Academic Standards Committee

Academic Standards Committee (ASC) assists the Education Policy and Strategy Committee (EdPSC) in its implementation of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy through assurance and enhancement of the quality of educational provision and through maintenance of standards. ASC reports to EdPSC, and also approves proposals for undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes on behalf of EdPSC and Senate.

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Convener: Professor Neil Evans
Clerk: Ruth Cole
Reports to: Education Policy and Strategy Committee


Deans of Graduate Studies Committee

Education Policy and Strategy Committee

The role of Education Policy and Strategy Committee (EdPSC) is to advise Senate on educational policy, strategy and resource issues in support of:

  • the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • assuring and enhancing the quality of the University’s educational provision
  • maintaining academic standards.

If you require to access papers from pre-2008:

Convener: Professor Frank Coton
Clerk: Jane McAllister
Reports to: Senate


Learning and Teaching Committee

It is the role of the Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC) to advise Education Policy and Strategy Committee on educational strategy and resource issues in relation to the development and enhancement of the University’s Learning and Teaching activities as detailed in the Learning and Teaching Strategy.

If you require to access papers from pre-2008:

Convener: Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith
Clerk: Catherine Omand
Reports to: Education Policy and Strategy Committee


Quality Officers Forum

The University Quality Officers Forum serves to identify, discuss and advise at a strategic level on issues relating to the University’s Quality Enhancement and Assurance processes and to develop quality assurance in teaching consistent with the aims of the University.

If you require to papers from pre-2008:

Convener: Dr Martin Macauley
Clerk: Lesley Fielding
Reports to: Academic Standards Committee


Researcher Development Committee

Convener: Professor Miles Padgett
Clerk: Dr Elizabeth Adams
Reports to: Research, Planning and Strategy Committee


Research Planning and Strategy Committee

The remit of the Research Planning and Strategy Committee (RPSC) focuses on research and knowledge transfer activity across the University as a whole. The Committee reports to Senate and SMG and meets approximately every two months. It is co-chaired by the Vice-Principal (Research) and the Vice-Principal (Innovation & Knowledge Exchange).

The sub-committees of RPSC currently include the Deans of Graduate Study (DoGS) Committee and the Researcher Development Committee (RDC).

Conveners: Professor Jon Cooper and Professor Miles Padgett
Clerk: Kristy Bremner
Reports to: Senate


Student Experience Committee

The Student Experience Committee (SEC) is jointly led by the University and the SRC to oversee non-academic aspects of student life. Co-convened by the President of the SRC and the University's Chief Operating Officer & Secretary of Court, the SEC will oversee implementation of a Student Experience Strategy and associated policies to provide all students with the opportunity to enjoy and derive value from their university experience. The work of the Committee will take into account the diverse needs within the student population, and will review and monitor the services provided by the University as well as the activiites of the various student bodies.

Co-Conveners: Dr David Duncan and President of Students' Representative Council
Clerk: Helen Butcher
Reports to: Senate