Academic Quality and Standards

Information on the University's approach towards the maintenance and enhancement of academic quality and standards, and resources to assist staff with the implementation of regulations and policies

These documents form the framework for defining, monitoring and reviewing the academic standards within the Institution.  Additionally, this section contains guidance on good practice to assist academic departments in maximising the quality of the learning opportunities available to students.

Codes and policies Committees

Terms of reference, dates of meetings and minutes of the main committees responsible for the management and enhancement of teaching and learning:

Meeting dates are also available in the Almanac

Review processes Learning and Assessment Strategies

The processes for the regular monitoring and periodic review of teaching and learning in academic departments

The University's strategic approach to learning, teaching and assessment

Senate Regulation implementation

Resources and guidance to assist departments in implementing Senate Regulations 7 and 11

  • the assessment of students on taught programmes
  • student discipline (including plagiarism and neglect of academic obligations)

Quality Assurance Agency: Higher Education Review (HER)

The University underwent a Higher Education Review undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in February 2016.  The QAA concluded that the University met UK expectations in all key areas:

  • The setting and maintenance of the academic standards of awards .
  • The quality of student learning opportunities
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities

The Review Team also commended the University in a number of areas;

  • The inclusive approach to the management of change which will enable the realisation of strategic priorities
  • The commitment to widening participation which promotes student inclusivity
  • The strategic approach to the professional development of students which enhances their employability
  • The continuing effective oversight of the PGR student experience

The Report of the HER is published by the QAA, and the University's Action Plan in response to the commendations, affirmations and recommendations is available.

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