Academic Frameworks and Policies

Academic Frameworks and Policies

A list of regulatory frameworks, policies and guidance related to quality and learning and teaching is produced annually for ease of reference (updated January 2021).

The remainder of this page lists quality-related strategies, regulatory frameworks, policies and guidance.

For guidance related to QA&E processes, please access directly through associated process page

University Strategies
Framework for the Management of Quality Assurance
Learning and Teaching Strategy 2020-25      
University Strategic Plan
Research Strategy

Regulatory Frameworks
Taught Courses Regulatory Framework (TCRF)

Key Academic Policies
Admissions Policy
Assessment Policy updated Nov 2020
Inclusive Assessment and Reasonable Adjustment Policy - updated July 2020      
Collaborative Academic Arrangements Policy
Module Evaluation Policy updated August 2020 (for forms/templates see A-Z page)
Personal Academic Tutoring Policy
Progress Weeks Policy (new for September 2020)      

Placement and Work-based Learning:
Policy on the Management of Placement and Work-based Learning - updated Oct 2020
For Appendices, see A-Z page        

Student Voice/Feedback:
Student: Staff Liaison Committee Policy - new for September 2020
Student Academic Representation Code of Practice
Course Reps/Academic Representation: see

Curriculum Design Policy and Guidance:
Assessment Criteria Guidance - new for November 2020
Curriculum Design Policy - updated December 2020
Guide to writing learning outcomes
Guidance for the design of Undergraduate Courses   
Guidance for the design of Foundation Degrees
Inclusion Toolkit 
Integrated Masters - Design Specification for new UW awards
Mapping programme level learning outcomes to modules/exit awards - guidance     
Module Outline guidance
Turnitin® Policy