This publication is the first part of Volume II of the Quest for Quality for Students (QUEST) research run by the European Students’ Union (ESU). It follows-up on the work that has already been done and published in Volume I, called Going Back to Basics that was published in December 2012.
The project called quest for Quality for Students is a contribution to the policy developments for the quality of higher education, shedding some light on the concept of quality from the perspective of European students. This publication contributes to achieving that goal in a significant way by explaining the outcomes of a survey conducted by esu on students’ perspectives on quality assurance in higher education.
The second part of Volume II (to be published in October 2013) will include the outcomes of several site visits to higher education institutions where focus groups with students and interviews with the institutional leadership and managers of the internal quality assurance systems took place.
All those publications will be the foundation of Volume III (to be published in October 2013), which will present how quality through students’ eyes can be defined, reached and assured; as well as what information students think is important that higher education institutions provide to them.