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Academic Unit Roles and Bodies

Academic Roles and Bodies

There are a number of key bodies that operate within academic units which manage and oversee taught programmes, including the management of their quality and standards.

Board of Studies

Board of Examiners


Colleagues take on a number of key roles which manage aspects of the educational delivery. These include: 

Module Leaders Responsibilities‌

Directors of Education Role description

Student engagement

Student representation is a key part of how we engage with students, and students are part of our institutional decision making processes.

Student representatives sit on all institutional-level committees and many key bodies in academic units.

Within academic units a key body for students input into decision making is the Student-Staff Committee. 

More information about Student-Staff Committees, their terms of reference, business and how to effectively engage and support them is available on the Student Voice webpages.

Supporting information:

Guidance on Role and Responsibilities for School and Faculty Representatives on Committees and Groups