Teaching Quality Assurance Manual (TQA Manual)

The Teaching Quality Assurance Manual (TQA Manual) is a resource for staff and students containing the processes which underpin the quality of learning and teaching at the University of Exeter.

The Ordinances of the University are made by Council to amplify the meaning of the Statutes which sit above them. The Codes of Practice and Procedures in the TQA Manual contain principles and standards designed to control or govern conduct, or provide direction at a more detailed level than Ordinances.

Procedures and frameworks require Colleges and Partner Institutions to follow specific processes approved by the University.

Codes of Good Practice set a minimum standard, it is expected that they should be observed unless the College concerned can demonstrate processes that exceed the criteria detailed in the Codes.

Guidance and advice is commended to users to assist in the enhancement of the student learning experience.

The TQA Manual is maintained by Quality Review with the authority of Council. This Manual is not a static printed document; it is subject to change as policies are revised or guidance is updated. The TQA Manual is reviewed each summer and re-issued and date-stamped for the following academic year to ensure that staff and students can be confident that all information contained in it is current.

For a list of changes to policies and procedures as approved at both Taught Programme and Graduate Research Faculty Boards in 2013/14 please see Summary of Faculty Board Outcomes 2013-14.

A list of acronyms has been drawn up to assist you. Please direct any queries or corrections to FacultyOffice@exeter.ac.uk

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Assessment, Progression and Awarding Handbook for Taught Programmes


Document relating to the assessment, progression and awarding of taught programmes

For Codes and Procedures that cover Taught Programmes for 2014-15, please continue to the 'Assessment, Progression and Awarding Handbook for Taught Programmes '‌


Credit and Qualifications Framework

Document relating to the structure for all modules and programmes leading to of taught awards and Professional Doctorates


Programme/Module Approval Handbook

Document relating to the approval and amendment of Taught programmes


Full contents

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Quality Review Framework

Documents specifically relating to the Quality Review Framework.


External Examiners Information

 Documents useful for External Examiners.


Taught Programmes - Student Information

Documents useful for students studying Taught Programmes.


Taught Programmes - Staff Information

Documents useful for staff involved with Taught Programmes.


Academic Partnerships Handbook

Document relating to new and existing partnerships.


Postgraduate Research - Student Information

Documents useful for Postgraduate Research students.


Postgraduate Research - Staff Information

Documents useful for staff involved with Postgraduate Research provision.