Academic Quality Handbook 2022-23

The chapters refer to a number of policy documents, best practice guidelines and appendices – these will be published as soon as they are finalised.

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Please note that the Student Guides have been replaced by the Academic Quality Handbook, Policies and Guidance Documents available on this page.


Academic Quality Handbook - Key Changes for 2022-23
Contents Pages
Chapter 01 Institutional Context (Pages 1-4)
Chapter 02 Academic Committee Structure (Pages 5-24) REVISED
Chapter 03 Quality Enhancement (Pages 25-27)
Chapter 04 Programme Design Approval Validation Monitoring and Review (Pages 28-40)
Chapter 05 Student Representation Engagement and Support (Pages 41-45)

Chapter 06 Taught Award Regulations (Pages 46-83) REVISED

Chapter 07 Assessment Taught Programmes (Pages 84-91) 
Chapter 08 Research Degree Regulations (Pages 92-119)

Chapter 09 Procedural Framework for Collaborative Provision (Pages 120-132)

Chapter 10 Short Course PPF Contributing Partners and Accreditation (Pages 133-138)

Chapter 11 Working With Others (Pages 139-143) 
Chapter 12 Student Policies (Pages 144-146)

Student Support Policies

Student Complaints, Appeals and Other Concerns

 Academic Policies

Admissions Related Policies

 Safeguarding Students

Revisions to Academic Quality Handbook 2022/23 post publication in September 2022

Revisions to the Academic Quality Handbook post publication will be listed below. Relevant Chapters will be designated as REVISED.

2 2.2 Addition of Terms of Reference for the Programme and Client Approval Group (PCAG) 04.01.2023
2           2.4.1                   Addition of Head of Student Cases to membership of Academic Standards Committee 21.11.2022
2 2.4.2, 2.4.3 & 2.4.6 Additions to the membership of the Applicant Experience Committee, International Affairs and Collaborative Partnerships Committee and Welsh Language Committee   15.02.2023 
2 2.4.6 (4) Addition of reference to 'staff' in the terms of reference of the Welsh Language Committee 21.11.2022
2 2.6 Addition of Academic Discipline Boards to academic committee structure diagram 27.01.2023
6 6.3.2 (12) Revision of Maximum Credit Transfer for University Certificate of Credit from 0 to 30 21.11.2022

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