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 and External Assessors.
  9. To receive outside of regulation casework for consideration.
  10. To receive External Examiners' Reports and School responses for consideration.
  11. To receive Schools' annual monitoring reports for consideration.
  12. To receive reports from professional statutory and regulatory bodies with regard to accredited programmes for consideration.
  13. To advise on Portfolio diversification with respect to quality and standards.
  14. To make regular reports to Teaching and Learning Committee on its activities and plans.
  15. To make regular reports to Faculty meetings on its activities and plans, as well as receive Faculty concerns relating to Quality Assurance matters.
  16. To receive reports from Sub-Committees.
  17. Members normally sit on the Committee for 4-5 years.


Chair: Professor Kim Edwards

Deputy Chair: Professor Harriet Allen

For each Faculty/Campus Representative: 

  Arts:  Sean Matthews (UG), Lucie Sutherland (PG)
  Social Sciences: David Harvey (UG), Anne Emerson (PG)
  Science: Shailesh Mistry (UG),Colin Johnson (PG)
  Engineering: Barbara Turnbull (UG), Ed Morris (PG)
  Medicine and Health Sciences: Katy Cobb (UG), Alison Mostyn (PG)
  Malaysia Campus: Vengadeshvaran Sarma, Jessica Price
  Ningbo Campus: Hing Kai Chan, Dave Towey, Derek Irwin

Chair of Foundation Year Committee: Mohamed Elmaghrbi

Inter-Campus Quality Officer: Vacant

Adademic Director of Degree Apprenticeships: Jonathan Tallant

Education Officers of the Students' Union/Association (one per campus):
   River Butterworth (Nottingham Campus)
   Maryam Mohamed (Malaysia Campus)
   Ziyi Guo(Ningbo Campus)

Postgraduate Officer: Vacant

Associate Director Quality and Student Management System: Sandra Mienczakowski

Head of Student Registry: Joo Pei Poh

Director of Academic Services Office: Maggie Yang

Deputy Director of Registry and Academic Affairs: Suzanne Morrison

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Researcher Academy: Lucy Donaldson

Associate Director Education Excellence: Alison Reeves

Head of Education Excellence Support: Sarah Seeley

Secretary: Hayley Robinson

(updated September 2023)

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