Postgraduate Education Board

Terms of reference

The specific responsibilities of each Board (for its remitted area) are to:

  • Consider the strategic direction of programmes (current and future).
  • Consider and give strategic approval for the establishment of new programmes and major modifications to existing programmes before they progress to the Programmes Committee.
  • Consider and approve minor modifications to the curriculum content, structure, organisation, assessment and learning resources for relevant programmes
  • Propose modifications to entry requirements to the Faculty Education Committee.
  • Monitor the overall quality of provision, receiving reports from SOLE, the masters programme SSLGs, FoM SSLC, and national surveys (NSS, PTES, PRES), and identifying appropriate action in response.
  • Discuss and disseminate information and good practice.
  • Retrospectively evaluate interventions in programmes.
  • To monitor the fair and consistent implementation of the policies, procedures and processes, with particular reference to health and safety, equal opportunities and widening participation.
  • To monitor the quality of student support.
  • To receive reports of student accidents and incidents and to recommend appropriate action as necessary.
  • To approve the terms of reference of sub-committees (such as departmental committees), where appropriate, and to receive regular reports from them.

 The Boards report regularly to the Faculty Education Committee in order that it can discharge oversight.

Constitution and membership

Membership (Academic year 2018/19)
Dr Sophie Rutschmann Academic Lead for Masters Education
Professor Laki Buluwela  Academic Lead for Doctoral Degrees 
Dr Duncan Rogers [NHLI] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Dr Michael McGarvey [DoM] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Professor Paul Aylin / Dr Christine Franey [SPH] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Professor Dan Elson [DSC] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Ms Eleanor Tucker [NHLI] Departmental Education Manager
Ms Anita Stubbs [DoM] Departmental Education Manager
Ms Hayley Atkinson [SPH] Departmental Education Manager
Ms Alison Cambrey [S&C] Departmental Education Manager
Professor Sue Smith  Director, Medical Education Research Unit 
Professor Nigel Gooderham (co-opted) Assistant Provost (Academic Promotions)
Dr Jeffrey Vernon Senior Teaching Fellow, Postgraduate Education
Ms Trisha Brown Head of School of Medicine Secretariat
Miss Susan English  Director of Education Management 
Mr Gerry Greyling Head of Business and Educational Development
Mrs Michele Foot  Learning Resources Manager 
Ms Lisa Carrier Head of Technology Enhanced Education 
Professor Jeremy Levy  Director AHSC Clinical Academic Training Office 
Ms Jo Horsburgh Representative of EDU 
Ms Men-Yeut Wong Registry representative 
Professor Sue Gibson  Director of the Graduate School 
Dr Anwar Sayed  GSU Academic & Welfare Officer 

Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2019/20)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2019/20)
23 October 2019 02 October 2019
27 November 2019 06 November 2019
22 January 2020 07 January 2020
26 February 2020 05 February 2020
01 April 2020 11 March 2020
03 June 2020 13 May 2020
Summary of the table's contents

 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 2018/19


Academic year 2017/18