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 6th January 2023).

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 September 2023
Inclusive Assessment and Reasonable Adjustment Policy 
Collaborative Academic Arrangements Policy updated March 2022
Module Evaluation Policy updated October 2021
Personal Academic Tutoring Policy
Progress Weeks Policy  

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

Curriculum Design Policy and Guidance:
Assessment Criteria Guidance 
Blended and Online Delivery - guidance, guidelines and definitions (added April 2021)
Curriculum Design Policy - updated March 2024

Graduate Attributes - Embedding 

Guide to writing learning outcomes
Guidance for the design of Undergraduate Courses - updated November 2023
Guidance for the design of Foundation Degrees - updated November 2023
Inclusion Toolkit 
Integrated Masters - Design Specification for new UW awards
Learner Journeys Audit Tool for Course Teams (links direct to Google file)

Mapping programme level learning outcomes to modules/exit awards - guidance     
Module Outline guidance
Turnitin® Policy