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 October 2022
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 (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        

Curriculum Design Policy and Guidance:
Assessment Criteria Guidance - new for November 2020
Blended and Online Delivery - guidance, guidelines and definitions (added April 2021)
Curriculum Design Policy - updated October 2022

Graduate Attributes - Embedding - new for 2021/22

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
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