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Framework for Programme Periodic Review

Periodic Review plays a key role in meeting the UK Quality Code Chapter B8 Expectation (external website) that:

Higher education providers, ...operate effective, regular and systematic processes for monitoring and for review of programmes

Periodic review forms part of a continuum of quality assurance and enhancement activity, it is not an isolated and unconnected activity. All the University’s degree, diploma and certificate programmes are subject to periodic review. It is a process which normally takes place every five years and examines the continuing currency of the award, the quality of the learning experience offered to students and student attainment. It is an opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon the programme in depth, and to undertake any modifications required for enhancement.

A Programme Review Panel reviews the delivery and development of programmes over the preceding period. It does this by considering a set of documents submitted by the School, and at a Review event when the provision is discussed with staff, students and other stakeholders.

The conduct of periodic review is coordinated by the Academic Quality and Partnerships Office (AQPO). Periodic review events must be scheduled in accordance with the requirements set out in the Academic Year Calendar‌.