Programme Development, Approval & Review Team

The Portfolio Development, Approval and Review Team specialises in programme and portfolio development, and the approval and ongoing management and quality assurance of all programmes of study, ensuring the University can offer students an innovative, market-driven portfolio of programmes with quality of learning, teaching and student experience assured.

Jenny Hann

Jenny Hann : Academic Quality Development  Officer: Programme Design, Development, Approval and Review

Contact Details: 01792 (29) 4698

Areas of Responsibility: Programme Design, Development, Approval and Review

About Me:

Jenny trained as an industrial designer in Wolverhampton and Birmingham Polytechnic, and then worked in industry in the Midlands before commencing her academic career. Starting in Coventry University (then Polytechnic) in 1989 as a Lecturer in Industrial Design, Jenny worked her way through the system, becoming Head of Industrial Design which includes the world renowned automotive and transport design programmes. In 2005 Jenny worked briefly at De Montfort University and then Sheffield Hallam University for three years before commencing a role as Head of Department of Design and then Head of School of Design, Engineering, Fashion and Technology at the University of Wales, Newport. When Newport merged with the University of Glamorgan in 2013, Jenny decided on a change of direction and went to work in College HE at Weston College where she led on HER and TEF as Assistant Director of HE: Curriculum and Quality. Jenny is committed to quality and has a passion for programme development. This has formed the mainstay of her career since 1989. Jenny is a QAA Quality and Standards Reviewer, TEF assessor for the OfS and participated in the Subject TEF pilot as a member of the Arts Panel. As a designer, Jenny enjoys problem solving and working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Tom Hennessy

Tom Hennessy: Academic Quality Engagement Officer – Programme Design, Development, Approval and Review

Contact Details: 01792 (29) 5579

Areas of Responsibility: Programme Design, Development Approval and Review, Systems design and development and College Engagement Officer for the Swansea University Medical School and College of Arts and Humanities. 

About Me:

Tom has been with Swansea University since 2015, initially as a Student Information Officer at MyUniHub. A growing interest in data, systems and business analysis led to a 6 month secondment to Academic Quality Services in the summer of 2018, with a focus on reviewing and improving the office’s management information capacity. As an Academic Quality Enhancement Officer, he is also responsible for supporting the development of new programmes and for the enhancement of the University’s curriculum as a whole. Tom is working with the Head of Academic Quality Services to support the University’s Programme Management Board more effectively, and is the College Engagement officer for the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Swansea University Medical School.

James Bennett

James Bennett: Academic Quality Engagement Officer – Programme Design, Development, Approval and Review

Key Responsibilities: Programme Design, Development, Approval and Review, Support for Committees and Boards, Quality Reviews, College Engagement Officer for The College of Human and Health Sciences and The College, Swansea University.

Contact Details: 01792 (60) 6759

About Me:

James first joined the University as an Assessment and Awards Assistant within Student Academic Services in 2017. Having previously worked as an English Teacher, James joined Academic Quality Services in May 2018 in the role of Academic Quality Enhancement Assistant and now works primarily within the Programmes and Operations Teams, supporting both the Programme Approval Committee and Programme Management Board. James is also directly involved in the co-ordination of the Quality Review process and in maintaining up-to-date, centralised records of the University’s Professional Accreditations. James received both his MA (English Literary Studies) and PGCE from Durham University and his particular areas of pedagogical interest include: Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Student Self-Efficacy and Growth Mindset.


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