Periodic Review

The Process

  • The quality of the learning opportunities which students experience in an academic school or faculty and the standard of the awards that they take away are central to the Periodic Review process. The aim of the Periodic Review process is to embed University processes and procedures at Faculty level within Faculty management processes and to ensure the alignment of University process with the process used by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.


Timeline & Key Dates

Periodic Review
  • February - March 2017:
Panel chairs and members identified and approached for availability.
  • April 2017:
Panel members confirmed.
  • April 2017: 
Self Evaluation Document (SED) circulated to the faculty.
  • April - May 2017:
Initial Planning Meeting (IPM) held.
  • 1st October 2017:
Self-Evaluation to be submitted to QCU Officer.
  • 1st November 2017:
Student feedback for the Review Team to be submitted to QCU Officer.
  • November 2017:    
Hold meeting day with staff, students and stakeholders.
  • 31st December 2017:
Periodic Review closed and Action Plan confirmed.


Curriculum Review (as part of the Periodic Review process)
  • 30th November 2017: 
Submission of Academic Development Proposals to the Planning Unit.
  • 31st December 2017:
Approval of ADPs by Deputy Vice Chancellor and RAVSC.
  • September 2017 - 31st May 2018:                               

 i. Curriculum Review documentation drafted and developed prior to submission to Faculty Academic Enhancement Committee (FAEC).

ii. Curriculum Review documentation formally reviewd by FAEC and any amendments to be made by proposing team(s). 

  • 31st May 2018:
Curriculum Review formally approved by FAEC.
  • June 2018 - August 2019:
Publication, marketing and active recruitment of courses.
  • 1st September 2019:
Curriculum Review changes take effect.

Exemplars & Good Practice