Policies and Processes
As a degree awarding body the University is responsible for its academic standards, and is therefore required to have in place processes for assuring these standards. In addition, the University is committed to ensuring that students are provided with an excellent learning and teaching experience which enables them to fulfil their potential.
The University's framework for quality management is designed to support these objectives. It includes policies to support consistency in learning and teaching practice for the benefit of students and staff; processes designed to support the development and approval of new programmes and modules including peer review and formal approval of the provision; and annual and periodic review activities which enable departments to reflect on their practice and identify any issues or challenges and development priorities that could benefit from peer or professional services input and support.
These processes have been developed with reference to the guidance and requirements issued by the national body (Quality Assurance Agency) and ongoing local review and reflection to understand what works in practice. The management and support for these activities is provided by LeTS, working closely with Faculty and Departmental Directors of Learning and Teaching.
Learning and Teaching Toolkit, including examples of how the processes and policies shape and inform practice.