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 2016-17

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Professor Kathleen Armour                               
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Jon Green
Education Officer, Guild of Students Mr Chris Wilkinson                                          
Postgraduate Students Officer, Guild of Students Ms Rose Bennett
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Dr Julie Gilson
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

Professor Prem Kumar, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Dr Graham Timmins, College of Social Sciences

Academic Registrar Mr Stephen McAuliffe

Director of Alternative Modes of Delivery

Professor Glyn Watson

In Attendance

Director of Registry (Interim) Ms Rebecca Lambert
Director of Library Services Ms Diane Job
Director of CLAD and Learning Spaces Ms Julie Scarratt
Director of Student Employability Ms Eluned Jones
Strategic Planning Nominee  
Policy Advisor (Education)  Dr Claire Teeling (Secretary)


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 2016/17 meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday 18 October 2016, 14:00
  • Wednesday 23 November 2016, 14:00
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017, 14:00
  • Thursday 16 March 2017, 10:00
  • Tuesday 23 May 2017, 14:00
  • Thursday 29 June 2017, 14:00


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

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