Quality and Standards Office

The Quality and Standards Office provides advice to the University and its staff on issues of quality and standards and operates the processes that the University has put in place to ensure that programmes are of an appropriate quality and standard and meet national expectations.

Academic Planning process

Detailed guidance and downloadable forms for programme planning and approval process, short courses, research planning and the Academic Strategy Committee.

Academic Planning forms and guidance

Programme Validation

The Validation Panel considers the programme specification and the External Assessor report before making a recommendation for approval.

More information on Programme Validation

Periodic Departmental Review

Guidance on the Periodic Departmental Review process for departments being reviewed and stakeholders participating in the process.

Guidance on the Periodic Departmental Review


Regulation and Policy Zone

An a-z list of QSO policies and regulations, including the Assessment Procedures Manual and Regulation and Credit Framework for the Conferment of Awards.

A-Z policies and regulations

Collaborative Provision

Overview of working with external partners to deliver programmes. Information on developing and approving collaborative partnerships and programmes.

More information on Collaborative Provision

External Examiners

The external examiner system is the principal external means, on a continuous basis, for assuring the maintenance of quality, academic standards and comparability across the HE Sector.

Information for External Examiners


Last edited: 30/06/2016 12:59:00