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Quality and Standards

This Quality Handbook draws together in a single location the University regulations, policies and codes of practice which constitute the University's framework for quality and standards. This electronic copy of the handbook should be seen as the most up to date version. 

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  1. Assessment procedures
  2. Academic Misconduct
  3. Academic referencing
  4. Policy on staff use of originality checking software

  5. Moderation of collaborative provision

  6. Scrutiny of assessment task tracking sheet

  7. Student Output Tracking Sheet
  8. Regulations for Professional Unsuitability and Professional Misconduct
  9. Plagiarism Collusion Caution Letter
  10. Possession of Unauthorised Materials Caution Letter

  11. UCoP Assessment Abroad
  12. Assessment Abroad Request Form


Accreditation of prior learning


Grading descriptors

Design and Approval of Programmes

  1. The Validation Process - Introduction and Overview 
  2. Modifications to Programmes of Study
  3. Academic Framework UG
  4. Academic Framework PGT
  5. Academic Framework Preliminary Stage
  6. Application for Exemption from the Academic Framework
  7. Apprenticeship Programme Approval Coversheet
  8. Approval of a Non Credit Bearing Short Course
  9. Approval of Credit Bearing Short Course
  10. Approval of Modules
  11. Approval of Modules with Low Student Numbers
  12. Development Approval and Management of Foundation Degrees
  13. Development Consent Overview and Guidance
  14. Foundation Degree Supplementary Information
  15. Module Withdrawal Form
  16. New Programmes
  17. On Campus Authorisations and Approval of Provision
  18. On Campus Development Consent Application
  19. On Campus Module Specification Pro Forma
  20. On Campus New Programme Flow Chart
  21. On Campus Programme Stage Specification
  22. Schedule of Approval Dates
  23. Standard Entry Requirements - New Programmes
  24. UCoP Suspension or Withdrawal of Programmes
  25. Suspension, Withdrawal or Major Amendment Form
  26. UoH Course Costing Tool
  27. Definitions Document - Programme and Module Terminology

Collaborative Provision


Curriculum Design


University Validation Panels