Purpose of the Committee:

To approve new programmes in liaison with Programme Specific Approval Panels (PSAPs) and to approve modifications to existing programmes and withdrawals.

Reports to:

Committees and Groups that report to this Committee:

Working Group on Approval Processes for AMAs and Non-Credit-Bearing Activity

Related Committees and Groups:

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:


Alan Goddard (Co-Chair)

SecretaryDeborah Trayhurn

Membership by Area Represented:

The table below provides the contact details of the member(s) of this committee representing your area:

Area RepresentedMember 
Aston Student UnionAdora Wong
Business and Social SciencesSukhwinder Salh 
Business and Social SciencesTBC
Business and Social SciencesKeith Schofield
Business and Social SciencesUwe Wunderlich
Education Team Jon Taylor
Education Team Chris Wilson
FinanceGurpal Singh Rai
Library and Information ServicesVacancy
Market ResearchPhil Burke
Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC) Adam Hewitt
Engineering and Physical Sciences Goudi Poursharif
Engineering and Physical SciencesLucy Rackliff
Engineering and Physical SciencesDonna Wheat
Health and Life SciencesBelinda Cross
Health and Life Sciences Olivia Hunt 
Health and Life Sciences Trevor Knight
Health and Life Sciences Cathy Slack
Student and Academic ServicesMonjur Ahmed
Student and Academic ServicesJames Holmes


This Committee meets on a monthly basis.

Dates for 2022/23: TBC

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Previous Meeting Minutes

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