About us

Within the Education and Student Experience Division, the Academic Quality and Policy Office (AQPO) is responsible for a broad range of activities around academic quality assurance and enhancement, educational regulatory and policy development and student engagement, building on good practice and informed by the wider HE sector. AQPO aim to provide a professional and expert service for all staff, for the benefit of the University’s students by:  

The University regards quality assurance and quality enhancement as two aspects of the same process and practices an explicitly academic-led quality management and enhancement approach reflecting the centrality of active engagement by the academic community, which includes students, in all our processes.  

The AQPO is led by a senior team consisting of the Director of Education Quality and Policy and the Academic Quality Managers, who are responsible for specific areas, although all members of AQPO work together to support the University’s quality agenda.

The three main areas of work are: