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Education Quality and Policy Office


Primary responsibility for teaching provision rests with individual faculties and departments, and decisions on curriculum, teaching methods and forms of assessment essentially rest with those directly responsible for the course.  This local quality assurance is set within a flexible framework provided by the General Board; this ensures that policies and practices are fit for purpose and relate directly to the academic discipline concerned. It is fundamental to the University's approach to teaching quality assurance that this local determination of provision carries with it significant delegated responsibility for assuring quality.

Ultimate responsibility for the quality of the courses that the University awards rests with the University, and it has a number of quality processes in order to be assured that we are upholding the expected educational standards.  These processes include:

Education Monitoring and Review

Programme Specifications

Processes for approving new courses, and changes to courses

University-wide student surveys

External Examiner Reports