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Quality Gateway

Our approach

York St John University is an autonomous institution that is committed to ensuring that its programmes meet internal and external academic and professional standards.

While these processes and standards are often upheld by internal staff and collaborative partners, students also have an integral role in our quality assurance and enhancement procedures and mechanisms.

Structures, Roles and Responsibilities

The University expects all members of staff and partners to share responsibility for academic standards and the quality of the learning experience provided at the point of delivery.  

Central Services with Particular Responsibilities


  • Policies and regulations, approval, monitoring and review procedures
  • Support for the Quality and Standards Committee 
  • Procedures relating to assessment and awards
  • Support for the Progress and Award Examination Panel

Learning and Teaching Team

  • Support colleagues across a range of curriculum design and development themes
  • Lead formal academic development
  • Offer recognition as HEA Fellows
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Student Services

  • Student Engagement
  • Policies and procedures relating to student support


The Academic Board is ultimately responsible for the standards of awards made in the University’s name and quality of the learning opportunities provided. Its responsibilities are delegated to a number of sub-committees. School committees provide a direct line of communication and accountability.

Quality and Standard Committee


The Quality and Standards Committee is responsible for the quality of programmes and standard of awards for all taught provision.

Committee Organisers

Academic Quality Support organises this committee and can be contacted at E:

Learning and Teaching Committee


The Learning and Teaching Committee is responsible for the University's strategy on learning, teaching, enhancement and the quality of the student experience.

Committee Organisers

The Executive Support Office organises this committee and can be contacted at E:

Progress and Award Examination Panel


Within the powers delegated by Academic Board, to ensure that assessment procedures are properly conducted and to undertake the final approval of progression decisions and the classification of awards based on the recommendations of School Assessment Boards (SABs).

Committee Organisers

Registry Assessment organises this committee and can be contacted at E:

Research Committee


The Research Committee is responsible for advising on research policy in the University and the monitoring and support of research activity.

Committee Organisers

The Research Office organises this committee and can be contacted at E:  

Reference Points

The standards of awards and quality of learning opportunities are managed with reference to internal and external frameworks:

Internal Reference Points

External Reference Points

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