The Academic Board is the senior committee within the University. Quality assurance is undertaken by means of collective decisions taken by standing and ad hoc groups established under the powers of the Academic Board.
The composition and membership of Academic Board is determined by the Board of Governors and must be approved by the Privy Council. Membership comprises Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group, senior academic staff and representatives from Student Services, LIS and the Students' Union.
- Academic Board - Composition and Committee Structure (.pdf)
- Membership (.docx)
Academic Board's terms of reference, as declared in the Articles of Government, define its responsibilities in academic provision. The conduct of business in the subcommittees of Academic Board must be in accordance with the Standing Orders of Academic Board, which appear as an annex to the Rules and Bylaws of the Articles of Government of the University.
Subcommittees of the Academic Board
Academic Board fulfils many of its responsibilities through an infrastructure of executive subcommittees. The Vice-Chancellor is an ex officio member of all subcommittees of the Academic Board. The Vice-Chancellor appoints Chairs of Academic Board subcommittees.
Student representatives to Academic Board and its subcommittees serve for one year. The duration of office of all other nominated and elected members is for three years. If necessary a staggered arrangement is made to avoid change of membership on a large scale at a given point. Heads of Schools nominate named alternates to some committees, in some cases after consultation with relevant Chairs of committees. Chairs of committees nominate some members, in some cases after consultation with Heads of Schools. Heads of Schools are responsible for arrangements for the election of School Board representatives. These arrangements ensure that there is an optimum blend of representation and expertise, and new and experienced membership.
- Academic Quality and Standards Committee:
- Learning and Teaching Committee
- Research, Consultancy and Scholarship Committee
- Higher Degrees (Research) Committee
- Higher Degrees (Taught) Committee
- Modular Scheme Committee
- School Boards
- Examination Boards (External
- Subject Exam Boards
- Mitigating Circumstances
- Unfair Practice
- Appeals Committee
Agendas and Minutes of Meetings
Here are the minutes and agendas for the Academic Board from November 2004 to November 2009. Papers relating to the agendas may be obtained from the Secretary to the Academic Board. Agendas, papers and minutes from 2009 onwards may also be obtained from the above officer.
All of these files are in Portable Document Format (.pdf).
|2004/2005||November, January, April, May||November, January, April, May|
|2005/2006||November, April, May, July||November, April, May, July|
|2006/2007||October, November, January, April, May, July||October, November, January, April, May, July|
|2007/2008||November, January, March, May July||November, January, March, May, July|
|2008/2009||October, March, May||October, March, May|