Trinity's Professor Deveral Capps Leads QAA Benchmark Statement Reviews

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
Trinity's Professor Deveral Capps Leads QAA Benchmark Statement Reviews

Trinity's Deveral Capps, Professor of Law and Dean of Leeds Law School, has been appointed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education to be Deputy Chair for the Subject Benchmark Statement Review for Law.

Subject Benchmark Statements describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific subject areas. They show what graduates might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their studies. QAA leads the development of Subject Benchmark Statements and regularly reviews them ensuring they are a useful resource in the design, delivery and review of academic courses.

Professor Capps joins senior academics from other universities across the UK who have been appointed to lead the review of 13 Subject Benchmark Statements in 2021-22.

Welcoming the new Chairs and Deputy Chairs, Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards said:
'Our Subject Advisory Groups play an instrumental role in the review of Subject Benchmark Statements, ensuring that the process is truly collaborative and takes advantage of the range of subject expertise across the sector. We look forward to working creatively and imaginatively with the new Chairs and Deputy Chairs and once appointed, the full Subject Advisory Groups.'

Commenting on the appointment, Professor Deveral Capps said:
'I am delighted to have been appointed to this very important role. Recent and ongoing changes to professional legal education for barristers, solicitors and legal executives, mean that a review of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Law is timely. As someone who has used and referred to this statement many times in the past, it is really exciting to be given the opportunity to help shape it.'