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Academic quality

Academic Quality Service (AQS)

The Academic Quality Service has institutional responsibility for quality assurance and enhancement, and provides administrative support for quality processes in Schools. The Academic Quality Service:

  • Leads on the development of the University's quality assurance and enhancement strategies, policies and procedures for taught programmes, and ensures their implementation.
  • Supports faculties in the implementation of local quality processes for taught programmes.
  • Manages the University’s validation and review, external examiner, annual monitoring and student engagement processes, and processes for partner institutional approval/due diligence and annual monitoring.
  • Provides taught programme quality assurance/enhancement guidance, support and training to staff across the University and in partner organisations.
  • Officers and minutes the key University committees concerned with academic quality and standards
  • Is the University's representative and key point of contact for external bodies in relation to the University’s responsibilities for quality and standards.

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