Student Experience Committee - Terms of Reference and Membership

Terms of Reference

1.  To review and monitor all aspects of the student experience in order to be assured that it meets agreed KPIs.  The consideration will include taught and research students and will encompass the student journey from entry to employment.

2.   In particular the SEC will focus on the stages of the journey set out below and seek assurance that all elements of the journey are focussed on continuous improvement and meeting agreed KPI’s and national benchmarks (reporting to Council, Senate and the Executive as appropriate if such assurance is not achieved):

      a)    recruitment and admissions

      b)    teaching and learning

      c)    research

      d)    the academic portfolio

      e)   student support

      f)     student satisfaction

      g)    student appeals and complaints

      h)    retention and progression

      i)      employment and other outcomes

3.  To consider any other relevant matters referred to the Committee by Council, Senate or other Committees thereof.

4.  To receive reports on internal and external student satisfaction surveys and on cross-institutional external academic reviews (such as QAA Higher Education Review or HEFCE Research Excellence Framework).

5.  To ensure a proactive approach to and effective engagement with equality and diversity across the constituent parts of the University, assuring that this reflects the University’s vision and mission 


Council (8)

Five independent members of Council one of whom to be Chair

Three ex officio internal members
-  A staff member
-  Two student members

Senate (4)

Two ex officio members:
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor
- Dean of Students

Two from appointed/elected membership.

Co-options (2)

Up to two co-opted members

Total 14

Officers in attendance

Dean of Students

Senior Assistant Secretary, Legal and Governance (Secretary)
Others to be determined by the Committee