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No presence informationHannah BaxterQuality and Standards Advisor: Contact for Apprenticeships
No presence informationTracey BeckQuality and Standards Advisor: Contact for PSRBs and ELCAS
No presence informationMatthew WarneQuality and Standards Advisor: Contact for School of Education (OFSTED)
No presence informationBenjamin GrundyQuality and Standards Officer: Contact for University Portfolio Planning Committee
No presence informationCaroline DemetriadesQuality and Standards Officer: Contact for Periodic Reviews and Validations
No presence informationHannah WallaceHead of Curriculum Management: Contact for Course information and development
No presence informationShoshana OrmondeQuality and Standards Advisor: Contact for Unistats and CMA guidance
 Common Academic Framework

The Common Academic Framework sets out the award framework of the University. It contains the principles of credit, modularity, regulations and award titling that apply to all awards of the institution.

Common Academic Framework

Approval and development of new courses

New courses and major amendments to existing courses need to be approved by the University Portfolio Planning Committee (UPPC). All proposals should be submitted to:

Useful documents:


Curriculum Design Initiative





 Course and Module Approval Process Maps


Curriculum Repository
The Curriculum Repository contains all approved Module Specifications and Programme Specifications for the University's taught curriculum.
The University's Course Finder links to the programme specifications held here, for undergraduate courses; the Studentcentral module areas link to the module specifications held here.
The programme and module specifications held in the repository are published by the Quality and Standards team within Academic Services, following formal approval.
The documents are organised into owning Schools and by year of delivery. There is also a simple search function which can be used with module codes or keywords.
Periodic Review
The periodic review of taught provision takes place five years after initial validation of a course and at intervals of no later than five years thereafter.

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) 


The University has a significant number of professional and vocational awards, and has extensive links with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs).
  • Guidance on engaging with PSRBs
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