Purpose of the committee:
To develop, enable and evaluate the implementation of the University Strategy for Learning and Teaching. To consider and make recommendations on the enhancement of the quality and standards of taught programmes and of the student learning experience.
Committees and Groups that report to this Committee
Operational Learning and Teaching Committee
Membership and Terms of Reference
You can find a full list of members in the Membership List document below, or you can view the members by area in the table further down this page.
You can find more detailed information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below:
Chair and Secretary
Membership by Area Represented
This Committee meets four times in each academic year.
Dates for 2017/18
| Date || Time |
| 7 November 2017 || 10:00 - 12:00 |
| 27 February 2018 || 10:00 - 12:00 |
| 14 May 2018 || 10:00 - 12:00 |
| 27 June 2018 || 10:00 - 12:00 |
LTC Strategy/Sharing Session
| Date || Time |
| 27 June 2018 || 13:00 - 15:30 |
News and Updates
The Committee is currently involved in the following: the development of Learning and Teaching strategies to reflect the new University Strategy; the development of the Digital Learning Strategy; the implementation of Peer Observation policies; oversight of the Curriculum Management and Business Information Portal projects; implementation of the standardisation of module credit size; review of the assessment of the placement year, the policy for the recording of lectures and the assessment of student group work.
You can also find the latest news on the quality team's activities by visiting the quality team news page.
Resources (login required)
The minutes of the most recent meeting can be found below:
- Minutes of Learning and Teaching Committee 7 November 2017
Agendas, minutes and papers from previous and for future meetings can be found on the BlackBoard module for this committee. If you would like access to these papers, please contact Lesley Stewart who will enable the access permissions.
University Report on Academic Governance (2016/17)
HEFCE’s Operating Model for Quality Assurance requires the University Council to provide an annual assurance statement about:
- the continuous improvement of the student academic experience and of student outcomes
- the reliability of degree standards.
The Report to evidence these statements was approved by Council in December 2017, and summarises all aspects of University quality assurance and enhancement processes, giving details of strengths and weaknesses and how we are dealing with them. The Report was scrutinised in detail by a sub-group of the Senate on 22nd November 2017. The sub-group, which included representation from the Executive, academics, professional staff and students, was pleased to recommend that the Council sign off the annual assurance. They based their decision on the comprehensive nature of the report and the work that had been undertaken behind it. They were pleased to see significant external evidence to back up assertions, as well as data driven evidence of impact, and challenging action plans for the coming year to ensure further continuous improvement. They saw clear evidence of a focus which puts students clearly at the centre of all that is being done
- University Report on Academic Governance (Preface)
- University Report on Academic Governance (Full Report)
You can find more information about Committees supported by the Quality Team on the Quality Committees page
University Committee System
For more information on the University's Committee System, please visit the University Committee Webpages