The University operates within a governance framework which ensures that responsibilities for the oversight of academic standards and quality are appropriately delegated and discharged. The authority and responsibility for setting and maintaining academic standards sits with the University’s Academic Board as part of its remit to oversee the academic activities of the University. The Academic Board has responsibility for the University’s Quality Framework, Academic Awards Framework and the Standard Assessment Regulations which together provided the key internal reference points for academic standards and quality assurance procedures. At each level of the University, academic decisions are the responsibility of formally constituted boards, committees and sub-committees, with external input and with reference to external benchmarks, as appropriate.
Section 9 (Roles and Responsibilities) of the Quality Manual provides information on the main committees, boards and individual roles that contribute to the University’s overall management of academic quality, standards and enhancement
♦ Section 9 – Roles and Responsibilities is currently under revision. A revised version will be published shortly.