Courses are managed via a system of Committees and Tutors under the guidance of the Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Postgraduate Studiesand the Field Leaders.
The Staff/Student Consultative Committee meets once a semester and is an opportunity for the Faculty’s Student Representatives to meet with their Field Leaders and review issues that have arisen over the course of the semester. Recommendations may be referred to the Field Board for consideration though minor issues are normally dealt with via the Field Leader.
Interested in being a Student Representative?
Early in the year, your Field Leader will ask for volunteers from your group / year to act as representatives. Being a Student Rep can be a rewarding experience as you gain some management experience and it is an activity you can include in your CV demonstrating to others, e.g. future employers, that you take an active interest in issues outside your main studies. The role involves acting as a link between the student body and the Faculty. If you are interested in becoming a Student Representative then find out more information from Holly Rook (Student Liaison Officer) or your Module Leader.
Each year your academic assessment and progression will be considered by two boards; the Module Assessment Board (MAB) and the Programme Assessment Board (PAB). The MAB considers the grades to be awarded to you for each module. The PAB considers your overall performance for the year (level) and makes decisions about progression to the next stage of the course and awards. External Examiners attend these examination board meetings as independent auditors.