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Student Learning & Academic Registry

Academic Policy and Regulations

The Academic Policy and Regulations (APR) team within Student Learning & Academic Registry is responsible for key functions across the University.

The team leads on the University’s engagement with agencies such as the Office for Students (OfS), Pearson and the Quality Assurance Agency, with a focus on maintaining and enhancing academic quality and standards. The department manages external assessments such as the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and engages with the OfS Designated Quality Body.

APR facilitates effective and timely debate and agreement on academic quality, policy, regulation and procedure via the Academic Board Committee structure (at University and School-level, including Student Voice Forums (SVFs)). This is informed by sector research and intelligence and the University’s strategic plan, which in turn supports the delivery of the student learning experience on and off campus.

APR maintains oversight of the currency and renewal points for academic quality regulation and procedure, and the University’s Assessment Regulations. This incorporates the regular review and updating of academic policies and guidance such as the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. The team also manages and reviews the University’s processes for Continuous Monitoring & Enhancement, and External Examining.