If you are unable to find items you believe should be available below, please contact a member of AQU. 



Academic Tutoring - See Personal Academic Tutoring Policy
Admissions Policy

Amendments to Modules and Courses:
Table of guidance
Amendments to Approved Courses form
Amendments to Approved Modules form

Annual Evaluation process and report templates
Annual Operational Checklist for Collaborative Provision - updated August 2017
Articulation Arrangements - approval, monitoring and review
Assessment Policy
Assessment (Inclusive) - Policy and Procedures on Inclusive Assessment 
Award Map Templates - See Programme Spec Templates


CEAIG - Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Collaborative Academic Arrangements Policy 
Course closure, suspension and substantial change - procedure, forms and flowchart (New February 2017)
Course Closure, Suspension and Major Change Policy (New April 2017)
Course Handbook Guidance - updated April 2017

Course Management Committees (CMCs) and Course Reps (formerly StARs):
Course Management Committees and Course Rep Policy - updated December 2017
Course Rep Elections Guidance for University Staff - updated September 2017
Instructions for allocating and adding StARs to SOLE - to be updated in light of the change to Course Reps
Academic Representative's role (includes information on both the Course Rep and Institute Rep roles) - updated December 2017

Course Planning - Ten steps to planning an outstanding course
Course Scrutiny Group forms - See Approvals Process page
Curriculum Design Policy 
CV Template for UW and Partner Staff


Disabled Students - Disability Informed Assessment: Staff information 
Diversity and Equality policies, schemes and action plans (for race, disability, gender)


EDD - Guidance for the Evaluative Development Document for Periodic Review
EDD - Guidance for the Evaluative Development Document for Combined Partnership and Periodic Review - awaiting update
Election and/or selection of Student Academic Representatives (StARs)

Ethics Policy -  new July 2017

External Examiner's information - all templates and forms (updated February 2017)

Flexible and distributed learning - Quality Standards
Flexible and distributed learning - list of courses
Foundation Degrees - Principles and guidance for design of courses
Foundation Degrees - Progression to Top Up degrees


Grade Descriptors Level 4 - 6 Undergraduate
Grade Descriptors Level 7 (Masters)
Grade Descriptors Level 8


HND/FD Awards and BA/BSc (Hons) Programmes: Policy statement on relationship between awards
HNC/D awards - Guidance for mapping new UW awards to Pearson BTEC HN awards


Inclusive Assessment and Reasonable Adjustment Policy 
Inclusive Assessment guidance for staff - published October 2017

Institute Learning and Teaching Committee Terms of Reference
Institute Quality Committee Terms of Reference
IQC Secretaries' role
Integrated Masters Design Specification
Intent to Approve (ITA) form - see Appendix 5 of Approvals Process
International Mobility Policies for Students and Staff - new October 2016


Learning outcomes - guide to writing, principles for course design
Learning, and Teaching Strategy
Link Tutor Guidance Pack


Mapping course/programme learning outcomes to modules/exit awards - guidance (added July 2016)
Mapping learning outcomes to modules - see Guidance documents here

Marketing and Publicity Materials - Policy for Partners
Masters Degree Characteristics - QAA guidance on writing Masters courses
Memoranda of Understanding
Module Codes - guidance on allocation of codes and changing codes

Module Evaluation - Guidance for Use and Dissemination of Results (added July 2016)
Module Evaluation Policy (Student Evaluation of Modules) (updated July 2016)
Module Evaluation Questionnaire (updated July 2016)
Module Evaluation Response Form (updated July 2016)       

Module Outline guidance (updated May 2017)
Module Specification Template - See Appendix 9 of Approvals Process



Optional Modules - form for Removal of (New from November 2016)


Partner Institutions - list of partners
Partner Institutions - AQU webpages
Partnership Approval Process
Partnership Review Guidance
Partnership and Periodic Review Combined Process Guidance
Preliminary Enquiries Form for Collaborative Partnerships

Personal Development Planning (PDP) - see Quality-related Policies

Personal Academic Tutoring Policy - updated April 2017
Peer Supported Review of Teaching - see Policy and Regulatory Frameworks page
Periodic Review Guidance

Placement and Work-based Learning:

Policies can be found on the Policy and Regulatory Framework page
Postgraduate Regulatory Framework - See Taught Courses Regulatory Framework

Programme Specifications - for current courses
Programme Specification - templates
Programme Specification - Guidance for mapping course/programme level learning outcomes to modules and to exit awards

Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs)


QAA - Foundation Degree Characteristics
QAA - Masters Degree Characteristics

Quality Standards: Flexible and Distributed Learning


Recognition Agreement Review Report
Recognition Memorandum Template      

Referencing Policy - added July 2016

Registered Lecturers and Administrators information page  
Registered Lecturers for UW Collaborative Academic Provision (Policy for the Approval of ...)    
Registered Lecturer Application Form
Registered Administrator/HE Manager Application Form

RPL - Recognition of Prior Learning - guidance and documents

Resource Lists - Expectations and Guidelines (replaces Reading Resources Strategy)


School Direct Course Approval Process and Management of Quality Assurance
Strategic Planning and Quality Review Meeting Process
Student Exchanges - Principles and outline approach to management


Talis Aspire guidance for new/amended module specifications - new for January 2016
Taught Courses Regulatory Framework - new from 2015/16
Teaching and Learning hours- QAA guidance on providing information to students
Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy
Turnitin® Policy - updated Feb 2017


Undergraduate Courses - Guidance for Design of - Updated August 2017
Undergraduate Regulatory Framework - see Taught Courses Regulatory Framework       

Uploading Course Handbooks to SOLE pages

UW Quality Assurance and Enhancement Framework


VLE Baseline Standards 


Work-based and Placement Learning - the Policy on the Management of Placement and Work-based Learning and supporting documents are now available under P