29th November 2001




The University of Lincoln’s education institute is celebrating today after it earned the university its highest ever score for teaching quality.


The university scored 24 out of 24 for the subject of education which is taught at the university’s International Institute for Educational Leadership (IIEL) after a review by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) inspectors.


The QAA carries out Teaching Quality Reviews (TQRs) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to ensure that teaching standards of universities meet government criteria.


Scores of 22 and above are recognised as ‘excellent’ in national newspaper league tables and 24 is the maximum score.


“We’re delighted with the result,” commented Fergus O’Sullivan, Director of the Institute. “It reinforces all the hard work we’ve put in over the past year and puts the insititute on the map.


“It will also contribute to the university’s mission to be recognised as a university of distinction and quality.”


David Weitzman, chair of the review panel, commented: “The inspectors were very impressed with the high quality of provision. We awarded the subject of education the highest grades in all areas giving it a total of 24 – the highest score possible.”


The IIEL has a national and international reputation for its postgraduate courses in education management.


For further information about postgraduate courses in education please contact the International Institute for Educational Leadership on 01522 886190


This is the second excellent score for the university since the subject of Politics was awarded 22 earlier this year.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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