Education Committee

The Education Committee reports to Senate and liaises with the Quality Assurance Committee and Academic Policy and Regulations Committee on general learning and teaching issues affecting the remit of these groups.

Meetings during 2013/2014

Thursday 24 October 2013 at 2.00pm
Thursday 5 December 2013 at 2.00pm
Thursday 23 January 2014 at 2.00pm
Thursday 27 March 2014 at 2.00pm
Thursday 22 May 2014 at 2.00pm
Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 9.30am

Terms of Reference


  1. To oversee the development and implementation of the University's Education Strategy.
  2. To formulate new policy and initiatives in response to student support imperatives including retention, skills and employability, and guidance and advice provision.
  3. To consider the education aspects of Vice-Chancellor’s Reviews in order to initiate follow-up action.
  4. To oversee the National Student Survey and Birmingham Student Satisfaction Survey including developing action plans based on the results of the surveys and ensuring their implementation.
  5. To ensure that there is appropriate input into the Learning Spaces Strategy and its implementation.
  6. To monitor and recommend appropriate developments to learning resources, including library provision and e-learning.
  7. To have oversight of initiatives to provide learner development and employer engagement.
  8. To encourage the development of interdisciplinary initiatives in learning and teaching.
  9. To receive and consider reports from College Learning and Teaching Committees.
  10. To promote innovation in learning, teaching and assessment, including the allocation and monitoring of the University's spend of teaching quality enhancement funds, and the dissemination of good practice.
  11. To receive and consider reports from the Programme Approval Review Committee.
  12. To receive and consider reports from the Learning Environment Group.
  13. To receive and consider reports from the Student Access and Progress Committee.

Membership 2013/14

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) (Chair)
    Professor J Bale 
  • Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)
    Professor J Green 
  • Senior Tutor
    Dr R Santos
  • Vice-President (Education and Access), Guild of Students
    Ms H Craig 
  • Directors of Education
    Professor A Arnull
    College of Arts and Law

    Dr S Quigley
    College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    Dr I Sansom
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences

    Professor P Kumar
    College of Medical and Dental Sciences

    Dr G Watson
    College of Social Sciences
  • Director of Academic Services
    Mr B Casey (Ex officio)
  • Strategic Planning nominee
    Mr J Kirk

In attendance

  • Director of Learning Spaces & The Centre for Learning and Academic Development: Ms J Scarratt
  • Director of Library Services: Ms D Job
  • Director of Careers Network: Ms E Jones


  • Policy Advisor (Education): Dr C Teeling


For further information about the Education Committee, please use the following contact details -

Dr Claire Teeling
Academic Services
Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8100