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Governance, Quality Assurance and Student Casework

Academic Governance and Quality Assurance

Academic Governance and Quality Assurance (AGQA) is a central support department which oversees the development and implementation of the University’s processes for programme development and quality assurance. We provide expert guidance to the University, and supports its faculties and departments in meeting their obligations in relation to the quality assurance of academic standards.

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The AGQA provides consistent, professional, innovative and solution-focused advice and support. This is achieved through careful consideration of students’ and stakeholders’ needs and viewpoints and by regular self-reflection, evaluation and adaptation of processes and approaches to communication.

Meet the team

  • Kelly Hand – Head of Academic Governance and Quality Assurance
  • Helen Duell – Academic Quality Office (Validation)
  • Katherine Griffiths-Smith – Academic Quality Officer (Periodic Review & Student Engagement)
  • Dr Chris Lawton – Academic Quality Officer (Monitoring & External Examiners)
  • Victoria Winstanley – Academic Quality Officer (Validation)
  • Fran Haygarth – Administration Manager (Quality & Governance)
  • Jayne Kelly – Academic Development Administrator
  • Leoni Stanton – External Examiner Administrator
  • Jen Smith – Quality Administrator

Privacy notice and fee claims

Use the button below to see the privacy notice for externals for validation and periodic review.

Privacy notice

Use the buttons below to download the relevant fee claim form.

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