Welcome to the Academic Quality Unit

Latest updates:

Principles and guidance for the design of undergraduate courses updated Sept 2019

Annual evaluation information for 2018-19 is available on the O drive in the following folder:

O:\All Staff Documents\AQU\Annual Evaluation Information\Annual Evaluation 2018-19

Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG) - please contact Sara Gibbon for forms and deadline date/s for meeting/s.

Course handbook guidance for 2019/20
Programme specification templates available

Please note, the term "Quality Assurance Handbook" referred to in some documents refers to the UW and AQU policies, procedures and guidance found on these webpages.

The role of the Academic Quality Unit is to develop and manage the quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms of the University, including course planning and approval, periodic review and annual evaluation processes, the approval and review of partnership organisations, the appointment of and provision of information for external examiners and the servicing of Academic Board subcommittees related to quality and collaborative programmes. The Unit also aims to promote staff understanding of associated ideology, procedures, processes and systems, including providing support and guidance related to collaborative provision and information and training related to quality assurance and enhancement activities.

If you aren't sure where to find the templates or guidance you need, please contact AQU for advice.

The Academic Quality Unit are:

Jennifer Zandbeek - Head of Academic Quality
Management of reviews and approvals, ASQEC Secretary, CAPSC representative

Melanie Jarman – Deputy Head of Academic Quality (Collaborative)
New partnership approvals, International partnerships, supporting partners, CAPSC Secretary

Teresa Nahajski - Senior Quality Officer
Course Approval queries, ASQEC minutes, Course database queries, AQU webpages

Jenny Marsh - Quality Officer 
Approvals and reviews, AQU Officer for College of Business, Psychology and Sport LTQE, Strategic Planning & Quality Reviews

Sarah Potter - Quality Officer
Approvals and reviews, AQU Officer for College of Arts, Humanities and Education LTQE 

Sara Gibbon - Quality Officer     
Approvals and reviews, AQU Officer for College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences, Academic Planning and Portfolio Group Secretary

Nicola Rawlings - Quality Officer 
Approvals and reviews, AQU Officer for College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences  LTQE, CAPSC minutes                

Margaret Chaffey - Quality Officer (External Examiners)
External Examiner Liaison, Staff Development, hotel booking for external examiners' visits

Charlotte Taylor - Quality Administrator for AQU and DQED      
Joint honours database, Registered Lecturers' database, PSRB register, hotel booking for externals for reviews/approvals