For all taught programmes, a Continuous Monitoring and Enhancement (CME) report is written by the programme leader and is considered and approved by the relevant Faculty before being submitted to Academic Quality Support Services. The purpose is to reflect critically on, and evaluate, a range of data sources in order to prompt discussion on in-year and/or future developments and to identify actions which will address any matters arising, ultimately enhancing the provision and the student experience. Heads of Department are responsible for writing annual Departmental Monitoring Reports, which are informed by evaluation of the key themes arising from CME reports and are based on available evidence and data. Deans of Faculty are responsible for writing annual Faculty Executive Summaries; these reports, accompanied by the relevant Departmental Monitoring Reports, are approved at Faculty Boards of Studies and received thereafter at Academic Quality and Enhancement Committee.
Each Head of Department is responsible for preparing a Postgraduate Research Degrees Annual Monitoring Report; this report draws on both qualitative and quantitative data. Each Faculty Senior PGR Tutor then produces a synthesis report in the form of an Executive Summary, which draws together departmental views and analyses Faculty-level quantitative data. Faculty Boards of Studies receive and approve the Departmental and Faculty-level reports, prior to their consideration by Postgraduate sub-Committee.