International Higher Education Consultancy

Higher Education Quality Enhancement Services

Audit and Review | Analysis and Evaluation | Developmental Workshops | Quality Enhancement

Our Services

Specialists in quality enhancement 

With detailed knowledge of higher education, quality enhancement and quality assurance HEQES offers an individual service designed around your specific requirements.

Audit & Review

With extensive experience of external and internal review methods we can support your preparations for external review…

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Analysis & Evaluation

When an independent view would provide you with that additional insight you need to help you progress, we can help.

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Developmental Workshops

Built around the strategic challenges you want solved we can design and deliver customised workshops to define…

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Quality Enhancement

Above all, HEQES is concerned with quality enhancement. We are passionate about the student experience and how…

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Current & Recent Projects

Studijų Kokybės Vertinimo Centras (SKVC): Institutional Review of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania, 2021-22

The Director was Secretary to the panel for SKVC’s external quality review of the Vilnius Academy of the Arts. The report will be published in 2022.


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

  • Consultancy on the implementation of Quality Enhancement method for the review of UK transnational higher education, 2021.
  • Development and production of internal quality assurance principles, policies and procedures for a UK-wide organisation, 2022

Design of the new approach for the review of UK Transnational Education 

QAA has appointed HEQES to lead this development for UK higher education. It provides stability in the approach from 2021 to 2026.

The new enhancement-led method:

  • delivers breadth and depth of coverage focusing on three countries each year, combining major host countries with developing and emerging markets
  • focuses on the quality of the student learning experience
  • enhances practice through shared learning
  • extends insights into local operating environments to strengthen mutual trust and understanding
  • supports the UK Government’s International Education Strategy

Review of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

HKCAAVQ requested a review by ENQA. This enabled the Council to understand its match with approaches in Europe and the European Standards and Guidance for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. The Director of HEQES was a member of the review panel together with colleagues from across Europe with the report published in 2021. 

Re-alignment review of the Commission for Academic Accreditation, United Arab Emirates against the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) against its Guidelines of Good Practice

The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), United Arab Emirates requested a re-alignment review of the Commission and its work against INQAAHE’s Guidelines of Good Practice. The report was published in 2021

The Director of HEQES was a member of the review panel together with colleagues from across globe.