Terms of reference

Strategic Responsibilities

  • To provide a forum for deliberation on matters of academic policy and the development of taught education* across the Faculty to enable the achievement of the College Strategy.
  • To consider and advise on developments in the educational portfolio of the Faculty.
  • To assess the implications of proposed new policies and procedures (both internal and external) and contribute to QAEC discussion or directly to external bodies.
  • To advise, implement and monitor new policies and procedures (both internal and external) which affect the activities and/or administration of teaching.

* Includes undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes of study and short course provision. The Committee may consider items related to postgraduate research provision, for example the results of the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, if there are not other groups or committees in place to do that within the Faculty/Centre.

 Quality and Standards Responsibilities

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of student issues and to monitor the student experience, for example through consideration of the outcomes of student survey results and staff‐student committees, at all points of delivery.
  • To ensure the effective implementation of the College’s Annual Monitoring process by (i) the receipt and consideration of Department’s Annual Monitoring Reports (AMRs) (ii) the preparation of an annual summary report on issues and emerging themes arising from the Committee’s consideration of the AMRs, for submission to the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) including for any collaborative programmes (iii) the development and ongoing oversight of an action plan to address issues arising through the annual monitoring process.
  • To identify through the annual monitoring, periodic review and other quality assurance mechanisms, good practice and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment and promote its dissemination across the Faculty and elsewhere in the College.
  • To consider on an annual basis College summaries of external examiner reports and identify and monitor actions arising from the reports at Faculty and College level.
  • To consider reports of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB) on undergraduate and postgraduate taught provision and make recommendations for action as appropriate.
  • To recommend to Programmes Committee proposals for and changes to short course provision in accordance with the schedule of delegation.
  • To recommend to Programmes Committee major modifications for existing programmes of study.
  • To recommend to Programmes Committee for approval changes to the threshold and additional entry requirements for existing programmes of study.
  • To have oversight of programme specifications for taught degree programmes and course specifications for short course provision.
  • To have oversight of marking schemes and schemes for award of honours.
  • To oversee departmental arrangements for the consideration of special cases for admission and to have oversight of all special case decisions.
  • To oversee the professional skills development programme for Master’s level students.
  • To approve new student exchange partnerships and the renewal of existing student exchange partnerships and report these to QAEC.
  • Where applicable, receive minutes from the joint management boards for the Faculty’s collaborative programme.
  • To report regularly through summary reports to QAEC.
  • Where appropriate to appoint sub‐committees to carry out the above responsibilities.

 To be quorate a minimum of one third of members need to be present.

The School of Medicine Board and Postgraduate Education Board are sub-committees within the Faculty of Medicine. They have devolved responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate quality assurance and standards respectively. 

Constitution and membership

  • A senior representative for educational leadership for the Faculty as Chair;
  • A College Consul;
  • At least two student representatives;
  • Additional members to be determined by each Faculty

For meetings including consideration of quality and standards matters:

  • At least one representative from the Registry nominated by the Academic Registrar or Director of Academic Quality and Standards;
  • A representative from the Educational Development Unit;
  • Student representation including the ICU Deputy President Education and GSU President or Deputy President;
  • Additionally the Faculty of Medicine Education Committee should include representation from the LKC Medical School

    Membership (Academic year 2018-19)
    Mr Martin Lupton Vice Dean (Education) and Head of Undergraduate Medicine (Chair)
    Dr Sophie Rutschmann Academic Lead for Postgraduate Education
    Dr Jo Harris Deputy Head of the Undergraduate School
    Dr Laki Buluwela Academic Led for Postgraduate Research Programmes
    Dr Jeremy Levy Director of the Clinical Academic Training Office
    Professor Alison McGregor  Director of Undergraduate Science / Departmental Education Lead
    Professor Steve Gentleman Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Jeremy Nicholson Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Sue Smith Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Helen Ward Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Peter Openshaw College Consul
    Dr Naomi Low-Beer Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Representative
    Dr Chris Watkins Faculty Operating Officer
    Mr Richard Viner Faculty Finance Officer
    Ms Susan English Director of Education Management
    Ms Trisha Brown Head of School of Medicine Secretariat
    Mr Gerry Greyling  Head of Business and Educational Development
    Mrs Rebekah Fletcher Lead for Learning and Teaching Strategy
    Mr Chris Harris Head of Programme Management
    Ms Men-Yeut Wong Registry Representative
    Ms Jo Horsburgh  Educational Development Unit Representative
    Ms Nikki Boyd Educational Development Unit Representative
    Mr Alejandro Luy ICU Deputy President Education
    Ms Ute Thiermann GSU President
    * Departmental Representatives are expected to send an alternate when they are unable to attend  
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Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2019/20)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2019/20)
23 September 2019 09 September 2019
09 December 2019 25 November 2019
24 February 2020 10 February 2020
20 April 2019 02 April 2020
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 Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary two weeks prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting. 



Academic year 2017/18
Academic year 2016/17
Academic year 2015/16

*Minutes to be approved at the next meeting.