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Appendix 46 ANNUAL COLLEGE AND COURSE REVIEW TEMPLATE ACADEMIC SESSION 2010/11

(To be completed with reference to the accompanying guidance notes) Please complete one ACCR for each distinct validated scheme of study (at each centre, if applicable) Section 1 Name of Collaborative Centre: Full title of Validated Scheme: Location of Delivery: Language of Delivery: Mode of Delivery: Full or Part-Time: Admission Requirements for Validated Scheme: Date of Validation: Section 2: Outline the process by which this ACCR was completed Please include a brief outline of the process by which the ACCR was completed, highlighting who wrote the report, who was consulted, how staff views are collated and how they feed into this reporting process and what other material was used in drawing up the report. Section 3: Summary of Institution Strategy and Targets Please provide a brief self reflective overview of the most recent academic session, highlighting areas of good practice and any issues that affected the operation of the programme and identify the strategic issues, changes and targets for your Institution for the forthcoming session.

Section 4: Collaborative Centre Action Plan Please note key issues arising in the review period and denote responsibility for action to be taken. These issues may include features of good practice which require dissemination. Action Where this action arose from (for example External Examiner Report) Previous Years Actions (evidence of how last years actions were completed and by whom) Implementation Persons responsible To be achieved by when? Action taken Evaluation of impact

Forthcoming Years Actions (actions that have come from this academic session and need to be addressed this coming year)

Section 5: Student Intake, Progression and Completion Drawing on statistical data, please provide information and commentary on the following: i ii Student market and recruitment strategies (include details on use of Agents including their names and registered addresses) Patterns in entry qualifications/demography of student intake

Please complete the tables provided in the addendum at the end of this document in order to provide statistical information and commentary on the following iii iv v vi vii Entry qualifications of most recent student intake Recruitment versus targets Student progression/retention/wastage rates Student attainment Student completion and degree outcomes, commenting on range of degree classes and marks

viii Student destinations (e.g. employment/further study) of the previous years graduates Section 6: Quality and Enhancement of Student Learning Opportunities Please provide information and commentary on the following: Quality of Learning and Teaching and any planned initiatives for next session Effectiveness of assessment processes Any changes to the programme (approved at the Joint Board of Studies or by External Examiners/Moderators in advance of implementation) Developments in Learning Support, including ICT and library resources Resources Expenditure

Section 7: Student Feedback Provide commentary on the following: Mechanisms for achieving (and responding to) student feedback Summary of student feedback elicited from questionnaires, staff/student liaison committees etc and details of action taken Feedback obtained from former students and employers (where available).

Section 8: Staffing and Staff Development Please provide a commentary on the following: Overview of any staff changes together with any changes in the staff/student ratio (SSR) Summary of staff development and training initiatives undertaken during the year Summary of general mechanisms available to support staff (appraisal, mentoring, peer review) Summary of staff research and scholarly activity

Section 9: Course Management Provide a commentary on the following: Institution Management and Committee Structures Strategies employed for effective programme management Input of students into decision making processes Any accreditation, statutory and/or regulatory body reports received, including commendations and areas requiring action Any changes to the accreditation/recognition/regulatory status which may affect the ability of Institution to legally operate UW validated schemes

Section 10: Unfair Practice, Complaints and Appeals Provide a summary of and commentary on: Suspected cases of unfair practice and outcomes from Committees of Enquiry Summary of complaints and appeals made, and outcomes Institutional procedures for dealing with student complaints and appeals Implementation of University of Wales verification and appeals procedure

Section 11: Equality and Diversity Provide a commentary on the following: Institutional equality and diversity policies and compliance with statutory frameworks Arrangements for monitoring the implementation of equality and diversity policies Support infrastructure for students with special needs

