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Academic Support

Academic Support

The Academic Support service works with academic staff, applies policy, and uses relevant systems and processes for programme management. It supports effective and co‐ordinated programme activities – ranging from induction, programme handbooks, fieldwork arrangements, assessment board planning and management, and liaison with external examiners. An important area of work is support for collaborative ventures partners in the day to day running of programmes and assessment. The Graduate School, which provides support for all postgraduate research programmes, is also a key part of Academic Support.

 

Led by the four Faculty Registrars, the Academic Support team includes c.63 members of staff and has 3 main areas of work:

Academic Support Team

The Academic Support team comprises 44 members of staff located in each of the University's four Faculties. They work with academic staff, apply policy, and use relevant systems and processes for programme management. They also support effective programme activities for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, and are involved throughout the student lifecycle. The team is involved in:

  • 'Start of year activities’ such as induction planning and the preparation of programme handbooks
  • Assessment planning and results management, including support for assessment and moderation boards
  • General support for academic staff within each Faculty

Collaborative Ventures Team

Collaborative Ventures provide comprehensive on-course support and quality overview for a range of international and UK partners and programmes. These programmes can be delivered via Franchise, Distance Delivery (Fly-in-Faculty) or Validated. The team’s primary activities are supporting new intakes, confirming invoicing details (based on contractual agreements) and working with the Partner Coordinators to progress and maintain student records through all stages of the student journey. These activities are aligned to Faculty provisions of related programmes and therefore require strong ties to Faculty Heads of International, Directors of Collaborative Ventures and Academic Departments. The team also maintain strong links to the Approvals and Review team during any partnership developments such are new programmes validation or re-validations. A major aspect of the team’s function is to maintain positive, professional interactions with our overseas partners through regular email and video conference communication.  

For more information on the approval and review of partner programmes see the Approvals and Review Team page 

Prospective partners can find information on the Partnerships Site or contact the Head of International Development within the Faculty:

Arts, Design and Social Sciences: Craig Moore

Business and Law: Dr Mark Brewer

Engineering and Environment: Helen Manns

Health and Life Sciences: Ruth Crabtree

See here for a list of current Northumbria University Partners

 

The Graduate School

The Graduate School has oversight of postgraduate research degrees, and in collaboration with Faculties and other Service Departments, supports postgraduate research students. At Northumbria University we aim to offer all postgraduate research degree students the maximum opportunity to succeed in their chosen research topic. This is supported by a dedicated team of academic and professional support staff based in each Faculty and Department as well as University Service Departments.

If you are a current student or member of staff you can find information on the Intranet Site

Information for prospective students can be found in the Research pages

You can find further information on the Graduate School Webpage 

 

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