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Overview

Liverpool Hope University is an independent and self-governing higher education provider. The University takes responsibility for the academic standards and quality of its academic programmes and, through the exercise of this responsibility, ensures that the standards of its awards meet sector wide expectations, are comparable to those of other UK Universities and are delivered in accordance with national qualifications frameworks. As a University, we give the highest priority to the continuous enhancement of the quality of our programmes and to the educational experience provided for our students, affirming these against external measures and principles.

The University's academic policies, procedures and regulations provide the institutional framework through which we manage the standards of our award-bearing provision and enhance the quality of learning opportunities that we offer to our students.

Our academic quality framework aligns with the requirements of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and includes policies aligned with the University's Regulations supported by accompanying guidance, forms and supplementary information.

For the latest news on Academic Quality matters, please click on the 'Latest News' tab at the top of this page.

You can find out information about the University's most recent Higher Education Review (HER) on our dedicated webpages.

 

Values

Our approach to quality is based on the premise that: 

  • strategic oversight of academic standards and academic quality is undertaken at the highest levels of University academic governance.
  • responsibility for quality is a collective concern. Faculties (and their constituent Departments and Schools), together with other staff groups involved in supporting student learning, are responsible for maintaining, enhancing and providing assurance about the standards and quality of provision.    
  • our Academic Quality framework is regularly monitored, reviewed and modified (where appropriate) so as to ensure effective oversight of the University's portfolio of programmes.
  • external examiners are an essential part of the University's quality assurance framework and must be appointed to all approved programmes. In addition external experts are involved in programme approval and departmental review processes and the University engages with external stakeholders on a range of operational and strategic matters.
  • students have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of their learning experience, and are actively informed at appropriate times of matters relevant to their programme.
  • equality and diversity considerations are embedded throughout all aspects of academic quality to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed in their studies.
  • University staff are supported in implementing the framework for Academic Quality, thereby enabling them in turn to support the learning experience of our students.
  • where programmes are delivered in collaboration, we will work closely with our partners to ensure the quality of the learning experience for all Liverpool Hope students.    

 

Quality at Hope

For information about the University’s Committee structures, including committee structures in relation to Academic Quality and Enhancement please click here

Version Control

The ongoing developments of documentation in relation to Academic Quality mean that any printed copy becomes out of date very quickly. Therefore the Handbooks are available and updated on the web only, although of course, viewers are able to print out any elements which they wish straight from the PC. 

Information regarding new policies / handbooks and any changes is disseminated to Faculties.

For the latest updates on changes to the Academic Quality Framework, please click on the Latest News tab at the top of this page.

 

Latest News

KEY MATTERS (see also Senate minutes)

 

March and June 2016

Revised Programme Design & Approval Procedure

Revised Annual Review and Enhancement Procedure

Revised Departmental Review Guidelines

 

June 2015

Revised Collaborative Provision Handbook approved

Revised CPD Handbook approved

New Enhancement Strategy approved 

Common framework for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes approved

Revised regulations for PGT approved

 

March 2015

Revised guidance approved by LTC on the Operation of Staff Student Liaison Committees

Consultation on a revised Collaborative Provision Handbook open (routine updating)

New subject benchmarks for Business and Management; Education Studies; English; Politics and International Relations; Philosophy published 

 

December 2014

Revised Policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning approved by Senate (see separate pages for full details)

Revised Policy on International Exchange and Study Abroad approved by Senate 

 

September 2014

Induction sessions for new staff on Academic Quality 

Draft guidance produced on electronic submission of assessments (LTC September 2014)

Draft policy for Internal Exchange and Study Abroad considered by RT 

 

July 2014

Revised process and templates for the Annual Review and Enhancement of all credit bearing provision approved by Senate. Templates and associated guidance are available from the Faculty Office or via the ARE pages on the website.

Formal partnership established between Liverpool Hope and St Mary's University, Twickenham and Newman University, Birmingham to offer postgraduate research awards.

New on-line application system for admissions to MPhil, EdD and PhD programmes launched.

Work on-going to support preparation for review by the QAA in 2015-16

 

May 2014

Revised templates for External Examiner Reports 2013-14 available from 30 May Revisions to the Annual Monitoring process have been discussed by Rectorate team and will be reviewed by Academic Committee [4 June 2014] 

The revised regulations for Research Degrees have been reviewed by RDSC and were presented to Research Committee [21 May 2014]. They are to be implemented with immediate effect and can be accessed on our Postgraduate Research pages.  The refreshed PGR student handbook has been reviewed by RDSC and was presented to Research Committee on 21 May 2014. It can be accessed on the Information for Current PGR Students page.  

Key Contacts

Mr Chris Leyland

Faculty Executive Officer (Arts and Humanities) 

E: leylanc@hope.ac.uk

 

Mrs Sarah Meir

Faculty Executive Officer (Education)

E: meirs@hope.ac.uk

 

Ms Elaine Pateman-Salt

Faculty Executive Officer (Sciences and Social Science)

E: patemac@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook

University Registrar

E: mclauga@hope.ac.uk

 

Dr Ian Vandewalle

Chair of Academic Committee

E: vandewi@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Derrick Dykins

Head of Committee Secretariat

E: dykinsd@hope.ac.uk

 

 

Overview

Liverpool Hope University is an independent and self-governing higher education provider. The University takes responsibility for the academic standards and quality of its academic programmes and, through the exercise of this responsibility, ensures that the standards of its awards meet sector wide expectations, are comparable to those of other UK Universities and are delivered in accordance with national qualifications frameworks. As a University, we give the highest priority to the continuous enhancement of the quality of our programmes and to the educational experience provided for our students, affirming these against external measures and principles.

