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Programme enhancement

The Division of Teaching and Learning Development (TLD)'s Programme Enhancement (PE) team co-ordinates the development and management of a framework of processes to support the approval, monitoring and review of taught programmes, including those offered collaboratively with other institutions. It works closely with Faculties to ensure that the framework assures academic standards and the quality of student experience across the University but also that the quality processes are collegial and effective rather than confrontational and bureaucratic. There is also a process for reviewing the quality framework.

The PE team oversees the quality framework for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. This framework includes distributed learning and provision delivered in collaboration with other institutions. The Graduate Education team of the Research and Business Engagement Support Services oversees the quality framework for research degree programmes. The quality framework encompasses the procedures for securing, maintaining and enhancing the standards of academic programmes and the students' learning experience.

In developing and monitoring these processes TLD colleagues also help to ensure that the University is ready for external quality visits, such as the Higher Education Review (formerly known as Institutional Audit).

The TLD team publishes and maintains teaching and learning policies and procedures.

For full details of the processes which are included in the Quality Framework/Programme Enhancement, please see the list on the left.

The Programme Enhancement team also oversees Student Surveys and student voice in programme enhancement. More information can be found about these areas from the purple boxes below. Please note though that the content for these two areas currently sits under the 'Student Engagement' section of our website. Due to structural changes stemming from the Student Experience Programme (SEP), the Student Engagement area will move away from the Teaching and Learning Delivery website in due course.