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Guidance, policies and strategies for periodic review

All published guidance material relating to periodic review (available throughout this section of the site) is presented together here, in process order. All forms, templates and proformas| for periodic review are provided separately. Contact Louise Salmon| for further information. 

General guidance|
Roles and responsibilities of those involved in periodic review|
Student involvement in periodic review|
Writing the Self-Evaluation Document (SED)|

General guidance

Go to the periodic review| homepage for an overview of the periodic review process and how this is managed and implemented within the university.

Scheduling and grouping provision for periodic review|
This document outlines factors taken into account when planning when reviews will take place, and how programmes are grouped together.

Schedule of periodic reviews|
Schedule of events for the periodic review cycle.

Guide to periodic review|
The information in this guide will assist participants in periodic review to maintain a transparent agenda. It covers the initial preparations for periodic review, preparing the documentation, the review event itself and what happens afterwards.

Self-Evaluation Document (SED) template|
This document should be used to inform the writing of the SED. It outlines the structure, and what should be included in each section.

Briefing statement for review chairs and servicing officers|
Provides a briefing statement for review chairs and servicing officers on their roles and responsibilities in preparing for periodic review, at the preliminary meeting, during the event itself, and afterwards.

Guidance for periodic review panel members|
Provides guidance for all panel members on their roles and responsibilities in periodic review, outlining the aims, purpose and process of review. Includes specific guidance for external panel members.

Guidance for student panel members|
Provides guidance for all student panel members on their roles and responsibilities in periodic review, outlining the aims, purpose and process of review.

Providing administrative support for periodic reviews|
Details the administrative tasks for faculties to support periodic review. Includes checklists, sample programmes and suggested text.

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Roles and responsibilities of those involved in periodic review

Go to the roles and responsibilities| section for an overview of the involvement of individuals in periodic review including: the subject contact/team; those providing administrative support; panel members; and students.

Providing administrative support for periodic reviews|
Details the administrative tasks for faculties to support periodic review. Includes checklists, sample programmes and suggested text.

Guidance for periodic review panel members|
Provides guidance for all panel members on their roles and responsibilities in periodic review, outlining the aims, purpose and process of review. Includes specific guidance for external panel members and student representatives.

Briefing statement for review chairs and servicing officers|
Provides a briefing statement for review chairs and servicing officers on their roles and responsibilities in preparing for periodic review, at the preliminary meeting, during the event itself, and afterwards.

Student involvement in periodic review

Go to the student input| section for an outline of the role students’ play in the various stages of periodic review. Contact Sophie Solomon| for guidance in relation to student involvement in preparing for periodic review, and Louise Salmon| for information about their involvement at the review event.

Questions that can be used for student focus groups|
An example of the questions that can be used for the student focus groups which gather the views of a cross-section of students from across the subject.

Providing administrative support for periodic reviews|
Details the administrative tasks for faculties to support periodic review. Includes checklists, sample programmes and suggested text.

Guidance for periodic review panel members|
Provides guidance for all panel members on their roles and responsibilities in periodic review, outlining the aims, purpose and process of review. Includes specific guidance for external panel members.

Guidance for student panel members|
Provides guidance for all student panel members on their roles and responsibilities in periodic review, outlining the aims, purpose and process of review.

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Writing the Self-Evaluation Document (SED)

Go to the writing the Self-Evaluation Document (SED)| section for information useful in the production of the SED, along with some general principles to self-evaluation.

Self-Evaluation Document (SED) template|
This document should be used to inform the writing of the SED. It outlines the structure, and what should be included in each section. Current approaches to completing the SED along with some examples of good practice|, are also available.

Equality prompts list for periodic review| and guidance
Equality guidance – Equality in the curriculum| | Liberation, equality, and diversity in the curriculum|This information assists teams developing proposed programmes of study to promote equality and prevent unlawful discrimination or harassment in curriculum design. It should also be used by teams undergoing periodic review. Further information and support is available from the Head of Equality and Diversity|.

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