AQSS

This section of our website provides information on Academic Quality and Standards Service, and the people to contact regarding these areas.

This section of our website provides information on Academic Quality and Standards Service, and the people to contact regarding these areas.

Academic Quality and Standards Service provides administrative procedures, through which the University's academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning are ensured.

The remit of the Academic Quality and Standards Service is to operationalise the administrative procedures through which the University's academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning are ensured. The main activities include programme approval, annual monitoring and periodic review of programmes, Boards of Examiners and the appointment of External Examiners. We support one main Committee of Academic Board - the Academic Standards Committee. Our support for students also includes helping those who wish to Appeal against decisions of Boards of Examiners. We also manage mitigating circumstances, and complaints from students in particular areas including those referred on to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

Click here to see our Quality and Standards page. 

Our Staff

  • Katie Akerman - Director of Quality and Standards, taking a strategic role in the leadership and management of quality and standards, including collaborative activity;
  • Robert Herniman - Quality and Standards Manager, taking a senior role in supporting the management of quality and standards, including collaborative activity, as well as managing Boards of Examiners and acting as Quality Officer for the Institute of Education and the Institute of Sport;
  • Chris Dingle - Quality & Standards Manager – Academic Partnerships, is the lead on all collaborative arrangements (ie FECs, including IoWC), lead quality officer for Early Childhood, Social Work and Social Care.
  • Margaret Guise - Senior Administrator, with responsibility for Academic Standards Committee (ASC) and lead quality officer for English, Creative writing, Music and Media, Theatre, Dance, History and Art
  • Sophie Butler  - Senior Administrator, is lead for the ASC Scrutiny Group, lead quality officer for the University of Chichester Business School, Psychology and Counselling, and Theology; and provides support for mitigating circumstances; updates for intranet, web and moodle.
  • Rachael Clausen - part-time Senior Administrator, with responsibility for the mitigating circumstances process;
  • Armineh Pogosian, Administrator – 0.5 fte, is lead on the external examining system, and the Collaborative Programmes Forum
  • Mandy Williams - part-time Administrator, with responsibility for supporting the Director, and for administrative arrangements within AQSS.