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Academic Support

Academic Support is a new department within the Registry and Academic Services division.

The team of eight staff is responsible for:

  • Governance and academic organisation

    Co-ordinates UCL’s network of formal committees; acts as secretariat to the Council (the governing body of UCL) and the Academic Board (UCL’s senior academic authority); services other formal committees; offers guidance to colleagues across UCL on committee servicing and protocols; maintains UCL’s instruments of governance (the Charter, Statutes and Regulations for Management) and the schedule of academic units of UCL established by the Council.

  • Academic quality management and enhancement (QME)

    Organises and provides administrative and secretarial support to UCL's Internal Quality Review (IQR); co-ordinates UCL’s Annual Monitoring process; leads planning and preparations for external reviews of UCL academic quality and standards conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); supports the development, through the UCL committees responsible, of QME policies and procedures; and maintains the UCL Academic Manual which contains these policies and procedures.

  • Research Excellence Framework (REF)

    Supports UCL’s Vice-Provost (Research) in the planning and preparations for REF 2013; manages the REF data collection process; and co-ordinates the preparation by UCL’s academic units of their REF submissions.

  • Research governance

    Maintains and supports the development, through UCL’s Research Governance Committee, of UCL’s research governance framework and co-ordinates and provides administrative support to panels investigating allegations of misconduct in academic research.

  • Senior academic staff appointments

    Co-ordinates recruitment and selection processes for appointments to all chairs (i.e. professorships) and readerships at UCL; administers the Provost’s consultations with staff on the appointment by UCL Council of deans of faculties and heads of academic departments.

Find out who to contact in Academic Support or call 020 7679 8878.

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