Involvement in the Operation of Specific Areas of Committee Business

The Secretariat is heavily involved in the coordination and administration of certain areas of committee business which necessitates close working relationships with other service and academic departments and the University’s senior management.

In particular, the Secretariat is responsible for elements of the external examining process; processing applications for professorial titles and other senior academic roles (substantive and visiting); portfolio planning and development, including cooperative and collaborative partnerships; monitoring the quality of research provision; and quality and standards procedures such as annual programme monitoring, periodic subject review and programme validation.