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Quality Handbook

PGR QME Subcommittee

Origin

Senate delegates responsibility for defining, managing and monitoring programme quality assurance processes to its Education & Student Experience Committee.  To assist the Education & Student Experience Committee, the Postgraduate Research Quality Monitoring & Enhancement Subcommittee makes recommendations for defining, managing and monitoring programme quality assurance processes for postgraduate research degrees to the Doctoral College Committee (postgraduate research student experience) and the Academic Quality & Standards Subcommittee (quality monitoring and enhancement framework).

Purpose

The Postgraduate Research Quality Monitoring & Enhancement Subcommittee is responsible for making recommendations for defining, managing and monitoring programme quality assurance processes for postgraduate research degrees.
The Chair is responsible for ensuring that any equality impacts against each project/policy/process/procedure have been considered as part of the decision-making process.

Responsibilities and activity

Reporting arrangements

Constitution

The Terms of Reference and Constitution are reviewed annually to ensure that the composition of the Subcommittee reflects those Faculties and Professional Services that have responsibilities for postgraduate research programmes.

In attendance: other relevant officers from Professional Services and colleagues from Faculties may be in attendance as appropriate to the business, e.g.:

Quorum and frequency

Quorum

The Postgraduate Quality Monitoring & Enhancement Subcommittee will be quorate with one third of membership plus one in attendance.

Frequency of meetings

The Postgraduate Quality Monitoring & Enhancement Subcommittee will meet at least three times per year.

Resources

Secretariat support will be provided by the Quality, Standards and Accreditation Team.

Terms of Reference review

Date of last review:....... June 2023

Date of next review:...... September 2024

Governance reporting line

The Postgraduate Research Quality Monitoring & Enhancement Subcommittee reports to the Doctoral College Committee regarding the postgraduate research student experience, and reports to the Academic Quality & Standards Subcommittee regarding the quality monitoring and enhancement framework.

Document owner

Doctoral College Committee .

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