Student Feedback

Monitoring and Evaluation of T&L

Audits/Review Reports and Action Plans

Student Feedback

QA Committees

Monitoring and Evaluation of T&L


Audits/Review Reports and Action Plans

Policy and Quality Control Unit

The Maldives National University (MNU) recognizes the quality of higher education as imperative to realizing its vision and mission. As such, the management of quality is fundamental to the achievement of MNU’s strategic directions.

MNU’s Quality Assurance mechanisms are directed by the quality assurance (QA) policy and its related frameworks and guidelines. Guided by MNU’s values, the key principles of MNU’s Quality Assurance Policy are:

  1. Fairness & equity: establishing fairness and equity in all services provided;
  2. Developmental process: ensuring quality assurance and enhancement are ongoing developmental processes;
  3. Continuous improvement: practicing continuous improvement as a top priority in all aspects of the University’s functions;
  4. Risk management: supporting resilient continuity planning processes to manage unexpected interruptions to the functioning of the university;
  5. Stakeholder engagement: adopting multi-stakeholder engagement to ensure relevance and wider participation in its quality assurance processes;
  6. Self-assessment and reflection: fostering an ethos of critical self-assessment and evaluation of its performance at individual, team, and institutional levels;
  7. Evidence-based: making decisions based on systematically collected evidence;
  8. Standards: setting quality standards, accountability, and transparency that adhere to local and international requirements;
  9. Benchmarking: assessing performance and monitoring standards by adopting relevant global good practices; and
  10. Collegiality: applying procedures that reflect collegiality through collaboration, peer review, and decision-making.

Contact Us

Policy and Quality Control Unit
+960 3345198

Dr. Aminath Shiyama

Quality Assurance Controller

Mariyam Nuzuha Ali

Senior Administrative Officer

Student Feedback

At MNU, we seek students’ feedback through interactive feedback sessions as part of the Student Voice Policy and in accordance with the Quality Assurance Policy. These feedback mechanisms include:

Student Experience Survey

The annual Student Experience Survey (SES) allows the students of MNU to share their experiences and insights in studying at MNU. This is a voluntary survey and information from this survey enables MNU to;

  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning experiences
  • Monitor and improve the support services
  • Evaluate the quality of student experiences

Student Feedback Panel

The student feedback panel is a central-level panel. Through these panel meetings, we collect input on services, enhance the student experience, and support policy development. 

This panel involves MNU Student Union (MNUSU), Student Support Services (SSS), and the Policy and Quality Control Unit (PQCU).

Each term, there are three meetings with follow-ups when and where necessary. 

Student Panel                                                                              

The Student Panel is a faculty-level panel.

This panel consists of student representatives from all courses in the faculty, SU Faculty Wings, Exco, and the Dean.

Three meetings are held each term to collect student feedback at the faculty level. These feedback are used to enhance the teaching, learning and other services at the faculty level.



  • “The Student Feedback Panel plays a crucial role in our path to empowerment, magnifying the voices of students and guiding us towards a future where every student can thrive.”

    Jaish Ali Waheed
    President of Student Union & Exco Member
  • “The empowerment of the students voice was a pivotal step for the Maldives National University, and being a part of the student panel has opened my eyes to a more holistic and comprehensive view of the students experiences.” 

    Fathimath Raaia Shareef
    President of Student’s Initiative of Arts

Subject and Teaching Evaluation

The Subject Teaching Evaluation (STE) survey captures student insights on subject content and teaching quality. This is part of MNU’s semestral student feedback . Contributes to MNU’s quality assurance through semester evaluation. 

The results of this survey are used to enhance the subject content and its delivery. The result also provides individual lecture feedback from students that supports to enhance their student-centered approaches to learning and teaching.

The survey measures content, lecturer performance, and student experiences.


Quality Assurance Committee (QAC)

The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) is a standing sub-committee of the Academic Senate at MNU. It oversees quality matters for the university, including academic programs and student affairs. The QAC’s role involves monitoring, advising, and assisting the Academic Senate to uphold quality assurance standards, fostering a culture of continuous growth for the university.

Faculty Quality-Management Committee (FQMC)

The Faculty Quality-Management Committee (FQMC) oversees and enhances quality at the faculty level. Its main role is to ensure adherence to university-set quality assurance standards, promoting a quality culture within the faculty.

Evaluation of Teaching and learning

The evaluation of teaching and learning is paramount to the quality assurance processes at MNU. At MNU, these are done in a timely, transparent, and constructive manner.

These evaluations are done each term and take the form of

  • Peer-evaluation of lecturers,
  • Mid-Term Evaluations through Student Panel Feedback and Surveys
  • Assessment Validations, 
  • Examination and Assessment Moderations