The Periodic Review Process

What is it?

Periodic review is a process that takes place every 5 or 6 years to review all courses and modules within a school or institute.

This process involves an independent group (or ‘panel’) reviewing documentation submitted by the School and then asking follow up questions at a meeting with both staff members and students. This could be around assessment, learning and teaching, student support etc.

What will we be asking you to do?

Your role would involve being part of the independent group where we ask for your help to review documentation from a student’s point of view! The independent group will then meet to discuss any points with the teaching staff and students. We will be there to support you throughout the whole process and will provide you with guidance on what you need to look for within the documentation and how to present your feedback.

Who is involved?

Panel members from the School include: Senior Management, Course and Module staff, Administrative and Support staff.

Also on the panel there are: University staff from other Schools, Central Registry, the Student’s Union and an external member of academic staff from another University.

When does it take place?

Periodic Reviews take place during Semester 2 of each academic year.

What will you get out of it?

By taking part in this process you will be able to gather an understanding of some of the academic and quality processes that are used within the university to ensure that your fellow students have a great experience.

You will gain valuable experience to add to your CV as well as a letter of commendation from the Head of the Quality and Collaboration Unit. You may also use the time towards the University’s Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award and Student’s Union Volunteering Award.