The aims of Quality Enhancement at Birkbeck are as follows:
To meet and, where possible, exceed the needs of students and staff in pursuit of the College's aim to provide quality, research-led teaching to a diverse student body, which is mature and predominantly part-time, over a broad range of subjects.
To increase emphasis on transferable skills and employer engagement, as well as continuing to promote widening participation.
To strengthen and integrate the effectiveness of the support and learning environment including the infrastructure and resources to deliver the College’s overall mission and priorities. This includes a commitment to the professional development and career enhancement of all staff.
To adopt an approach of integrating as far as possible enhancement measures and methods into routine procedures, to reinforce both the philosophy and the practice of quality enhancement.
To ensure consistency of Birkbeck’s quality procedures with national requirements set by the Quality Assurance Agency and other channels of policy.