Quality Assurance System

Independent, external and periodic reviews will ensure the continuous improvement of the programme, and measures planned or taken as the result of such reviews are to be communicated to all concerned.

The Consortium agreed to work under the supervision of two independent bodies. These two bodies will monitor and periodically review the programme to ensure compliance with the stated objectives and adequate response to the needs of students.


  1. Educational Workflow Quality Committee (EWQC) led by Tara Ryan quality assurance expert.

Tara Ryan is a higher education leader who has worked in a variety of tertiary institutions in Ireland and abroad.  In her career to date she has had a particular focus on academic policy development and its implementation, as well as the development and articulation of quality assurance principles and processes from both the internal and external perspectives.  She has successfully led organizational teams through establishment phases in two different types of higher education institutions and she has worked in universities, institutes of technology and in Ireland's awarding body for the non-university sector (formerly the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).


Currently serving as a review panelist with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Tara has a particular interest in the areas of collaborative and transnational quality assurance.  She also acts as a review secretary for Lithuania's Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) (2012- date).   She has participated in, or conducted, various reviews in Tanzania, Germany, France, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.  Her doctoral studies at the University of Bristol were on the area of policy-making and implementation.  She has an interest in the emergence of diverse forms of higher education provision in the contemporary HE landscape.


  1. Content Quality Committee (CQC), led by Harriet Cox Cinematographer, senior teacher of the London Film School.


Leaving university in the early 1980’s with a degree in Social Anthropology and Visual Studies, Cox trained and worked in the camera department before becoming the Camera Operator on the feature films Distant Voices Still Lives [1988, BFI] and The Long Day Closes [1992, BFI] for British Director Terence Davies. Harriet wrote her postgraduate thesis in cinematography and in 2000 Cox was appointed Head of the Camera Department at The London Film School where she continues teaching with the oversight of the post-graduate cinematography and the co-supervision of the doctoral cinematography by practice. Over the past 10-years, as a cinematography educator, Cox has delivered outreach programs, UK and international professional craft workshops. Cox has been invited to present papers at European film-school conferences, advise evaluation boards and participate as a panelist at industry events, most recently, Women in Cinematography [Cinefest 2015] and the Creativity through Discipline in Digital film making [BSC 2016].