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 2018-19

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Professor Kathleen Armour                               
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Robin Mason
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Jon Green
Director of Student Engagement Dr Celia Greenway
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equalities) Professor Una Martin
Education Officer, Guild of Students Mr Adam Goldstone                               
Postgraduate Students Officer, Guild of Students Ms J Small
Directors of Education  

Dr Tom Lockwood, College of Arts & Law

Dr Jeremy Pritchard, College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Professor Nicola Wilkin, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Dr John Curnow, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Dr Graham Timmins, College of Social Sciences

Academic Registrar Mr Stephen McAuliffe
Director of Postgraduate Studies Professor Gavin Schaffer
Senate Representatives

Dr A Davies

Professor C Needham

Director of Registry and
Academic Affairs (Secretary)

 Dr M Hollingsworth


Terms of Reference

To develop and deliver the University's Education Strategy and the education-related Key Performance Targets within the context of the Strategic Framework.

To set coherent strategic priorities for education at University, College and School level.

To promote innovation in learning, teaching and assessment in order to enhance the quality, effectiveness and reputation of education provision, and to ensure best practice is shared.

To ensure that the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff for teaching is fit for purpose.

To monitor and respond to new external education policy frameworks or initiatives (such as the Teaching Excellence Framework).

To maintain strategic oversight of academic and student-related policy and legislation, considering significant policy amendments on behalf of Senate and delegating more operational matters to UQAC, consulting Legal Services as appropriate.

To consider significant education-related issues, lessons learnt and themes arising from quality assurance processes.

To analyse the outcomes of external and internal student surveys in order to develop strategy, recommend appropriate actions at different levels in the University, and evaluate progress on the actions.

To coordinate the work of the University-level education committees, sub-committees and working groups/task and finish groups.

Dates of Meetings

The 2018/19 meeting dates are:

  • 10 October 2018
  • 21 November 2018
  • 23 January 2019
  • 13 March 2019
  • 22 May 2019
  • 26 June 2019


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

Laura Powell
Head of Academic Policy Partners
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8064