The University operates a system of deliberative committees relating to taught student education and to research postgraduate studies.
Taught student education committees report in to Taught Student Education Board, and committees relating to postgraduate research studies report to Graduate Board. Committee papers can be found on SharePoint.
Taught Student Education Board
Taught Student Education Board is responsible for providing strategic direction to the Student Education area.
Faculty Taught Student Education Committees
Faculty Taught Student Education Committees are responsible for the quality and standard of the school's student education provision, quality assurance procedures, developing student education policy and identifying, implementing and sharing good practice.
Programme approval groups
These groups have responsibility for approving new programmes, new modules and major programme amendments.
School Taught Student Education Committees
These committees have responsibility for monitoring the assurance of quality in their constituent schools.
School Assessment Boards
Schools are required to hold their examinations and assessments in accordance with University principles (standard Assessment Board terms of reference and template agendas and minutes are provided for this)
School Special Circumstances Committees
Schools are required to hold their examinations and assessments in accordance with University principles (standard School Special Circumstances Committee terms of reference, template agenda and minutes are provided for this purpose).
School Progression and Awards Boards
Schools are required to hold their examinations and assessments in accordance with University principles; School Progression and Awards Board terms of reference, a template agenda and minutes are provided for this purpose.
The Graduate Board is responsible for providing strategic direction for postgraduate research degrees.
Faculty Graduate School Committees
Faculty Graduate School Committees report to the Graduate Board. Their common core terms of reference give all faculties a clear route of communication to Graduate Board.
Programmes of study and audit group
The Programmes of Study and Audit Group is responsible for matters concerning postgraduate researchers (PGRs) as follows:
Graduate School Forum
Graduate School Managers and colleagues from Postgraduate Research and Operations come together to share good practice.
The Examinations Group ratifies examination results of all postgraduate research degrees and awards those degrees.
Scholarships, studentships and prizes
Having regard to the academic priorities of the University and the policy of the Graduate Board.
The Higher Doctorate is the highest degree which the University can award to a candidate. Within the relevant field of study the candidate must have distinguished themselves by their original contribution to scholarship.
Research Skills Training & Development (RST&D) Academic Steering Group
A refreshed programme and mode of delivery for career development and skills training for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers has been developed and agreed for the University.