Annual Review


The review and enhancement of provision in academic departments is a continual process carried out through activities such as peer observation of teaching and engagement with student feedback. The Annual Review process provides an opportunity to consolidate and reflect upon the overall success of these activities at a strategic point, when information on student progress and achievement becomes available.

The objectives of the Annual Review process of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research provision are:

  • to create an opportunity for teachers to reflect on the delivery and outcomes of programmes, juxtaposing the views of teachers, students and external specialists in a manner which through year-on-year comparison contributes to improvements in provision;
  • to provide a clear, consistent and timely assessment of programme delivery which enables departments to identify points for action and plan programme developments from a sound knowledge base;
  • to employ a device which is common across the College and which can therefore produce results which may be examined and understood by anyone, from any department;
  • to demonstrate an open and effective engagement with the maintenance of academic standards and with quality assurance and enhancement.


Please click on Chapter 4 of the Academic Quality and Policy Manual for full details on the annual review process for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research provision.

Please click here for forms required for each Annual Review


Deadlines for the submission of documentation to AQPO for the review of 2018-19 taught degree provision:

UG Annual Review: Friday 4 October 2019

PGT Annual Review: Friday 14 February 2020 (to be confirmed)

Deadline for the submission of documentation to the Doctoral School for the review of 2018-19 research degree provision:

PGR Annual Review: Friday 1st November 2019


If you have any queries about the annual review process, please email:



Academic Quality and Policy Manual Chapter 4: Annual Review

 Take a look at this chapter in the College's Academic Quality and Policy Manual, which explains what you need to know about the annual review process.