Quality Handbook

The following files are available to download:

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 The Quality Assurance Office
1.2 Quality Assurance Briefings for Staff

SECTION 2 – PROGRAMME AND MODULE DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL
2.1 New Programme and Module Approval Procedure – Guidance Notes and Procedure
2.2 Flowchart of New Programme and Module Approval Procedure
2.3 Templates, Forms and Checklists:
2.3.1 Business Case Form
2.3.2 Employer Consultation Form
2.3.3 Programme Specification Template
2.3.4 Module Specification Template
2.3.5 Module Mapping Template
2.3.6 Assessment Matrix Template
2.3.7 Calendar Entry Grid (Undergraduate) Template
2.3.8 Calendar Entry Grid (Postgraduate) Template
2.3.9 Approval Checklist for New Programmes
2.3.10 Approval Checklist for New Modules on Existing Programmes
2.3.11 Response to External Reviewer Comments Form

SECTION 3 – CHANGING PROGRAMMES AND MODULES
3.1 Changes to Programmes and Modules – Guidance Notes and Procedure
3.2 Flowchart of Changes to Programmes and Modules Procedure
3.3 Templates and Forms:
3.3.1 Approval of Changes Request Form
3.3.2 Summary of Changes Report Form for SLTC

SECTION 4 – ANNUAL PROGRAMME AND MODULE MONITORING
4.1 Annual Programme and Module Monitoring – Guidance Notes and Procedure
4.2 Flowchart of Annual Programme and Module Monitoring Procedure
4.3 Templates and Forms:
4.3.1 Module Monitoring Template
4.3.2 Programme Monitoring Template
4.3.3 School Overview Report Template
4.4 Appendices:
4.4.1 Example Module Data Dashboard
4.4.2 Accessing the Module Data Dashboard

SECTION 5 – QUINQUENNIAL PROGRAMME REVIEW
5.1 Quinquennial Programme Review – Guidance Notes, Procedure, and Roles and Responsibilities
5.2 Templates and Forms:
5.2.1 Template for Review Organisation
5.2.2 Agenda Template for Sub-Committee Meetings
5.2.3 Template for Programme Reports
5.2.4 Template for School Overview Report
5.2.5 Template for External Panel Meeting
5.2.6 Template for Panel Report to Senate
5.2.7 Template for Action Plan
5.2.8 Template for Comparative Analysis of QQRs
5.3 Appendices:
5.3.1 Student Representative Guidelines – Quinquennial Reviews

SECTION 6 – CLOSURE OF PROGRAMMES
6.1 Closure of Programmes – Guidance Notes and Procedure
6.2 Forms:
6.2.1 Closure of Programmes Form

SECTION 7 – EXTERNAL EXAMINING
7.1 External Examiners Code of Practice
7.2 Recruiting External Examiners:
7.2.1 Filling External Examiner Vacancies
7.2.2 Current Staff as External Examiners
7.3 Forms:
7.3.1 Nomination and Appointment Form
7.3.2a External Examiners Report Form
7.3.2b External Examiners Report Form Medical School
7.3.4 External Examiners Moderation Form

SECTION 8 – STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK
8.1 The National Student Survey Overview
8.2 Student Representatives Handbook
8.3 Student Voice Policy

SECTION 9 – GOOD PRACTICE AND ENHANCEMENT
9.1 Good Practice Guide for Staff

SECTION 10 – PUBLISHED INFORMATION POLICY
10.1 Published Information Policy

SECTION 11 – GLOSSARY
11.1 Glossary and Abbreviations