Cranfield University Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance is underpinned by our Education and Research Strategies, our Knowledge Exploitation Strategy and is based on the University Charter and Statutes.
Cranfield seeks to provide its students with the best possible educational experience. We set and maintain high academic standards for teaching and learning across all our programmes, supported by robust quality assurance policies and procedures.
- Academic Misconduct
- Complaints students
- External examiners
- Roles and responsibilities
- General student handbook
- Recognised Teachers
- Health and Safety handbook (Cranfield campus)
- Health and Safety handbook (Shrivenham campus)
External examining forms
Annual reflective reviews of courses and periodic Senate reviews of Schools and focussed reviews are conducted for internal quality assurance of academic provision.
- Annual reflective review
- Senate reviews of Schools
- Senate focused reviews
External validation is carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
- View our latest report (2010) from the Quality Assurance Agency
Programme and course approval
Robust committee structures are used to:
- set up new courses
- set up academic partnerships
- monitor and act upon student feedback from internal and external surveys
- encourage student representation and participation
- ensure high standards through use of
- external examiners
- industry links
- leading-edge research
- research-informed teaching
The assessment of all postgraduate courses of the University are subject to agreed qualitative criteria.
We are committed to providing a positive student experience and capture feedback through a number of mechanisms including internal and national student surveys, to enhance the quality of our provision.
Survey feedback is reported on an annual basis and reviewed by Teaching and Research Committees, Senior Management and Departments heads, to enable a process of continuous improvement of the student experience.
Alongside our internal Student Satisfaction and New Student Surveys, we capture the academic experience of our students through the national Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), both run by the Higher Education Academy.
The success of our graduates is monitored through the national Destination of Leavers survey which shows 92% of our graduates are in relevant employment or further study within six months of graduation, securing jobs in some of the world’s best known companies including Nissan, Oxfam, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson, Williams F1, Water-Aid, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rolls Royce, Veolia, Kraft and GlaxoSmithKline to name a few.