Quality and Standards Committee


Terms of Reference

  1. To assist the Teaching and Learning Committee in discharging its responsibilities for the University's academic quality and standards.
  2. To oversee the application of all University regulations, policies and procedures in respect to quality and standards.
  3. To keep relevant Quality Manual policies under regular review.
  4. To consider Memoranda of Agreement for approval and renewal. 
  5. To approve all new programme specifications/revisions to existing programme specifications.
  6. To approve the withdrawal of programmes upon which students are currently registered or for which applicants hold offers.
  7. To have oversight of the process of approval of all new and amended modules.
  8. To undertake the appointment of External Examiners.
  9. To receive External Examiners' Reports and School responses for consideration.
  10. To receive Schools' annual monitoring reports for consideration.
  11. To receive reports from professional statutory and regulatory bodies with regard to accredited programmes for consideration.
  12. To make regular reports to Teaching and Learning Committee on its activities and plans.
  13. Members normally sit on the Committee for 4-5 years.


Chair: Professor Jonathan Tallant

Deputy Chair: Dr Keith Benedict

For each Faculty/Campus Representative:

  Arts:  Dr Chris Woodard (UG), Dr Gabriele Neher (PG)
  Social Sciences: Kirsten Greenhalgh (UG), Dr Mary Bailey (PG)
  Science: Professor Chris Hayes (UG), Dr Harriet Allen (PG)
  Engineering: Dr Kay Bond (UG), Dr Peter Rutherford (PG)
  Medicine and Health Sciences: Katy Cobb (UG), Dr Kim Edwards (PG)
  Malaysia Campus: Dr Hazel Ramos, Professor Sandy Hwei San Loh
  Ningbo Campus: Dr Peter Morgan, Dr Dunant Halim, Dr Rosario Franco

Chair of Foundation Year Committee: Professor John McMaster

Inter-Campus Quality Officer: Dr Peter Morgan

Education Officers of the Students' Union/Association (one per campus):

  Cassie O'Boyle (Nottingham Campus)
  Saajit Irfahn (Malaysia Campus)
  tbc (Ningbo Campus)

Postgraduate Officer: Cassie Ulrich

Director of Academic Processes: Sandra Mienczakowski

Senior Quality and Standards Administration Manager: Alison Reeves

Secretary: tbc (Quality and Standards Team)

(updated February 2019)

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