Assessment cross-institutional functional management team

The team leads the development and delivery of processes relating to assessment and brings together specialists from across the University.

Functional managers from faculties and colleagues from relevant central teams work together to develop practice to ensure that students' experience of assessment processes is high-quality and consistent.


  • Louise Powell, Head of Programmes and Assessment
  • Rachael Howden, Examinations and Progress Manager


Functional managers

  • Arts, Humanities and Cultures: Nicola Wildman
  • Biological Sciences: Lyndsay Reid
  • Business: Andrew Stevens
  • Engineering, Physical Sciences and Environment: TBC
  • Medicine and Health: TBC
  • Social Sciences: TBC
  • Exam and Progress Team: Emma Barrow

Other specialist members

  • Chair of Assessment Strategy Group: Mitch Waterman
  • Doctoral College-Examinations: Catherine Mills
  • Doctoral College-Examinations: Anne-Marie Smith
  • Disability Services: Harriet Cannon
  • Student Lifecycle Programme: Robert Sherratt
  • Secretariat, Student Cases Team: Cheryl Cox
  • Quality Assurance and Standards Team: Lindsey Strachan

To be invited as appropriate:

  • Central Examinations: Stephanie Maccabe

Core activities

The assessment cross-institutional functional management team (CIFMT) is involved in all aspects of student assessment. Specific activities include:

  • coordinating and managing the assessment process, including exams
  • running mitigating circumstances processes, with colleagues working in student support
  • handling special circumstances and special arrangements, in consultation with student support colleagues
  • managing exam boards
  • managing progression boards
  • awarding student prizes
  • supporting academic integrity officers, particularly in relation to plagiarism processes
  • producing certificates, transcripts and Higher Education Achievement Records (HEAR)
  • managing graduation
  • understanding the implications of the code of practice on assessment and the rules for award.