Education Committee

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

Membership 2023-24

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Professor Deborah Longworth                               
Academic Registrar (Deputy Chair) Dr Emma Robinson
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Jon Green
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Academic Experience & Engagement) Professor Celia Greenway
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Policy and Standards) Professor Michael Grove
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Innovation) Professor Tom Harrison
Directors of Education

Professor Elaine Fulton, College of Arts & Law

Professor Andrew Quinn, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Professor Jeremy Pritchard, College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Professor Chris Tselepis, College of Medical & Dental Sciences (Interim)

Professor Mark Wenman, College of Social Sciences

Senate Representatives

Professor A Glover (CoSS)

Professor Chris Tselepis (MDS)

Dean, Birmingham International Academy Mr Callum Cowell
Dean, UoB Online Professor Corinne Boz
Academic Director of Sustainability Education Professor Julia Myatt
Academic Director of Digital Education Professor Nicola Wilkin
Head of Education (Dubai) Dr Mohamad Zalzali
Director of Registry and Education Support Ms K Hamilton
Director of Student Services Mr Jon Elsmore
Director of Libraries and Learning Resources Ms Diane Job
Director of Innovation and Development Ms Julie Scarratt
Director of Student Employability Ms Etta Parkes-Firth
Director of Strategic Planning Ms Rebecca Lambert
Director of Postgraduates (PGT) Professor Graham Timmins
Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Development, HEFi Ms Sarah King
Education Officer, Guild of Students Mr Joe Hill
Postgraduate Officer, Guild of Students Mr Ben Lockley
International Officer, Guild of Students Ms Tianjie Liu
Head of Academic Policy Partnership (Secretary) Ms Faye Bond

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 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.

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

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

Dates of Meetings

The 2023/24 meeting dates are:

  • 26 September 2023
  • 23 November 2023
  • 17 January 2024
  • 17 April 2024
  • 4 June 2024


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

Faye Bond
Head of Academic Policy Partnership