Student members taking part in committee meetings

Influencing the overall direction of University policy

Committees and sub-committees make up an important part of the University’s governance structure, and it is at these committee meetings that formal decisions about the International Programmes are made. Members of these committees come from the International Academy and our Lead Colleges, the wider higher education sector, and the student body. Committees review current policies and practices of the University, and consider proposals for modification and change.

Most of our committees and sub-committees feature student members who enjoy full membership status and voting rights. Student membership of committees normally lasts one academic year, and is renewable for up to a maximum of two years.

Papers and minutes from most committee meetings are published on our website, making them available not just to committee members but to all International Programmes’ students and other stakeholders. You can find these in our governance section.

The application and appointment process for student members of committees takes place every July and August. All committee meetings are held in central London. The University pays for the travel expenses of its student members. To ensure that these costs, which are paid for from your tuition fees, are managed carefully we welcome applications from students who live a commutable distance from London and able to travel to London in a convenient and cost-effective way.

Find out more about the challenges and rewards associated with being a student member by reading this Q&A article with some of student members from 2014-15.

Read reflections by student members of our committees on the Official Student Blog.

Committees and Sub-Committees with student members

Name What it does Student members Reports to
Board of the University of London International Academy (BULIA) Considers, approves and keeps under review the strategic plan for the University of London International Academy, monitoring performance against planned operational targets. 1 Collegiate Council
University of London International Academy Academic Committee (ULIAAC) Determines the overall academic policy for the International Programmes.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Sub-Committee (LTAS) Develops and reviews policies and procedures relating to learning, teaching and assessment in the context of the needs of students and good practice in higher education.
Quality Assurance and Student Lifecycle  sub-committee (QASL) Reports on matters which impact on the student lifecycle and quality of the student experience including recruitment, admissions, registration, payments, communication, academic guidance and examinations.
Systems and Technologies Sub-Committee (STSC) Makes recommendations and advises on the ways that technology impacts the student experience, including the learning environment and education resources.
Inclusive Practice Panel (IPP) Monitors, reviews and recommends amendments to policies and procedures relating to potential and current students with disabilities and/or other specific access requirements, ensuring that students with disabilities are not disadvantaged.
Laws Programme Board Considers academic direction, development, management and review of the Undergraduate Laws Programme including strategies for teaching and learning. 1 ULIAAC
Teaching, Learning and Environment (TLE) Panel, Laws Programme Board Considers and recommends policy in relation to developing the teaching and learning environment of the Undergraduate Laws Programme including materials development (print and online), library provision, tutor support and operation of short courses.
Laws Programme Board
Student Voice Group (SVG) Sounding board for student engagement initiatives at the International Programmes. Provides feedback on matters referred to it by other programmes. Membership comprises all the student members listed above, a full member of the QASL, representatives of the University's Student Affairs Team, and any co-opted student members. This year, there is one co-opted student member. 14 QASL

Committee meeting dates 2016-2017

Visit the Committee meeting dates web page to view the list of forthcoming meetings.