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Scope and frequency

Periodic Review should normally be held every five years. Schools may bring a Review forward or seek approval to postpone, as circumstances require.

Schools determine the grouping of programmes for consideration at Periodic Review, following consultation involving the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and the Academic Quality Officer. The grouping of several cognate programmes at one Periodic Review gives a good opportunity for cross-programme learning within the School. Similarly, wherever possible, home-based and equivalent off-site and  programmes delivered with partners should be considered at the same periodic review event to enable comparative analysis, ensure consistency and share effective practice.

Reviews should be planned to ensure that, as far as possible, each Review event will last no more than one day.

A request for postponement must be submitted to the Academic Quality Officer, with a clear rationale, and is subject to the approval of the Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee.