institutional Strategies and Processes: Impact or Illusion?

Good Practice Guidelines

Framework of Good Practice for Research Degree Programmes (QQI)

Good Practice for the Approval, Monitoring and Periodic Review of Programmes and Awards in Irish Universities: IUQB (2012)

Guidelines for the Approval, Monitoring and Review of Collaborative and Transnational Provision: IHEQN (2013)

Managing Academic Risk-HEFCE Good Management Practice Project Final Report Colin Raban and Elizabeth Turner (2005)

Supervision of Research Students Best Practice Guidelines (Trinity College Dublin)

Writing and Using Learning Outcomes - A Practical Guide Dr Declan Kennedy

Higher Education Authority Ireland

HEA Key Facts and Figures 2017-18

HEA Institutional and Sectoral Profiles 2016-17

Department of Education and Skills

Irish Educated, Globally Connected: An International Education Strategy for Ireland, 2016 - 2020: Department of Education and Skills (DES)

Irish Legislation

The Irish Statute Book


Fostering Quality Teaching in Higher Education: Policies and Processes -International Management in Higher Education

Learning our Lesson: Review of Quality Teaching in Higher Education -OECD

Students (UG and PGT) (2018)

Trinity Postgraduate Research Student Handbook (2018)

Overview on Student-Centred Learning in Higher Education in Europe - European Students Union

Quest for Quality for Students-Survey on Student Perspectives - European Students Union

Student Advancement of Graduates Employability - European Students Union

Focus Group Procedure


Five Phases of Quality Assurance- Maastricht University November 2015 (EQAF Conference Barcelona)

Trinity Library - Information and Supports for Quality Reviews


UK Quality Code Overview

Review of external examining Arrangements in Universities and Colleges in the UK (Final Report and Recommendations) - Universities UK

Quality Roadmaps

Framework for Quality

Student Resources

Process map for UG course approval

Process map for PG course approval

Process map for UG External Examiner process

Process map for PG External Examiner process

Process map for Quality Reviews

Useful Templates

Policy Template

Procedure Template

External Examiner Report Template

External Examiner Nominee Form

Academic External Reviewer Nomination Form