Quality Manual

Quality and Standards Committee

Duties of Members of Quality and Standards Committee

Schools are expected to recognise the member of Quality and Standards Committee's contribution to the University in their assignment of staff workloads.

Attendance at meetings of Quality & Standards Committee (QSC) and such working groups of that committee as may be established. 

Membership of the pool of members constituting Academic Appeals Panels and Academic Misconduct Committees, often in the role of Chair. Determining also whether individual appeals and complaints warrant a hearing before a Panel. 

Being responsible for providing interpretation and agreeing minor amendments of an allocated section of the Quality Manual on behalf of QSC. 

Scrutinising and making recommendations with respect to new programme specifications. 

Making recommendations with respect to withdrawal of programmes. 

Approving revised programme specifications and new and revised modules where the Quality Manual requires the involvement of QSC due to the particular nature of the new/revised material. 

Approving nominations for the appointment of External Examiners that fall outside the stipulations of the Quality Manual and considering External Examiners' reports. 

Deciding individual student/applicant cases falling outwith the Quality Manual/Regulations.   Such cases must be submitted for consideration by QSC by an appropriate person with delegated authority on behalf of the relevant school or professional service.

Monitoring Schools' decisions on extenuating circumstances claims. 

Being prepared to act as members of working groups established by the University’s Teaching & Learning Board and to assist the University’s Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching & Learning in communicating with Schools on teaching and learning developments. 

Members for 2015/16

Decisions on Actions Notwithstanding Regulations

Member support

In all of the above activities, members can expect to receive full support and guidance from appropriate members of  Student Service Development (Academic Processes)and the Admissions team. This will include providing information on precedents in handling appeals cases and on arranging discussion of issues arising from the approval of programme specifications. 

Conflict of duties

Members of QSC may not be able to take on posts at school or faculty level which may sometimes be in conflict with the duties of the role as outlined above.

Members of QSC will not be given items for consideration which have been put forward for approval by their own School.




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