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Academic Governance & Regulations

This page contains information about the following:

Academic Council and its three major subcommittees:

Education Committee, University Standards Committee, Graduate Research Studies Board

The management of the first three of these committees is the responsibility of Margaret Irwin-Bannon and Valerie Cooke, Administrative Assistant.  The management of the Graduate Research Studies Board is the responsibility of Margaret Irwin-Bannon and Gráinne Curran.

University Schedule of Meetings 2015/16
University Schedule of Meetings 2016/17

Terms of reference of Academic Council and its three major subcommittees.

Validation and Accreditation of Programmes

The management of these processes is the responsibility of Margaret Irwin-Bannon and Valerie Cooke, Administrative Assistant.

Please refer to the following two documents:

Approval Form for Revised Academic Offerings: Faculties and Education Committee

This form is available here.

External Examiners for Taught Programmes/Modules

External examiners for taught programmes/modules: regulations and guidelines

EE-1 Nomination/Appointment of External Examiner (Taught Programmes) Form

EE-2 Changes to Duties of External Examiner (Taught Programmes/Modules) Form

Submit Examiner's Report at

Examiner's Travel Expense Claim Form

Appeals 

All documentation relating to the appeals process for students on taught programmes is available on the Examination Appeals page.

The documentation relating to the appeals process for research students is below:

Disciplinary Appeals Committee

Information about this process is available here.

Chairpersons of Programme Boards

The Register of Chairpersons of Programme Boards 2016/17 is maintained by Valerie Cooke, Administrative Assistant. 

Information on Periodic Programme Review:

Information for Staff provided by Student Support and Development