Programme review

Every year, programme reviews take place using feedback from students, colleagues and external sources together with student progression and award data to plan improvement.

The review process

The student learning experience is at the heart of the programme review process. The school should review all programmes of study each year to make sure they still allow students to achieve the specified learning outcomes.  The programme review form should be completed following c/’onsideration of relevant module review forms, discussion with the Programme Team at the annual Programme Review Meeting and discussion with students at relevant Student Staff Partnership Forums.

Programme Leaders are also required to review and affirm, or propose changes to programme level learning outcomes taking into account the incremental impact of any programme and module amendments. 

Review tools

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

There is a programme review template for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, which the Programme Leader needs to complete. This includes a section on programme variants, which facilitates the review of any industrial variants or study abroad variants (if applicable), For programmes taught in collaboration or subject to articulation arrangements, there is also an appendix to complete. 

Apprenticeship programmes

For apprenticeship programmes, there is a seperate apprenticeship programme review template for the Programme Leader to complete. 

Requirements

The programme review requires consideration of:

  • Student education data, including assessment outcomes 
  • Student feedback
  • Programme (Team/Leader) reflection
  • Programme Identified Actions
  • External considerations
  • Off-the-job learning hours (for Apprenticeship programmes only)
  • Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body compliance (where relevant)

Reporting

Completed programme reviews will be discussed and approved by the School Taught Student Education Committee and students informed through the Student Staff Partnership Forum and Minerva or programme handbooks. 

Approved programme reviews should be uploaded to the School Education Review Teams channel.