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Sue Hackett (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and Dr Siobhán Nic Fhlannchadha ( Project Manager), as members of the Analysis and Impact Group, put forward the Discussion Paper on Evidencing Value through Impact.

It is our intention that the Paper will inform readers and introduce the key characteristics of impact. Even more so, we hope this Paper will stimulate discussion and further thinking about what it means to achieve impact and to enhance the student experience using the results of

We hope that the Paper will be viewed as an evolving and dynamic document. This paper was first introduced as part of the Impact session at Empowerment and Partnership in Student Engagement, an online conference co-created and hosted by, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP).

Now we seek contributions from colleagues across all of the higher education institutions participating in and indeed across the higher education sector through an open consultation on the paper. All feedback received will be considered on an ongoing basis up until a revised version is presented for consideration at the Practitioners Forum 2021, expected to take place in May 2021.

To submit your feedback, please email and comments will be posted on this page for further consideration. 

You can also Tweet your feedback if you are a Twitter user and want to share your thoughts more widely. Please include @StudentSurveyIE for your submission to be included in the consultation. 

Readers would also be well served by reading Evidence-based Insights About Impact in Teaching and Learning, a document written by the first author as a Forum Insight paper for the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. This document can be accessed here: