Course monitoring and review

Staffordshire University's course monitoring processes provide the opportunity to reflect on the learning opportunities provided to students, the academic standards achieved and the continued currency of the provision.

Course monitoring represents a key element of the University's approach to quality enhancement; facilitating the dissemination of good practice and ensuring prompt action is taken to address any areas requiring improvement.

Taught Course Continuous Monitoring


  1. Continuous Monitoring Policy 


  1. Continuous Monitoring Procedure 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Continuous Course Monitoring Departmental Report Template (under review)
  2. Continuous Course Monitoring School Evaluation Template (under review

Research Degree Annual Monitoring

Annual Monitoring provides Schools with the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of their research degree provision.  The process allows Schools to consider ways to enhance their provision and provides an effective mechanism for identifying areas of opportunity and potential risk.


  1. Research Degree Annual Monitoring Guidelines 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Research Degree Annual Monitoring School Report Template 

Periodic Review - Taught Courses

At Staffordshire University all academic Departments’ award bearing provision is subject to periodic review normally once every six years unless risk indicators determine that a shorter review period would be beneficial. Reviews are normally undertaken by Department, however where a Department comprises a number of discrete subject areas, further periodic review sub-groups may be agreed by Quality and Enhancement Committee (QEC).


  1. Periodic Review of Taught Provision Policy 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Self Evaluation Document (Template for Periodic Review) - internal only
  2. External Panel Member Selection Criteria - internal only
  3. External Academic Panel Member Nomination Form - internal only
  4. External Employer Panel Member Nomination Form - internal only 
  5. Initial Comments form Review Panel Member

Periodic Review of Research Degree Provision

This procedure outlines the process by which Staffordshire University’s research degrees are reviewed at institutional and School level by a Review Panel comprising members internal and external to the University.


  1. Research Degree Periodic Review Policy and Procedure 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Self Evaluation Document for Research Degree Periodic Review 
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021