Programme Quality and Teaching Partnerships

The PQTP office has responsibility for programme and module administration and for quality assurance policy and procedures. This includes responsibility for programmes delivered in partnership with other organisations.

Portfolio list

Quality Assurance processes

Responsible for institutional engagement with the following externally managed processes:

  • External Review of Teaching Quality (TEF, OfS, QAA, Ofsted)
  • National Student Survey
  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey
  • Accreditation by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies

Responsible for management of the following internally managed processes:

  • Academic Quality Procedures Handbook (the central source of information for policies and procedures which support the University assure the quality and standards of its learning, teaching and supervision)
  • Annual Programme Review
  • The programme and module approval process
  • The annual update of programme and module specifications
  • Policy for External Examiner appointments and scrutiny of reports


Servicing and support for:

  • Curriculum Sub-Committee
  • Health, Safety and Environment Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • International Mobility Team
  • Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Prizes Committee
  • Senate
  • Sport Committee
  • Student Discipline Committee
  • Teaching Partnerships Sub-Committee
  • Annual Elections for Council, Senate and Human Resources Committee

Collaborative Provision

Management of:

  • Approval and review of partnerships
  • The collaborative provision quality assurance cycle

Placements and Exchanges

Management of:

  • International student exchange programme
  • Turing funding for international study exchanges and work placements
  • Student Placements leading to Diplomas in Industrial Studies, Professional Studies, International Studies and Professional Development

Appeals and Complaints

Management of:

  • Regulation XIV appeals against Programme and Review Board Decisions
  • Ordinance XVII  Disciplinary Appeals procedures for students

Contributing to the operation of the University's Student Complaints procedures (Ordinance XXXVIII) for cases raised by students under the guidance of the Academic Registrar. Contributing to the responses to student cases being reviewed by the OIA under the guidance of the Academic Registrar.

Disclosure and Barring Services

Management of the procedures relating to authorization of DBS applications from students, including PGCE students.

Freedom of Information

Handling Freedom of Information requests coming to the University.