Periodic review is the university's mechanism for evaluating programmes and subjects holistically at least every five years, taking a view of the quality and standards of the provision, allowing for external and independent confirmation. This secures the confidence of external agencies by providing evidence that the university can self-regulate. Benefits of the process also include enabling new approaches and current practices to be developed and enhanced, and for good practice to be recognised and disseminated.
The review is based on the principle of self-evaluation – in order to get the best out of the process, subject teams need to be explicit about their strengths as well as areas for enhancement. The process is designed to ensure intended characteristics and learning outcomes are valid and being met where appropriate, and standards attained. Periodic review also provides an opportunity for the subject team to think strategically about their programmes and review longer term plans and objectives, whilst considering and reviewing management of the provision to ensure an appropriate student experience.
For further information regarding periodic review, please contact Sophia Goddard.
Find out more about periodic review
The guide to periodic review is the primary tool for colleagues involved in this process. There is also a quick start guide to periodic review available for reference.