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individual course pages on our website. Some courses are also delivered or have an element of the course delivered at an external partner site. Online courses normally require no campus attendance. Please see the individual course entries on our website for details. Teaching and learning activities and assessment methods Teaching and assessment methods vary across the named awards, but may include essays, case study reports, simulations, projects, presentations and examinations. Class sizes Class sizes at QMU vary according to your course. However, the relatively small size of the University means that you can quickly get to know our staff and fellow students on your course, while also experiencing a range of teaching and learning opportunities aimed at enhancing your overall student experience. You need never feel lost in a crowd of students in a huge lecture theatre. For students completing an online course, you will be able to join an online community of students. Staff expertise providing real-life learning External review We take pride in ensuring that our teaching is relevant to today’s workplaces and prepares students for their chosen careers. You will be taught by academic staff with in-depth knowledge and experience of their subject area. Our staff ensure that they are up to date with the latest knowledge, thinking and developments in their field and have strong links with industry and professional bodies. Some continue to practice professionally in their own areas of expertise, while others are involved in world-leading research, shaping future discussion and methodologies in their profession. You may also be taught by visiting lecturers from across the globe, attracted to the University and its location in Scotland’s capital. All Scottish universities, including QMU, are subject to regular periodic external review. This is undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency. The review process is called Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR). ELIR focuses on the University’s arrangements for managing academic standards and enhancing the quality of the student learning experience. QMU’s most recent ELIR visit was in 2018. The outcome was a judgement of effectiveness. This is the highest of three possible outcomes. The full ELIR report is available at www.qaa.ac.uk/reviewing- higher-education/quality-assurance- reports/provider?UKPRN=13335337# You can find staff profiles on our website by subject at www.qmu.ac.uk/schools- and-divisions/. Please note that our staffing is subject to change. 13