Quality and Standards Office

The Quality and Standards Office provides advice to the University and its staff on issues of quality and standards and operates the processes that the University has put in place to ensure that programmes are of an appropriate quality and standard and meet national expectations.

A-Z of policies, procedures and forms’

An a-z list of policies, procedures and forms

A - Z of policies, procedures & forms

Programme Validation

The Validation Panel considers the programme specification and the External Assessor report before making a recommendation for approval.

More information on Programme Validation

Academic Planning process

Detailed guidance and downloadable forms for programme planning and approval process, short courses, research planning and the Academic Strategy Committee.

Academic Planning forms and guidance


Regulation and Policy Zone

Assessment Procedures Manual and Regulation and Credit Framework for the Conferment of Awards

Regulations & Assessment Procedures

Collaborative Provision

Overview of working with external partners to deliver programmes. Information on developing and approving collaborative partnerships and programmes.

More information on Collaborative Provision

External Examiners

The external examiner system is the principal external means, on a continuous basis, for assuring the maintenance of quality, academic standards and comparability across the HE Sector.

Information for External Examiners


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