Academic Quality and Standards Handbook 2021/22

The Academic Quality and Standards Handbook (AQSH) for 2021/22 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.

If you would like to request copies of the documents listed on this page or have queries regarding the Academic Quality and Standards Handbook, please get in touch with the Quality Assurance and Enhancement (QAE) team.

AQSH content 2021/22

Introduction: Guidance notes

Section A: Academic planning

Section B: Managing Higher Education provision with others

Section B: Managing Higher Education provision with others 2021/22 (PDF)

Forms and templates

Guidance notes

Section C: Validation of new courses

Section D: Kingston continuous enhancement process (KCEP+)

Section E: Internal quality audit

Section F: Annual monitoring and enhancement

Section G: Changes to courses and modules

Section H: Accreditation processes

Section I: External examiners

Section J: Professional, statutory and regulatory body accreditation or recognition (PSRB)

Section K: External requirements

Section K: External requirements 2021/22 (PDF)

Section L: Student voice

Section M: Research degrees (covers Masters by Research, MPhil and PhD)

Section N: Student mobility

Section N: Student mobility 2021/22 (PDF)

Forms and templates

Policies and regulations