Committees

The Academic Office contributes to the formulation and development of the University's academic policy through its support of the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee (ASQEC) of Senate.

The Academic Office contributes to the formulation and development of the University's academic policy through its support of the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee (ASQEC) of Senate.  (In 2016/17 it was serviced by the Quality Management and Audit Unit (now Quality Enhancement.)

The ASQEC currently has two sub-committees, the Collaborative Partnerships Forum, which is supported by Quality Enhancement.

The Academic Office services the Academic Planning Advisory Group which advises on whether new course proposals should proceed to planning and evaluation.

The Learning and Teaching Committee was previously supported by the Academic Office and is now supported by Quality Enhancement.

Minutes and papers

Standing Orders

The ASQEC and its sub-committees are required to follow a number of Standing Orders and Notes of Administrative Practice adopted by Senate which are available in this document [Word format].

The document also incorporates other Standing Orders which the former Learning and Teaching Committee adopted.


2021/22 meeting dates

Academic standards and Quality Enhancement Committee
DateTimeLocation Papers/Responses due
Wednesday 20 October 2021 10.00 am MS TEAMS Wednesday 6 October 2021
Wednesday 8 December 2021 10.00 am MS TEAMS Wednesday 24 November 2021
Wednesday 9 March 2022 10.00 am MS TEAMS Wednesday 23 February 2022
Wednesday 1 June 2022 2.15 pm MS TEAMS Wednesday 18 May 2022
Academic Planning Advisory Group
DateTimeLocation Paper/Responses due
Thursday 2 September 2021 10.15 am MS TEAMS Thursday 19 August 2021
Tuesday 18 November 2021 10.15 am MS TEAMS Tuesday 4 November 2021
Thursday 20 January 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Tuesday 6 January 2022
Thursday 24 March 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Thursday 10 March 2022
Thursday 12 May 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Thursday 28 April 2022

Find information on Senate, its committees, and the Collaborative Partnerships Forum

Learn more about the Council and its committees in the Office of the University Secretary section of the website