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Student and Academic Administration

Student and Academic Administration 

Student and Academic Administration (SAA) began life as a workstream in April 2008. Our aim is to develop our practice and reputation in managing services for students and staff, working collaboratively with our partners distributed across the University and the wider educational community. We are engaged in a broad range of activities which support the student lifecycle. Our work is delivered in functional teams at both institutional (SAA Registry) and Faculty level in order to provide a consistently high quality service to students, with an ethos to be collaborative, innovative and accountable.



Student and Academic Administration (SAA) coordinates the University's admissions activities, working in partnership with Faculties to provide a high quality service to our applicants. We can provide expert advice regarding all aspects of UCAS and direct admissions.


This section provides answers to questions about timetables and associated support within the University. The Curriculum and Timetabling Team provides ad hoc room booking for University students and staff within Common Learning Spaces.


Information is provided for students to support option choice through the Student Records System Self Service pages. These pages provide details of open periods, where to find module information across the University and how to check whether a module will fit individual timetables.


Our aim is to help students and staff with any administration relating to the three main exam periods (Semester 1, Semester 2 and re-sits). Our role includes producing and publishing the exam timetable, making arrangements for students with additional exam requirements and arranging exam invigilation.


An award is the name given to the process by which a student who has successfully completed their studies receives their qualification. There are ten award dates for each academic year. This section provides for an overview of the processes for each award date and also holds details about your certificate.

Student Administration

The SAA workstream ensures that we collect and store accurate personal data about students, accurate programme and module data, changes in students' registration (suspension / withdrawals) and assessment and progression data.

Appeals and Complaints

These pages provide detailed information and guidance to students and staff submitting and dealing with Academic Appeals and Student Complaints.

Quality Assurance

The Quality, Standards and Accreditation (QSA) Team provides specialist knowledge and understanding of the policy, processes and procedures for the assurance of a high quality education for students at the University, working closely with Curriculum and Quality Assurance (CQA) teams in the faculties.

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