Purpose of the committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop, enable and evaluate the implementation of the University strategy for Learning and Teaching, ensuring that the College Learning and Teaching Strategies are consistent with this strategy and that all Learning and Teaching strategies support the University’s over-arching strategy.

The committee also has responsibility for enabling and evaluating the work of Colleges and central departments in identifying, promoting, and disseminating effective practice and innovation in programme design and delivery, in teaching, feedback and assessment methodologies, and making recommendations on the enhancement of the quality and standards of taught programmes and of the student learning experience.

Reports to

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.

  • University Learning and Teaching Committee Membership

You can find more detailed information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below:

Chair and Secretary 

ChairProfessor Ruth Ayres
SecretaryDeborah Trayhurn

Membership by Area Represented

College of Business and Social SciencesProfessor Sue Garton
College of Business and Social SciencesDr. Keith Schofield
College of Business and Social SciencesDr. Lloyd Parsons
College of Engineering and Physical SciencesDr. Gill Knight
College of Engineering and Physical SciencesDr. Randa Herzallah
College of Engineering and Physical SciencesDr. Patrick Geoghegan
College of Health and Life Sciences Dr. Duane Mellor
College of Health and Life Sciences Dr. Alan Goddard
College of Health and Life Sciences Dr. Ann Vernallis
College of Health and Life Sciences Dr. Rob Nash
Collaborative Provision Steering GroupProfessor Helen Higson
Collaborative Provision Steering GroupBelinda Cross
Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC)Dr. Alan Goddard
Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC)Yvonne Henderson
Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC)Belinda Cross
Programme Approval Steering CommitteeProfessor Chris Langley
Regulatory Sub-CommitteeAdam Hewitt
Director of Academic QualityYvonne Henderson
Director of Student and Academic ServicesAlison Levey
Careers and Employability LeadAlison Levey
Director of Library ServicesHelen Curtiss
HR RepresentativeClaire Freeman
Head of CELCA Ania Bailey
Head of Learning Development CentreEllen Pope
Education Team RepresentativeChris Wilson
Technology-Enhanced Learning RepresentativeChris Wilson
Digital Services RepresentativeNick Meara
Estates RepresentativeClaire Evans
VP EducationYesmeen Singh


This Committee meets four times each academic year.

Dates for 2021/22

15 October 202109:00 - 12:00
27 January 202213:00 - 16:00
05 May 202213:00 - 16:00
05 July 202213:00 - 16:00

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. 



The minutes of the most recent meetings can be found at the link below (staff login required):

Agendas, minutes, and papers from previous and 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 Learning and Teaching Strategy

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University Committee System

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