Policy and Quality Assurance within Registry

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Information about a number of different areas that fall within the Policy and Quality Assurance sub-division's remit:

Academic Policy and Quality Framework - The University’s framework for assuring the quality of its academic provision for all students.

Legislation - Information about the University's legislation, including Regulations and Codes of Practice.

Committees - Meeting dates, Terms of Reference and papers for the University’s policy- and quality-related committees.

Programme and Module Development - The processes to follow and sources of advice to consult when developing, or redeveloping programmes of study.

Collaborative Provision - The processes to ensure collaborative arrangements are developed and maintained in line with the University’s high expectations for quality of academic provision.

External Examiners System for Taught Programmes - The External Examiner system enables the University to ensure that the qualifications it awards are of an appropriate standard and that student performance is judged appropriately.

Annual Review - Annual Review provides schools with a regular opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and supervisory portfolio, with a view to the continual enhancement of provision for students.

Student Representation System - Details about the University’s system for ensuring that the student voice is heard.

Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals - Student Conduct Complaints and Appeals is responsible for handling student complaints and academic appeals, and for performing a broad range of functions in relation to allegations of student misconduct.

Extenuating Circumstances - Forms and guidance on the Extenuating Circumstances procedure.

Education Matters

Education matters is the intranet site for staff members involved or interested in education projects.

Higher Education Review 2016

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) conducted a Higher Education Review (HER) of the University of Birmingham in February 2016. The QAA's report, and the action plan developed in response to the report, can be found here.