Overall purpose:

To provide quality assurance for individual Graduate School courses and strategic oversight of all Graduate School activities.

Terms of Reference:

  • To provide strategic oversight, vision and direction for the development of all Graduate School activities.
  • To be responsible for the quality assurance of individual new and existing Graduate School courses as stipulated in the Graduate School’s course approval and evaluation procedure.
  • To review applications to accredit professional skills course delivered elsewhere and to consider the re-approval of previously accredited courses which are due for review.
  • To receive reports from national and international meetings, workshops, seminars, groups etc. relating to postgraduate education and professional development.
  • To have oversight of Graduate School operational processes ensuring the Graduate School provides excellent service to all its stakeholders.
  • To receive regular reports from the Graduate School’s Emerging Project Groups.
  • To serve as Steering Group for the World Class Research Supervision task and finish groups.
  • To make recommendations to the Graduate School’s Postgraduate Professional Development Committee (PPDC), as appropriate.
  • To ensure the Graduate School provides a range of engaging and inspiring events and to receive reports on the success of events.
  • To consider applications for funding to support departmental cohort building activities.
  • To have oversight of educational research undertaken by the Graduate School and to approve submission of this for publication.
Director of the Graduate School, Chair                                                Professor Yun Xu 
Deputy Director of the Graduate School                                             Professor Laki Buluwela
Deputy Director of the Graduate School (Professional Skills)         Professor Peter Allison
GTA Programme Leader and Head of Pedagogy                           Dr Magdalena Jara
Head of Strategy & Operations, Secretary                                      Mrs Laura Lane
Manager of Graduate School Administration Ms Bethan Ritchie
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