Quality, Standards and Regulations

Swansea University is committed to ensuring the highest standards of learning, teaching, assessment and research for every student, leading to an exceptional student experience and positive student outcomes. Academic Quality Services is instrumental in managing this approach, working closely with Academic Services as a whole and professional services and academic Colleges across the institution to maintain and enhance quality and standards.

Swansea University’s approach to regulations, quality and standards is based upon a range of national and international frameworks including the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, QAA Subject Benchmark Statements Framework for Higher Education QualificationsCredit and Qualifications Framework Wales and positive engagement with a wide range of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. In addition, Academic Quality Services works within the guidelines and requirements of the Competition and Markets Authority, Office of the Independent Adjudicator and Office for Students, whilst working to make information accessible for students and external stakeholders.

Swansea’s regulations, quality and standards Governance Structure is managed through the Academic Standards and Quality Committee and its associated sub-Committees and Boards, including Academic Regulations and Cases Board, Progression and Awards Board, Collaborative Partnerships Board and Programme Approval Committee.

Academic Quality Services also develops and manages a range of electronic and physical publications for students and staff, including:

Academic Guide

Student Handbook Templates

Codes of Practice

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