Annual Programme Review (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught)

The annual programme review process is designed to allow the regular monitoring and enhancement of all programmes on an operational level by the Board of Studies and also enable the opportunity for the creation of an action plan for the forthcoming year, whilst ensuring previous actions have been executed accordingly.

The aims of the annual programme review (APR) report are to enable reflection upon:

  • The academic standards achieved
  • The learning opportunities available to students
  • The continuing currency and relevance of programmes

Annual programme review for 2017/18: undergraduate programmes

The APR process for reporting on 2017/18 will operate differently this year and will be amalgamated with the operation of the pilot Subject TEF. The intention is to get the University in a good state of preparation for Subject TEF when it is introduced – anticipated to be in 2019/20.  

In order to reduce the burden on staff, the APR template for undergraduate programmes has been revised and Schools/Departments will only be asked to report on the data that will be available in the BI system. The pilot Subject TEF process will operate throughout 2018/19 and will result in a set of narratives at subject level which evaluate our approaches to learning and teaching and how we ensure successful outcomes for our students.  Further information on how the pilot will operate will be available shortly. 

Schedule for consideration and approval of annual programme review reports

Programme Level

BI data release

Board of Studies meeting

Deadline for submission of the Faculty overview annual programme review report to QES

To be considered by the Quality and Standards Sub-committee

Undergraduate programmes Early November To be held by 30 November By the end of December End of January
Taught postgraduate programmes Early January To be held by 30 January By the end of February End of March - beginning of April

 

Below is the Code of practice for annual programme review: taught programmes and the relevant reporting templates related to this process, which are all available to download:

Code of practice for annual programme review: taught programmes

Annual programme review report template (undergraduate programmes)
Annual programme review report template (postgraduate taught programmes)
Faculty overview of annual programme review reports template (undergraduate programmes)
Faculty overview of annual programme review reports template (postgraduate taught programmes)
Annual review report template for Associated and Accredited Institutions

For further information please contact Dr Svetlana Reston.