Deliberative Meetings

UK Quality Code

Within this section, staff and students should refer to the Expectation(s) given below taken from the UK Quality Code. For additional guidance, reference should be given to the Indicators within the stated Chapter(s) of the UK Quality Code.

Expectation (Chapter B5)

‘Higher education providers take deliberate steps to engage all students, individually and collectively, as partners in the assurance and enhancement of their educational experience’.

Indicator(s) can be found in:

Part B, assuring and enhancing academic quality Chapter B5: Student engagement

Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF)

To ensure effective student representation and consultation, the Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF) convenes once a term to formally consider and action college-wide issues.  It also provides a forum through which we can fully consult and engage with students with regards to the development of key strategic and management initiatives.  Our Senior Management and Leadership Team (SMLT) and Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) can refer items to the SSCF if they determine that college-wide student consultation and engagement is required prior to exercising their decision-making powers.  The minutes of the SSCF are formally considered and actioned by the SMLT and QAEC.  It is anticipated that some issues raised within the SSCF will be actioned and resolved without the need for formal consideration and action by a committee.

Terms of Reference

The SSCF is responsible for providing a forum through which we consult and engage with students with regards to, inter alia:

  • Effectiveness of the student representative drop-in sessions
  • College-wide issues relevant to the student body
  • The development of key strategic and management initiatives (including those referred to the SSCF by the Senior Management and Leadership Team (SMLT) or the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC))

The SSCF minutes are received by:

  • Senior Management and Leadership Team (for consideration and action)
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (for consideration and action)
  • Course Committees (for consideration and action)
  • Academic Committee (for information)

Membership

  • Director of the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) (Chair)
  • Quality Executive (Secretary)
  • Deputy Academic Principal
  • Head of Quality
  • Deputy Director of the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS)
  • All Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) Advisors
  • Student Staff Liaison Manager
  • Student Guild Manager
  • All Student Council student representatives

 

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