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Welcome to the Academic Quality Unit

Latest updates:    

Annual Evaluation forms for 2016/17 now available here 


Course handbook guidance - for 2017/18

New procedures (Feb 2017) for Course Closure, Suspension, etc ... see here

Programme specification templates available here

Mapping course/programme level learning outcome to exit awards/modules - guidance for course teams - added July 2016


Please note, the term "Quality Assurance Handbook" referred to in some documents refers to the UW and AQU policies, procedures and guidance found on these webpages.

The role of the Academic Quality Unit is to develop and manage the quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms of the University, including course planning and approval, periodic review and annual evaluation processes, the approval and review of partnership organisations, the appointment of and provision of information for external examiners and the servicing of Academic Board subcommittees related to quality and collaborative programmes. The Unit also aims to promote staff understanding of associated ideology, procedures, processes and systems, including providing support and guidance related to collaborative provision and information and training related to quality assurance and enhancement activities.

If you aren't sure where to find the templates or guidance you need, please contact AQU for advice.

The Academic Quality Unit are:

Jennifer Zandbeek - Acting Head of Academic Quality (including Collaborative courses)
New partnerships, supporting partners, management of reviews and approvals, ASQEC Secretary, APC representative

Deborah Hodson - Senior Quality Advisor

Teresa Nahajski - Senior Quality Officer
Review and Approval queries, AQU Officer for WBS, ASQEC Officer

Jenny Marsh - AQU Officer (and Collaborative courses)
Collaborative reviews and approvals, AQU Officer for ISE, Strategic Planning & Quality Reviews

Nicola Rawlings - AQU Officer (and Collaborative courses
Collaborative reviews and approvals, APC Officer, AQU Officer for ISES

Sara Gibbon - Quality Officer
AQU Officer for IHS, Course Scrutiny Group Secretary

Richard White - Quality Officer
AQU Officer for IoE and IHCA, LTSEC Officer

Margaret Chaffey - Quality Officer (External Examiners)
External Examiner Liaison, IQC Reps' Meetings, Staff Development, hotel booking for external examiners' visits

Charlotte Taylor - Quality Administrator
Registered Lecturers' database, PSRB Register, hotel booking for externals for reviews/approvals