Quality and Academic Development team

At Essex, we value the highest academic and professional standards and aim to be internationally recognised for the quality of teaching, learning facilities and educational experience offered to students.

The University must meet external regulations and standards to operate as a Higher Education institution. From ensuring the academic quality of courses and regulating the appointment of External Examiners, to enabling effective opportunities for students to feedback, the Quality and Academic Development team support and enhance activity across a broad range of areas.

Activity First point of contact Contact details
General enquiries Charlie Barrows, QUAD Assistant quad@aessex.ac.uk
Course records
  • Course records and systems (including system developments for courses and modules, course finder, and annual course and module updates – Curriculum Update)
  • Module enrolment systems (eNROL testing and support)
  • Technical report writing and course data (including KIS and fees)
Alex Farncombe, Course Records Officer
Linda Winsor, Course Records Officer
Emily Bewg, Course Records Manager
Staff enquiries: crt@essex.ac.uk
Student enquiries: enrol@essex.ac.uk
Quality assurance and enhancement processes (monitoring and review)
  • Periodic Reviews
  • Annual Review of Courses
  • Student engagement and representation policies
  • External Examiner policy, nominations, and reports
Charlie Barrows, QUAD Assistant
Luke Nash, Quality Officer
Aminah Suhail, QUAD Manager (Cross Faculty)
Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
quad@essex.ac.uk
module.evaluation@essex.ac.uk (for staff enquiries on module evaluation)
external.examiners@essex.ac.uk
Information and policy management
  • Quality assurance and enhancement policy and procedures
  • Academic standards and quality webpages
  • Information management (incl. summary of academic policy decisions, student handbooks)
Charlie Barrows, QUAD Assistant
Luke Nash, Quality Officer
Aminah Suhail, QUAD Manager (Cross Faculty)
quad@essex.ac.uk
Education performance and external quality assessment and regulation
  • Involvement in and response to external reviews and influences, (inc. QAA reviews and TEF)
  • Guidance and support for review of education performance
Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws, Senior QUAD Manager
quad@essex.ac.uk

Committees and groups (Organised by QUAD)

General enquiries: quad@essex.ac.uk

Committee/group Contact details
Faculty Education Committees (FEC) Social Sciences - Hannah Hammond, QUAD Manager
Science and Health - Karen Leeder, QUAD Manager
Arts and Humanities - Kayt Newman, QUAD Manager
Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws
, Senior QUAD Manager
Directors of Education Insights Network Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws
, Senior QUAD Manager

Membership of groups (Organised by other sections of the University)

Committee/group Contact details
Systems Group Emily Bewg, Course Records Manager
Fees Group Emily Bewg, Course Records Manager
HEAR Management Group Liz Laws, Senior QUAD Manager
Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Rules of Assessment Advisory Group Karen Leeder, QUAD Manager
Data Analytics Education Champions Group (DAEC) Karen Leeder, QUAD Manager
Assessment Group Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws
, Senior QUAD Manager

Campus and Professional Service team links

Campus link Contact details
Southend campus Hannah Hammond, QUAD Manager
Loughton campus Kayt Newman, QUAD Manager
Partnerships Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws
, Senior QUAD Manager
Assessment CRT link Linda Winsor, Course Records Officer
Planning and Data Insights Ceri Law, Senior QUAD Manager
Liz Laws
, Senior QUAD Manager
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Contact us
Quality and Academic Development queries
Telephone: 01206 873944
External examiners queries
Telephone: 01206 873944
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Contact us
Course records queries
Telephone: 01206 873944
Student assessment of modules and teaching queries
Telephone: 01206 873944