Codes of Practice

The University's codes of practice contain details of policy and good practice on a range of academic matters. The codes are reviewed and reissued annually by the Quality Office. Any significant changes are approved by the Academic Policy Committee.

Code of PracticeDescription
Admissions

The Code of Practice for Admissions sets out the principles and practice which underpin the University's admissions process for all programmes. It includes:

  • Core principles and responsibilities
  • Criteria for selection
  • Responsibilities of the University and applicants
  • Appeals and Complaints processes
Annual and Periodic Developmental Review

The Code of Practice on Annual and Periodic Developmental Review includes policy and guidance about annual and periodic developmental review processes, including:

  • the typical structure of a Annual Developmental Review report;
  • documentation required for a Periodic Developmental Review
  • the typical format of a Periodic Developmental Review day
Managing Higher Education Provision with Others The Code of Practice on Managing Higher Education Provision with Others includes policy and guidance on the University framework for the management of collaborative provision and the maintenance of its academic standards.
Programme Development and Approval

The Code of Practice on Programme Development and Approval describes the formal processes of programme development and programme approval. It includes policy and guidance on:

  • initial programme development
  • submissions to the college and the Fee Setting and Programme Development Committee
  • documentation required for the Programme Approval process
  • constitution and conduct of Programme Approval Panels
Personal Support for Students The Code of Practice on the Personal Support for Students sets out the principles and operation of the personal tutor system within the University, including the roles and responsibilities of personal tutors.
Work of Student Staff Committees

The Code of Practice on the Work of Student Staff Committees contains policy and guidance about the operation of student staff committees. It includes descriptions of the role and scope of student staff committees, the responsibilities of their members and expectations about their operation.

Note. This version of the Code was approved by the Academic Policy Committee in June 2013 for introduction in October 2013. It replaces the previous Guidelines on Staff/Student Committees.

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