Quality evaluation and enhancement
Refer to the University of London International Programmes website for its policies and procedures in quality assurance: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/quality/index.shtml
Parity of award standards
- Every programme of study is developed and approved by a Lead College, or Consortia, to the same standards and requirements as would be applied in the Lead College(s);
- Learning materials are written and examinations are set and marked by academic staff employed or chosen by the Lead Colleges, who are required to apply the University's academic standards.
Review and evaluation mechanisms
Procedures are in place to assure the quality of the programme development, delivery, management, systematic monitoring and ongoing review and enhancement of all University of London International Programmes. Enhancements are made as necessary to ensure that systems remain effective and rigorous.
- Annual programme reports are prepared in order to enhance individual programmes and to plan ahead;
- Periodic programme reviews are conducted on a 4-6 year cycle to review how a programme has developed over time and ensure that it remains current and up-to-date;
- Annual External and Intercollegiate Examiner reports are prepared by independent External and Intercollegiate Examiners to confirm that a programme has been assessed properly and meets the appropriate academic standards;
- Comprehensive student information statistics are reviewed annually and feed into all systematic reporting within the University of London International Academy.
Student feedback mechanisms
- Annual Student Experience Surveys collect programme level feedback according to the student lifecycle and the stages reached by students in their learning. In addition some Lead Colleges schedule their own course-level surveys;
- The Virtual Learning Environment offered by the EMFSS programmes provides the opportunity for informal feedback and discussion;
- University of London International Academy committees and sub-committees include student membership where appropriate. Some programmes recruit their own student representatives at the programme level.
- The LSE Study Weekend for EMFSS programmes hosted by the LSE in London is an important channel for feedback from students
The Committee Zone on the University of London International Programmes website provides further information on the University of London International Academy governance structure, including Terms of Reference, Agendas and Papers.
Agendas and Papers and can be accessed via: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/quality/comte_zone/index.shtml
This Programme Specification is presented in support of our commitment to the nationally agreed reference points for assuring the quality and standards of higher education, known as the Academic Infrastructure.