This page contains useful information for Programme Leaders and Module Co-ordinators on the management of the student academic experience.

Programme Management Procedures The procedures for the organisation and management of taught academic programmes - includes information on responsibilities (Dean, Head of Division, Programme Leader, Module Co-ordinator); Programme and Student-Staff Consultative Committees; and Personal Academic Tutoring.

Programme Leaders' Handbook An operational manual for Programme Leaders offering practical guidance on the scope of the role and tips for effective programme management.

Visiting Lecturers' Handbook A summary of important information for Visiting Lecturers (VLs) with a substantive input. The Handbook includes a checklist for Programme Leaders/other academic staff responsible for VL induction.

External Examiner Induction Aide Memoire Programme Leaders are responsible for on-site External Examiner induction. This aide memoire lists some of the key areas that it might be helpful to cover during the Examiner's visit.

Guidance for Students on External Examiner Reports The attached Guidance is provided annually to all Class Representatives early in the academic year. It contains key information, in a user friendly format, on the External Examining System in general, and in particular way that reports are used to assure and enhance quality within the sector.

Assessment Procedures Procedures for the approval of assessment instruments, administration of marking and moderation, operation of Exam Boards and role of the External Examiner. Assessment Specifications and Feedback Centre for Academic Practice guidance on the development of assessment specifications and feedback. Sample feedback forms are also available in WORD format to allow for ease of editing.

For information on management of collaborative programmes, see also the Partners section.

Guidance For Personal Academic Tutors [PATs]

PAT Policy

PAT Staff Guide The PAT Staff Guide was developed in response to policy changes recommended through a sub-group of the Student Experience Committee in 2011-2012. It is intended to be a user friendly reference for all PATs. We welcome feedback on this publication. This can be sent to

Initial PAT meeting template and subsequent PAT meeting template The PAT meeting templates were first implemented for the 2012-2013 academic Session. They have since been have been updated in response to an evaluation undertaken on behalf Student Experience Committee.

PAT Student Leaflet The PAT Student Leaflet was launched for the 2012-2013 academic Session. It has since been have been updated in response to an evaluation undertaken on behalf Student Experience Committee.

Guidelines on Extenuating Circumstances This document provides guidance to all staff and students on the definition and consideration of claims for extenuating circumstances. All claims must be submitted on the Extenuating Circumstances pro forma

Module Management  

Module Alteration Form Use this form to change, withdraw or replace existing modules and to add new modules.

Module Descriptor form The module descriptor form includes information about the content of the module, learning outcomes and experiences and the assessment pattern. Please refer to the guidance on completion below.

Module Descriptor Form - Guidance on Completion Guidance on completing the module descriptor form.

Module Evaluation Form - This is the QMU standard form. The form may be adapted to suit the needs of particular programmes. Questions may be specifically designed or drawn from the University's bank of optional questions. An online version of the form is available by default in every Hub module from the module menu. Instructions can also be provided on how to edit or devise your own module evaluation form on the Hub. Please contact Hub support regarding any queries on Hub module evaluations.



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