Academic Policies >

Please be advised that Academic Policies may contain references to the following committees which have been renamed or whose remit has changed:

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Committee (UPC) – Please refer to Education Committee.
  • Executive Group – Please refer to Senior Leadership Group.
  • Planning & Management Group - Please refer to Senior Leadership Group.
  • Learning & Teaching Committee – Please refer to Learning & Teaching Group.

Collaborative Provision Policy


Common Academic Framework for Taught Degree Programmes


Course Approval Policy

Pro Formas:
Course Information Document
Course Specification

Course Closure and Suspension Policy

Pro Formas:
Course Closure and Suspension Pro Forma

Examination Board Policy

External Examiners Policy

Code of Assessment

Please be advised that the Code of Assessment has been revised for academic session 2022/23. Please use the links below to access:


Undergraduate Marking Scheme

GSA Code of Procedure for Appeals (for 2021/22 assessment) 

GSA Code of Procedure for Appeals (for 2022/23 assessment)

Student Guide to Academic Appeals

Academic Appeal Form

GSA Policy on the use of Turnitin Software

International Partnership Policy

Flowchart: Memorandum of Agreement, International Partnership Agreement, Guaranteed Progression and Articulation

Flowchart: Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Recognition          

Pro Formas:
Partner Approval

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy

Major Programme Amendment Policy

Pro Formas:
Major Programme Amendment Proposal
Major Programme Amendment Information Document

Programme Leaders should contact the Head of Student Recruitment for a copy of the Programme Marketing Assessment Template and the Deputy Director of Finance and Resources for a copy of the Financial Rationale.

Minor Programme and Course Amendment Policy

Pro Formas:
Minor Programme and Course Amendment Pro Forma

Periodic Review and Revalidation Policy

Periodic Review - Information for Students

Pro Formas:
Periodic Review - Self-Evaluation Report

Programme Approval (Validation) Policy

Pro Formas:
Programme Proposal
Programme Information Document

Business Case Template
Programme Specification (Undergraduate)
Programme Specification (Postgraduate)
Course Specification

Programme Proposers should contact the Head of Student Recruitment for a copy of the Programme Marketing Assessment Template and the Deputy Director of Finance and Resources for a copy of the Financial Rationale.

Programme Closure and Suspension Policy

Pro Formas:
Programme Closure and Suspension

Programme Monitoring and Annual Reporting Policy

PMAR Annual Programme Reporting pro forma
PMAR School Annual Summary Report pro forma
PMAR Guidance Note
PMAR Support Department Overview Report pro forma
PMAR Quality Enhancement Action Plan (QEAP)

Student-Facing Professional Services Review Policy

Pro Formas:
Student-Facing Professional Services Review- Self Evaluation Report

Student Surveys Policy

Teaching and Student Engagement in Learning Guidance