UWTSD Home  -  The University  -  Professional Services  -  Academic Office  -  Academic Quality Handbook

Academic Quality Handbook 2019-20

The chapters refer to a number of policy documents, best practice guidelines and appendices – these will be published as soon as they are finalised.  Please email the Academic Office (quality@uwtsd.ac.uk) if you have any queries.


Contents pages (currently being updated)
Chapter 01 Institutional Context (Pages 1-2)
Chapter 02 Academic Committee Structure (Pages 3-16)
Chapter 03 The University's Academic Structure (Pages 17-19)
Chapter 04 Programme Design, Approval, Validation, Monitoring and Review (Pages 20-30)
Chapter 05 Student Representation Engagement and Support (Pages 31-37)

Chapter 06 Taught Award Regulations (Pages 38-71)

Chapter 07 Assessment Taught Programmes (Pages 72-79) UPDATED

Chapter 08 Research Degree Regulations (Pages 80-115)

Chapter 09 Procedural Framework for Collaborative Provision (Pages 116-14..)
Chapter 10 Placement Learning and Work-Based Learning (COMING SOON)
Chapter 11 Working with Others (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Chapter 12 Quality Enhancement (Pages TBC)
Chapter 13 Student Cases (Pages TBC)

Revisions to Academic Quality Handbook 2019/20 (English version) post publication in October 2019

The Academic Office will make revisions to the electronic version of the Academic Quality Handbook on an ongoing basis in order to address any additions, errors or omissions.

  • A link to a list of revisions will be published here and links to the chapters concerned will be designated as UPDATED.
  • Colleagues will also be advised separately of any significant revisions that may have implications for regulations or procedures.
  • The electronic version will be regarded as the authoritative document.‌‌‌ 
  Publication of Contingency Academic Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate awards  23.03.2020 
7.7 (ii)  Expansion of second and third bullets and provision of examples in order to clarify the implementation of the penalties for work over the word limit. 05.11.2019

Please contact the Academic Office (quality@uwtsd.ac.uk) if you have any queries in relation to the above amendments.