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Quality and Teaching Excellence

Academic Registry

The Quality and Teaching Excellence team provides support to Faculties and Services through the development, approval, delivery, enhancement and review of all academic programmes.  This is underpinned by the University's Framework for Quality and Standards.

Led by the Deputy Academic Registrar, the Quality and Teaching Excellence Team includes c.26 staff and has 4 areas of work:


  • The Approval Team manage all programme and module approvals, including all partnership developments and associated quality assurance; validation / franchise arrangements; dual / joint awards; and distance learning support centres. The Review Team also supports ongoing University review processes and action planning, via Annual Programme Monitoring and Periodic Review.
  • The Review Team supports all changes to programmes and modules -regardless of delivery mode or location in liaison with academic colleagues and other services within the University.  It also support institutional review activities such as Continuous Programme Performance Review (CPPR), Periodic Review (PR) and is involved in portfolio reviews, where required.
  • The Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) Accreditations Team plans and co‐ordinates all accreditation events / activities and accreditation records maintenance. The team also coordinates preparatory work for accreditations, including collating / drafting documentation.
  • The Governance and Enhancement Team supports Academic Board, and the University Education Committee and its sub-committees. The team also maintains and monitors University Regulations (including assessment regulations and External Examiner reports / appointment); student engagement (via pulse module and programme feedback and the NSS); and supports enhancement activity, including the Northumbria University Education Quality Enhancement Fund and our Professional Recognition Scheme.
  • The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes team comprises Principal Lecturers (Learning and Teaching) who provide strategic support and leadership for key areas of work which impact on University quality and standards. See the Academic Registry Senior Team page for further information on team member specialisms and contact details.

Northumbria University is proud to be an accredited Partner of the HEA in 2016/17

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