Evidence of good practice in relation to equality and diversity

Section 12: External Examiner, Moderator (and External Expert*) Reports Provide a summary of issues raised in the reports, highlighting issues to be addressed, action to be taken and areas of good practice to be disseminated. Attach full copies of all reports received during the Academic Session (electronic versions will have been sent) and provide a full response to each specific recommendations made by the External Examiner/ Moderator (/ External Expert*). Section 13: Interaction with the University of Wales Provide a commentary and evaluation of the interaction between the Institution and the University of Wales during the past session, to include: Interaction with Moderator (/External Expert*) Interaction with staff in the Validation Unit/ University of Wales Information provided by the University University procedures and regulations (other than unfair practice, verification and appeals) Issues relating to the Online Library/UW website

Section 14: Supporting Documentation In addition to the Annual College and Course Review and Action Plan, you must also provide (as separate appendices) the following documentation. Please use this section to list the documentation provided in supporting this ACCR submission. Where any of the following documents are not provided please provide a reason. Minutes of Exam Boards (Internal and all University of Wales Exam Boards) Joint Board of Studies CVs of new members of staff External Examiner and Moderator Reports Admission Committees Internal Course Monitoring/Review Committee minutes Faculty Meetings (or equivalent) Staff/Student Liaison Committees Statutory/ Regulatory/Accreditation/Review Bodies (where applicable)

Section 15: Confirmation


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I DECLARE that I have read and understood the accompanying ACCR guidelines and that the information contained in this ACCR is to the best of my knowledge correct. Signed off by ACCR author(s): Signed off by Collaborative Centre Principal/Senior Manager:

Addendum Statistical Information from Section 4. iii Qualifications on entry

Please provide data indicating the highest qualification on entry, for each validated programme using the table and the codes provided below. Please note that you are asked to provide the highest qualification on entry and not necessarily the qualification that is applicable for entry to the programme of study. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. Name of Validated Programme: Code 01 02 03 05 11 12 13 22 29 30 31 39 43 56 92 97 98 99 Type of Qualification Number of Students Higher degree of UK institution Postgraduate diploma or certificate (excluding Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)) Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Postgraduate equivalent qualification not elsewhere specified First degree of United Kingdom institution Graduate of European Union institution Graduate of other overseas institution Other credits from UK Higher Education institution Other courses at Higher Education level Other Higher Education qualification of less than degree standard Foundation Degree 'A' level or equivalent qualification Foundation course at Further Education level Other non-advanced qualification Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL/APL) Other non-UK qualification, level not known Student has no formal qualification Not known

Code 99 'Not known' should not be used as a standard default. Should a student have more than one of the qualifications listed, it is for the institution to decide which is the 'highest'. In cases where it is unclear which qualification is the 'highest', enter the code which is closest to '01'.
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Recruitment versus Targets

Please provide data indicating your Institutions target intake numbers and actual intake numbers, for each validated programme for the last three academic sessions using the table provided below. You are requested to provide data over three academic sessions so that recruitment trends can be monitored. If your validated programme(s) have more than one intake per academic session, please distinguish between them in the table. If your actual intake numbers are greater or less than the target intake, please provide commentary in the space provided below indicating why intake numbers are greater or less than expected and how you plan to address this. Please also note any action points relating to recruitment in Section 15 of this document (Institution Action Plan). Name of validated programme Target Recruitment 2008/09 Actual Recruitment 2008/09 Target Recruitment 2009/10 Actual Recruitment 2009/10 Target Recruitment 2010/11 Actual Recruitment 2010/11

Commentary:

v Wastage Rates (i.e. the number of students who drop out of the programme for reasons other than academic failure) Please provide data relating to wastage rates for each validated programme by completing the table below. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. If your validated programmes have more than one intake per academic session, please distinguish between them by providing data in separate tables. Please only record student drop-out (as opposed to academic failure). If drop-out rates are high, please comment on why this is the case in the table below and what your institution can do to address the situation. If drop-out rates are low, please indicate in the table below why this is the case and explain any initiatives undertaken by the institution which may have contributed. Please also comment on how this years data compares to previous years. Name of Validated Programme: Number of students registered Year 1*: Number of withdrawa ls Year 1: Wastage rate (%) Commentary

