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Education Quality and Policy Office

The Education Quality and Policy Office (EQPO) is responsible for the quality assurance of all taught higher education provision, and for University-wide education-related policies. This work is informed by close liaison with central committees and in collaboration with Schools, Faculties, Departments, and Colleges.  We ensure compliance with the Office for Students’ education-related registration conditions and alignment with sector standards. 

The University's Quality Assurance Framework can be viewed here.

EQPO's core activities are primarily:

  • Providing guidance and support in the development of new courses and revision of current courses.  We liaise with course directors and other academic and professional services staff to ensure quality is embedded in all taught provision, to assess any impact on current and potential students and to monitor compliance with consumer law.
  • Regularly reviewing each course via a structured monitoring and review process which is data driven but also requires course directors to reflect on student experience, outcomes, and feedback.  Working with contacts in faculties and departments we seek to resolve areas of concern, sometimes via referral to other central teams, including the Postgraduate Research Office (PGRO), Blended Learning Service (BLS) and Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL).
  • Reviewing external examiner reports and liaising with faculties and departments as appropriate.
  • Reviewing programme specifications to ensure they are current and reflective of the course as taught, and that they clearly map teaching and curricula to student outcomes and objectives.
  • Ensuring entries in the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses provide clear, accurate and useful information for potential students.

What's new

Foreign travel fund

Further information for staff about the Foreign travel fund.