Department of Student and Academic Administration

Welcome to Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships

The Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships section provides central support and development in relation to the University's quality assurance framework.

Key areas of expertise and responsibility are:

  • Academic Committees
  • Annual course monitoring and periodic review
  • Articulation Arrangements and Memoranda activity
  • Assessment Regulations
  • Internal and external audits and reviews
  • Collaborative partnership arrangements
  • Course approval, modifications and closures
  • External Examining
  • Quality Assurance
  • Student Appeals and complatints
  • Research activity
  • Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies
  • UKVI Tier 4

In supporting the above activities the team will:

  • provide professional expert advice and information to University colleagues, external bodies, partner organisations
  • develop and maintain corresponding policies, procedures and guidance documentation
  • manage academic committees
  • act as a central contact for external quality assurance activities and bodies       

 If you wish to contact the team please email us at

The latest review the University undertook was the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Review (HER) in March 2015. You can view the full report from the QAA here and the University's Action Plan below.

QAA Higher Education Review 2015 - Action Plan [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:44:00 BST]