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.


  • Emma Barrow, Examinations Officer
  • Tessa Mobbs, Head of Programmes and Assessment
  • Angela Tattam, Faculty Education Service Manager, Leeds University Business School
  • Clare Ingle, Faculty Education Service Manager, Environment


Functional managers

  • Arts: Nicola Wildman
  • Biological Sciences: Lyndsay Reid
  • Business: Andrew Stevens
  • Education, Social Sciences and Law: Rachael Taylor
  • Engineering: Sally Mortimer
  • Environment: Martin Iles
  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences: Louise Feaviour
  • Medicine and Health: Jane Walkley
  • Performance, Visual Arts and Communications: Cathryn Reardon 

Other specialist members

  • Pro-Dean for Student Education, Leeds University Business School: Nicholas Scott
  • Pro-Dean for Student Education, Medicine and Health: Mitch Waterman
  • Research Student Administration: Catherine Mills

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.