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University Committees

Quality and Standards Sub-Committee

Standing Orders

Sub Committee of Education Committee (Strategy committee of Senate)

These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council.


Deputy to the PVC (Education) (Chair)
One delegate each from the PVC (Arts & Humanities), PVC (Science), and PVC (Social Sciences & Health) [three in all]
Three co-opted members of academic staff, one each from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health
DSU Academic (PG)
Head of Academic Support Office


The sub-committee shall normally meet twice per academic term. It will also interact electronically to progress its business.

Terms of Reference

a) to advise UEC, Senate and Council on the University’s compliance with educational regulatory requirements and to oversee institutional preparations for external monitoring and review of quality and standards.

b) to oversee policies and procedures on the assurance and systematic enhancement of quality and standards of undergraduate and taught postgraduate provision, from arrival to graduation. This includes the following core responsibilities:

  • policies and procedures for the approval, monitoring and periodic review of all academic programmes;
  • policies and procedures for student assessment, the appointment and management of External Examiners, and the work of the University Boards of Examiners;
  • policies and procedures relating to student academic complaints and infractions.