Quality Assurance

COVID-19 and Hybrid Working Update

The Academy’s Board of Examiners, Board of Studies and Curriculum Board will meet synchronously online in keeping with the University’s hybrid working practices.

Participants from the PGCAP, PGDAP and MA AP are invited to meet online with the External Examiner for these programmes, Dr Ruth Windscheffel.

Please contact theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a meeting with the External Examiner.

Please note: The Academy’s Board of Examiners presides over the academic development programmes offered by the Academy and cannot provide advice on decisions made by Exam Boards in other subject areas. If you wish to appeal a decision made by a Board of Examiners, please contact the appropriate person in your subject area.

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners meetings are held biannually in October and May. The cut off dates of 1 September and 1 April for submission of assessments are six weeks prior to the Board of Examiners meeting to allow for marking, moderation and examination.

Programme participants are invited to contact the Academy Administration Office (theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk) to arrange to speak with the External Examiner prior to the Board of Examiners meeting.

The Academy’s External Examiner for the PGCAP, PGDAP, and MA AP is Dr Ruth Windscheffel who is from the City University of London.

The Chair of the Academy Board of Examiners is Dr Sue Bolt.

The Secretary of the Academy Board of Examiners is Ms Claire Hough.

The dates for Board of Examiners meetings for 2021-22 are:

  • 21 October 2021
  • 19 May 2022

The Academy Board of Studies

The Academy’s Board of Studies meets four times per annum. It enables us to monitor and evaluate our programmes and the student experience. We value contributions to the Board of Studies meetings from our student representatives from the PGCAP, PGDAP, and MA AP. Programme participants are encouraged to liaise with the Student Reps to provide their feedback to the Board. Those interested in becoming Student Reps are encouraged to discuss opportunities for doing so with the Programme or Module Leads or contact theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk

The Chair of the Academy Board of Studies is Dr Sue Bolt.

The Secretary of the Academy Board of Studies is Ms Claire Hough.

The dates for Board of Studies meetings for 2021-22 are:

  • 16 September 2021
  • 11 November 2021
  • 7 April 2022
  • 9 June 2022

The Academy Curriculum Board

The Academy Curriculum Board meets four times per annum. It enables us to plan, design and approve our programmes in collaboration with participants.

Programme participants are invited to express their interest in participating in the Academy Curriculum Board by contacting the Academy Administration Office (theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk) or the Programme or Module Leads. One or two colleagues will be selected from each programme to represent their peers who are registered on the programmes. Members of the Academy Curriculum Board are expected to serve on the Board for the full academic year. Membership is revised annually.

Decisions made by Academy Curriculum Board are approved through the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences School Scrutiny Panel.

The Chair of the Academy Curriculum Board is Dr Sue Bolt.

The Secretary of the Academy Curriculum Board is Ms Claire Hough.

The dates for Curriculum Board meetings for 2021-22 are:

  • 16 September 2021
  • 28 January 2022
  • 24 March 2022
  • 16 June 2022

Periodic Review

The Academy’s credit bearing programmes are undergoing Periodic Review in 2021-22. In due course participants will be invited to provide feedback and engage in the review process. The Periodic Review Panel meeting is scheduled for 31 March 2022.

Explore our offer

The Academic Development team have created an interactive guide to support you in navigating the breadth of opportunites on offer. Visit the Developing Your Teaching page for more information.