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.

Membership 2015-16

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Professor Jeff Bale                                    
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Jon Green
Vice-President (Education and Access) of the Guild of Students Ms Izzy Lenga                                           
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Dr Julie Gilson
Directors of Education  

Professor Tony Arnull, College of Arts & Law

Dr Ivan Sansom, College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Dr Steve Quigley, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Professor Prem Kumar, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Dr Graham Timmins, College of Social Sciences

Director of Academic Services Mr Brendan Casey 

Director of Alternative Modes of Delivery

Professor Glyn Watson


Terms of Reference

  1. To oversee the development and implementation of the University's Education Strategy.
  1. To formulate new policy and initiatives in response to student support imperatives including retention, skills and employability, and guidance and advice provision.
  1. To consider the education aspects of Vice-Chancellor’s Reviews in order to initiate follow-up action.
  1. 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.
  1. To ensure that there is appropriate input into the Learning Spaces Strategy and its implementation.
  1. To monitor and recommend appropriate developments to learning resources, including library provision and e-learning.
  1. To have oversight of initiatives to provide learner development and employer engagement.
  1. To encourage the development of interdisciplinary initiatives in learning and teaching, and alternative modes of delivery.
  1. To receive and consider reports from College Education or Learning and Teaching Committees.
  1. 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.
  1. To receive and consider reports from the Programme Approval Review Committee.
  1. To receive and consider reports from the Student Access and Progress Committee.

Dates of Meetings

The 2015/16 meeting dates are:

  • 15 October 2015
  • 2 December 2015
  • 21 January 2016
  • 17 March 2016
  • 19 May 2016
  • 30 June 2016


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

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