Student Academic Experience Review (SAER)

Every six years, each school/unit has a Student Academic Experience Review to review the quality management procedures and quality of the student experience which will be reported on and monitored afterwards

What is a Student Academic Experience Review?

A Student Academic Experience Review (SAER) provides the opportunity for a regular overview of the school’s learning and teaching activity. It is how the University reviews the quality management procedures and the quality of the student experience for each school. Each school/unit will be reviewed every six years.


Following the meeting, a report will be produced and the school will be asked to put together an action plan to address any resulting issues. The action plan will be considered by the Faculty Taught Student Education Committee (FTSEC) and the progress against objectives monitored. Progress against the action plan will be reviewed at the school’s next Annual School Review (Student Education).


You can find out when your school's next SAER will take place on the schedule of reviews.


To find out more about what to expect from an SAER, please refer to the general guidance document which includes the two-day timetable and details about the meeting. There are also a number of associated SAER forms and the school will need to complete a self-evaluation document in preparation for the review.