Quality Assurance checklist and deadlines – 2021/22 session

Directors of Student Education and their colleagues working on programme and module approval or external examiners, will find this information useful.

Documentation required for module and programme approval

Send the following information to your Faculty Portfolio Manager:

New modules, new programmes and major programme amendments

Module amendments and minor programme amendments

Module and programme approval – deadlines

Approval type

Deadline

New postgraduate taught programme*

to commence 2022/23

15 months before the programme commences (note Executive approval is required before a programme can be developed in full).
New undergraduate programme*

to commence 2023/24

20 months before the programme commences (note Executive approval is required before a programme can be developed in full).
Quality Check for new programme

to commence in 2022/23

Programme Approval Group meeting (PAG) or separate Quality Check in Semester 2, by March 2022
New module

to commence in 2022/23

Programme Approval Group meeting (PAG) by March 2022

*Please note that fully online programme approval processes follow a different timeline. For more information and to access guidance and documentation, please join the dedicated Fully Online Education Microsoft Team channel.


External Examiner – deadlines

External Examiner requirement

Deadline

Appointment of new external examiners for 2021/22 To be in place by November 2021
Nomination of new external examiners for 2022/23 By June 2022
Responses to external examiner reports (undergraduate) November 2021
Responses to external examiner reports (postgraduate taught) March 2022

School Action Plans

Action Plans will be discussed at the Annual School Review meetings in November/December, and should be regularly updated and shared at School Taught Student Education Committee meetings. See School Action Planning process.