Postgraduate Education Board

Terms of reference

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

  • Consider the academic strategic direction in conjunction with the FoM PG Education Strategy Committee (PESC) of programmes (current and future). 
  • Consider and give academic approval for the establishment of new programmes and major modifications to existing programmes before they progress to the Programmes Committee. Note: proposals for new programmes or new courses may not be considered for approval by Chair’s action and must be submitted to a scheduled Board meeting. 
  • Consider and give academic approval in conjunction with the FoM PG Education Strategy Committee (PESC), of major 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 approve the terms of reference of sub-committees (such as departmental committees), where appropriate, and to receive regular reports from them.

The Board reports regularly to the Faculty Education Committee in order that it can discharge oversight

Constitution and membership

Membership (Academic year 2023/23)
Name Role
Professor Louise Donnelly Chair of Postgraduate Education Board
Professor Laki Buluwela  Academic Lead for Doctoral Degrees 
Dr Duncan Rogers / Dr Leanne Felkin [NHLI] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Professor Steve Gentleman / Dr Stefano Sandrone* [DBS] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Professor Kate Hardy / Professor Tim Ebbels* [DMDR] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Dr Paras Anand / Dr Brian Robertson* [DID] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Dr Matt Harris / Dr Filippos Filippidis* [SPH] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Professor Dan Elson / Dr Ernesto Yague* [DSC] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Dr Sophie Rutschmann / Dr Tom McKinnon* [DII] Departmental PGT Academic Lead
Celeste Miles/ Fiona Bibby* [DBS, DMDR, DID DII] Departmental Education Manager
Rachel Breen / Jennifer Haley* [NHLI] Departmental Education Manager
Susan McBride / Jo Tite* [SPH] Departmental Education Manager
Alison Cambrey / Melanie Perkins*[DSC] Departmental Education Manager
Alex Bonczoszek Head of Business Development
Trisha Brown Head of the School Secretariat 
Agata Sadza Head of Technology Enhanced Education
Dr Jo Horsburgh / Nikki Boyd Representative of Educational Development Unit (EDU) 
Professor Jeremy Levy  Director AHSC Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO)
Vanessa Powell Director of Education Management
Dr Jeffrey Vernon Faculty Senior Tutor
TBC Assistant Registrar (Quality Assurance and Enhancement)
TBC*** PGT Student Representative
TBC*** PGT Student Representative
Nan Fletcher-Lloyd PGT Student Representative - FoM PGR Academic and Welfare Officer (Student Union)
Yi Yang*** Deputy President (Education) (Student Union)

*A Departmental Academic lead and department administrative lead is required for each meeting and in case of absence, the alternate representative should attend instead.

**The PGT Student Reps are appointed new each year after the FoM SSLC has taken place (usually in Dec).

***The Deputy President (Education) attends the first meeting of the academic year, as PGT student reps are not appointed until after the first FoM SSLC usually in Dec each year.

Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2023/24) Submission deadlines (Academic year 2023/24)
18 October 2023 27 September 2023
06 December 2023 15 November 2023
07 February 2024 17 January 2024
10 April 2024 20 March 2024
05 June 2024 15 May 2024
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.