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Academic Registry

Academic Policy and Regulations

The Academic Policy and Regulations (APR) team within 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), informed by sector research and intelligence and the University’s strategic plan This supports the delivery of the student learning experience on and off campus.

APR maintains oversight of the currency and renewal points for academic quality policy and procedure, alongside enhancement of the University’s assessment regulations. This includes the regular review and updating of policies and guidance such as the University’s Assessment and Feedback Policy and the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. The team also manages and reviews the University’s process for Continuous Monitoring & Enhancement, and External Examining.