Year 2:

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Year 3:

Year 3:

In Total

In Total

N/A

Number of students registered

Number of withdrawa ls

Wastage rate (%)

Commentary

*For taught Masters programmes, please note drop-out rates in Part One (the taught element) and Part Two (the dissertation (or equivalent) stage), as appropriate. v (contd) Progression Rates

Please provide data relating to progression rates for each validated programme by completing the table below. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. If your validated programmes have more than one intake per academic session, please distinguish between them by providing data in separate tables. Please provide a commentary on the progression rate, where appropriate. If progression rates are low, please comment on why you feel this is the case and what your institution can do to address the situation. If progression rates are high, please indicate why you feel this is the case and explain any initiatives undertaken by the institution which may have contributed. Please also comment on how this years data compares to previous years. Name of Validated Programme: Number of students registered Number of students progressin g or completin g level Year 1: Progressio n rate (%) Commentary

Year 1*:

Year 2:

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Number of students registered

Number of students progressin g or completin g level

Progressio n rate (%)

Commentary

Year 3:

Year 3:

*For taught Masters programmes, please record progression from Part One (the taught element) to Part Two (the dissertation (or equivalent) stage).

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Student attainment

Please provide data relating to attainment rates for each validated programme by completing the appropriate tables below. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. If your validated programmes have more than one intake per academic session, please distinguish between them by providing data in separate tables. Please provide commentary on the range and spread of marks, any anomalies, clustering of marks etc in the space provided below each table. Please also comment on how this years data compares to previous years. Undergraduate Programmes Name of Validated Programme: Number of students registered Year 1: Year 2: Year 3: In Total Number of students with an overall average mark over 70% Number of student with an overall average between 60 and 69% Number of Students with an overall average between 50 and 59% Number of Students with an overall average between 40 and 49% Number of Students with an overall average below 40%

Commentary:

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Student attainment

Postgraduate Taught Programmes: Name of Validated Programme: Number of students registered Part One: Part two: In Total Number of students with an overall average mark over 70% Number of student with an overall average between 65 and 69% Number of Students with an overall average between 40 and 64% Number of Students with an overall average below 40%

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Student completion and degree outcomes

Please provide data relating to completion rates and degree outcomes for each validated programme by completing the appropriate tables below. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. If your validated programmes have more than one intake per academic session, please distinguish between them by providing data in separate tables. Please provide commentary on the range and spread of marks, any anomalies etc in the space provided below each table. Please also comment on how this years data compares to previous years. Undergraduate Programmes Name of Validated Programme:

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Number of students presented for final award

Number of students awarded First Class Honours Degrees

Number of student awarded 2.1 Degrees

Number of Students awarded 2.2 Degrees

Number of Students awarded Third Class Honours Degrees

Number of Students awarded a Pass Degree

Number of Students exiting the programm e with an interim award

Other (Students awarded an Aegrotat or General Honours Degree)

Number of students who will be required to re-sit at least one module

Completio n Rate (percentag e of students presented for final award who were awarded a final award)

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Postgraduate Taught Programmes Name of Validated Programme:


Number of students who presented their dissertation (or equivalent) Number of students awarded a Distinction Number of students awarded a pass Number of students who had to represent dissertation (or equivalent) Number of Students exiting the programme with an interim award Completion Rate % (percentage of students presented for final award who were awarded a final award)

Commentary:

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Student destinations (e.g. employment/further study) of the previous years graduates

Please provide data indicating the student destinations (e.g. employment/further study) of the previous years graduates, for each validated programme using the table provided below. If more than one validated programme or pathway is delivered at your institution, please provide the data for each programme or pathway in a separate table. Name of Validated Programme: First Destination Full-time paid work only (including self-employed) Part-time paid work only Voluntary/Unpaid work only Work and further study Further study only Unemployed Not available for employment (e.g. long-term sickness) Other Unknown Number of Students

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