Curriculum design for the first year: First Year Enhancement Theme Report

Catherine Bovill, Kate Morss, Cathy J Bulley

Research output: Other contribution


This report outlines the work and outcomes of a practice-focused development project 'Curriculum design for the first year'. The project was one of nine funded by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the First-Year Experience Enhancement Theme of the Scottish quality enhancement agenda. The stages of this curriculum design project included: completing a literature review; running staff workshops to gather and disseminate information; holding student focus groups to gather students, views and experiences of the curriculum; collecting case studies of interest to the sector; and reporting findings to the sector.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPrinted and electronic
PublisherQAA Scotland
Number of pages102
Place of PublicationMansfield
ISBN (Print)978 1 84482 785 5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • First year
  • curriculum design
  • student engagement

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