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The Academic Quality and Standards Handbook (AQSH) for 2020/21 consists of 15 sections, including an introduction, which detail the University's principles and procedures for approving, monitoring and reviewing its courses, programmes and partnerships.
It is anticipated that the AQSH will be of most benefit to those members of staff with day-to-day involvement in the University's quality assurance and enhancement procedures.
The University is in the process of making all documents within the AQSH fully accessible. If you encounter any accessibility issues with these documents, please contact the Quality Assurance and Enhancement department at: QAE@kingston.ac.uk.
Section A: Academic planning 2020/21 (PDF)
Section B: Managing Higher Education provision with others 2020/21 (PDF)
Section C: Validation of new courses 2020/21 (PDF)
Section D: Internal subject review (ISR) 2020/21 (PDF)
Section E: Internal quality audit 2020/21 (PDF)
Section F: Annual monitoring and enhancement 2020/21 (PDF)
Section G: Changes to fields 2020/21 (PDF)
Section H: Accreditation processes 2020/21 (PDF)
Section I: External examiners 2020/21 (PDF)
Section K: External requirements 2020/21 (PDF)
Section L: Student engagement and feedback 2020/21 (PDF version)
Section M: Research degrees (covers Masters by Research, MPhil and PhD) 2020/21 (PDF)
Section N: Student mobility 2020/21 (PDF)
A series of mini-guides is now available which may be more helpful for members of staff who need to understand a specific area of process but do not require an in-depth knowledge of the information provided in the AQSH. These are: