External review of the RCVS by ENQA

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. ENQA is a membership organisation which: 

  • Promotes European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminates information and expertise among its members and other stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice.
  • Acts as the voice of the European quality assurance agencies, representing its members on the European level by influencing the outcomes of the European policy debates that will impact the work of quality assurance agencies
  • Provides support to its members in understanding and responding to developments in Europe and the challenges they pose.

Following a successful review of processes related to the accreditation of veterinary degrees by the US Department of Education in 2015, the RCVS made the decision to apply for ENQA membership so that our procedures and processes for quality assuring both veterinary and veterinary nursing qualifications could be subject to an external review. An evaluation visit is scheduled for 10-12 April 2018 and here you can read the 2018 RCVS self-assessment report.