Winner of the 2015/16 Partnership Tutor Fund

Flora Dennis, Partnership Tutor West Dean College, won the 2015/16 Partnership Tutor Fund. Flora was awarded the fund to organise an exchange day at West Dean College for MA Conservation Students at West Dean and MA Art History and MA Museum Curating Students at the University.

Flora said ‘as a result of the Partnership Tutor fund we were able to organise an exchange day at West Dean College for MA Conservation Students at West Dean and MA Art History and MA Museum Curating students at the University of Sussex. The day was based on West Dean’s collections and prepared students to move beyond postgraduate study into a range of professional workplaces such as museums, galleries, historic buildings and the cultural and heritage sector’.

The Partnership Tutor fund was launched in 2015. The fund is awarded for activities relating to student engagement. For example, bringing students at partner institutions to the University to attend lectures, seminars, and workshops.

The Partnership Tutor Fund was re-launched for 2016/17 and tutors can apply for the fund.

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The new Teaching and Learning Toolkit

February saw the launch of Sussex’s new Teaching and Learning Toolkit, a new Study Direct site designed to bring together resources, research and ideas for people teaching at Sussex. As ADQE’s very own Teaching Fellow, I’ve co-ordinated putting the Toolkit together in response to requests and feedback from across the University. Read more ›

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External Examiner Induction 2016/17

What’s the External Examiner Induction then?

Each year, the University employs around 80 external academics from other institutions. It is the role of these external academics to check that the University’s standards of teaching and assessment are upheld, and the awards given to students are appropriate. You can read more about the role of External Examiners on the ADQE webpages.

In order to ensure that the External Examiners are fully aware of their role, and the rules and processes which guide our exams and assessments, the University provides Induction sessions for all of our External Examiners.

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Internal Student Surveys at Sussex

The University carries out internal surveys of students to measure their satisfaction with their courses, any common issues with key themes across the University, and to give all students the opportunity to make their opinion heard. This blog post outlines some of the changes to internal surveys at Sussex over the past few years, and details the new system of internal surveys launching this year.

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2015/16 Student-Led Teaching Awards


The University has several awards for staff which we offer annually.

We get a huge kick out of hearing about the fantastic work that our staff do, and enjoy being able to show students’ and staff appreciation of their efforts.

This post outlines one of these awards and gives some highlights from the Student-Led Teaching Awards in recent years.


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Resources for Examinations and Assessments

This post highlights some of the resources available relating to examinations and assessment.

The ADQE Academic Standards webpages provide the complete set of resources for 2016/17.

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2015/16 Validations

Every year the University validates a number of new courses. For those that are unclear on what ‘validates’ means, in this context it is where the University scrutinizes a proposed new course and decides whether or not to approve it.
Unsurprisingly validations take place at validation events and these are organised by ADQE. The events are attended by a panel and the course team. The event usually lasts four hours.

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2016 Partner Network Day

What is the Partner Network Day I hear you cry?

The Partner Network Day is an annual event organised by ADQE (Partnership) and attended by staff at partner institutions, Partnership Tutors and senior members of the University. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for networking and reflection.

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Welcome to the ADQE blog

Welcome to the ADQE blog!

This is a new initiative, showing some of the ongoing work in the team and to highlight the best bits.

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Merry Christmas from ADQE

The Christmas season is upon us once more!

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