Academic & Student Affairs

Teaching Enhancement Student Success Fund

With the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Department for Education and Learning (DEL), the University established a fund called The Teaching Enhancement Student Success Fund (formerly The Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund). This initiative supported staff in enhancing the quality of learning and teaching.

The most recent funding was advertised in December 2009 and proposals were invited seeking to enhance the student academic experience. Further details of the TESS funded projects and projects for 2008-2009 are available via the links below as exemplars of good practice. Please note that no further funding is available at this time.

Completed Project Case Studies


Student Engagement

  • Dr Joan Rahilly, School of English, has completed an article for the May 2010 edition of Reflections on her TQEF-funded project on Peer Mentoring for first-year English students (download¬†article). 
  • Dr Philip Hanna, School of EEECS, The use of attendance monitoring and an associated programme of tutor support in promoting student engagement with contact teaching (download case study)
  • Dr John McKinley, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Computer Assisted Self-Assessment (CASA) (download case study)

Enhancing the student academic experience

  • Dr Todd Weir, School of History and Anthropology, Internationalising student experience/localising international students (download case study) (Word, 116KB)
  • Mr Colin O'Hare, Queen's University Management School, Engagement through e-learning (download case study) (pdf 60.7KB) 

Employability and Skills

  • Mr John Knowles, Information Services (Library Services and Research Support), Enhancing Student Information Skills at Queen's (download case study)
  • Dr Chris Scott, School of Pharmacy, Improving Employability: Enhancement of Core Skills and Professionalism within the Pharmacy MPharm degree (download case study)
  • Dr Fiona Magowan, School of History and Anthropology, The Impact of Performance, Postgraduate Skills as an Employability Strategy (download case study)

Showcase of Recently Funded Projects

Drop-in to Innovation was an event held in December 2008 that showcased the most recently funded projects through the TQEF covering institutional areas of student engagement and employability and skills. Download details of the projects showcased at the event (PDF, 88KB).

Further Information

Please contact Alison Skillen on ext 1446 or if you have any queries regarding previously funded projects.