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 2014-15

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) (Chair)
    Professor J Bale
  • Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)
    Professor J Green
  • University Senior Tutor
    Dr R Santos
  • Vice President (Education), Guild of Students
    Mr J Armer
  • 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

    Professor G Watson
    College of Social Sciences
  • Director of Academic Services
    Mr B Casey(Ex officio)

In attendance

  • Director of Centre for Learning and Academic Development & Learning Spaces
    Ms J Scarratt
  • Director Library Services
    Ms D Job
  • Director of Employability
    Ms E Jones
  • Director of Registry
    Mr J Kirk
  • Planning Nominee
    Ms R Lambert


  • Policy Advisor (Education)
    Dr C Teeling

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 Education 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.

Meetings during 2014-15

Thursday 23 October 2014

Thursday 4 December 2014

Thursday 22 January 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015

Thursday 14 May 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015


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

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