The University's academic policies, procedures and regulations provide the institutional framework through which we manage the standards of our award-bearing provision and enhance the quality of learning opportunities that we offer to our students.

Our academic quality framework aligns with the requirements of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and includes policies aligned with the University's Regulations supported by accompanying guidance, forms and supplementary information.

For the latest news on Academic Quality matters, please click on the 'Latest News' tab at the top of this page.

You can find out information about the University's most recent Higher Education Review (HER) on our dedicated webpages.

 

Values

Our approach to quality is based on the premise that: 

  • strategic oversight of academic standards and academic quality is undertaken at the highest levels of University academic governance.
  • responsibility for quality is a collective concern. Faculties (and their constituent Departments and Schools), together with other staff groups involved in supporting student learning, are responsible for maintaining, enhancing and providing assurance about the standards and quality of provision.    
  • our Academic Quality framework is regularly monitored, reviewed and modified (where appropriate) so as to ensure effective oversight of the University's portfolio of programmes.
  • external examiners are an essential part of the University's quality assurance framework and must be appointed to all approved programmes. In addition external experts are involved in programme approval and departmental review processes and the University engages with external stakeholders on a range of operational and strategic matters.
  • students have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of their learning experience, and are actively informed at appropriate times of matters relevant to their programme.
  • equality and diversity considerations are embedded throughout all aspects of academic quality to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed in their studies.
  • University staff are supported in implementing the framework for Academic Quality, thereby enabling them in turn to support the learning experience of our students.
  • where programmes are delivered in collaboration, we will work closely with our partners to ensure the quality of the learning experience for all Liverpool Hope students.    

 

Quality at Hope

For information about the University’s Committee structures, including committee structures in relation to Academic Quality and Enhancement please click here

Version Control

The ongoing developments of documentation in relation to Academic Quality mean that any printed copy becomes out of date very quickly. Therefore the Handbooks are available and updated on the web only, although of course, viewers are able to print out any elements which they wish straight from the PC. 

Information regarding new policies / handbooks and any changes is disseminated to Faculties.

For the latest updates on changes to the Academic Quality Framework, please click on the Latest News tab at the top of this page.

 

Latest News

KEY MATTERS (see also Senate minutes)

 

March and June 2016

Revised Programme Design & Approval Procedure

Revised Annual Review and Enhancement Procedure

Revised Departmental Review Guidelines

 

June 2015

Revised Collaborative Provision Handbook approved

Revised CPD Handbook approved

New Enhancement Strategy approved 

Common framework for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes approved

Revised regulations for PGT approved

 

March 2015

Revised guidance approved by LTC on the Operation of Staff Student Liaison Committees

Consultation on a revised Collaborative Provision Handbook open (routine updating)

New subject benchmarks for Business and Management; Education Studies; English; Politics and International Relations; Philosophy published 

 

December 2014

Revised Policy on Accreditation of Prior Learning approved by Senate (see separate pages for full details)

Revised Policy on International Exchange and Study Abroad approved by Senate 

 

September 2014

Induction sessions for new staff on Academic Quality 

Draft guidance produced on electronic submission of assessments (LTC September 2014)

Draft policy for Internal Exchange and Study Abroad considered by RT 

 

July 2014

Revised process and templates for the Annual Review and Enhancement of all credit bearing provision approved by Senate. Templates and associated guidance are available from the Faculty Office or via the ARE pages on the website.

Formal partnership established between Liverpool Hope and St Mary's University, Twickenham and Newman University, Birmingham to offer postgraduate research awards.

New on-line application system for admissions to MPhil, EdD and PhD programmes launched.

Work on-going to support preparation for review by the QAA in 2015-16

 

May 2014

Revised templates for External Examiner Reports 2013-14 available from 30 May Revisions to the Annual Monitoring process have been discussed by Rectorate team and will be reviewed by Academic Committee [4 June 2014] 

The revised regulations for Research Degrees have been reviewed by RDSC and were presented to Research Committee [21 May 2014]. They are to be implemented with immediate effect and can be accessed on our Postgraduate Research pages.  The refreshed PGR student handbook has been reviewed by RDSC and was presented to Research Committee on 21 May 2014. It can be accessed on the Information for Current PGR Students page.  

Key Contacts

Mr Chris Leyland

Faculty Executive Officer (Arts and Humanities) 

E: leylanc@hope.ac.uk

 

Mrs Sarah Meir

Faculty Executive Officer (Education)

E: meirs@hope.ac.uk

 

Ms Elaine Pateman-Salt

Faculty Executive Officer (Sciences and Social Science)

E: patemac@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook

University Registrar

E: mclauga@hope.ac.uk

 

Dr Ian Vandewalle

Chair of Academic Committee

E: vandewi@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Derrick Dykins

Head of Committee Secretariat

E: dykinsd@hope.ac.uk

 

 

Key Contacts

Mr Chris Leyland

Faculty Executive Officer (Arts and Humanities) 

E: leylanc@hope.ac.uk

 

Mrs Sarah Meir

Faculty Executive Officer (Education)

E: meirs@hope.ac.uk

 

Ms Elaine Pateman

Faculty Executive Officer (Sciences and Social Science)

E: patemac@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Neil McLaughlin-Cook

University Registrar

E: mclauga@hope.ac.uk

 

Dr Ian Vandewalle

Chair of Academic Committee

E: vandewi@hope.ac.uk

 

Mr Derrick Dykins

Head of Committee Secretariat

E: dykinsd@hope.ac.uk