Access and Participation Scrutiny Committee
The Access and Participation Scrutiny Committee monitors the University’s progress against its Access and Participation Plan targets, reviewing evaluation and referring areas of persistent underperformance to Academic Board and/or the University Executive Team for remedial action.
The Committee’s main responsibilities are to:
(a) Develop and monitor the University’s Access and Participation Plans.
(b) Lead on institutional engagement, consultation and communication related to the development, and review of the University’s access and participation plans.
(c) Monitor progress against the targets included in the APP for each phase of the student journey; identifying new and reviewing existing issues to inform the development of activities and targets to address those issues.
(d) Develop and maintain an evaluation framework for the projects in the APP, ensuring that monitoring is fit for purpose, appropriate and proportionate to the activity being evaluated, referring any ethical approval or concerns to the ethics committee.
(e) Maintain an institutional APP risk register and action plan to manage risk and initiate recovery plans.
(f) Review information to applicants and students to ensure that it is compliant under the CMA, and that the interests of the students are protected.
The chair of the committee is Tracey Lancaster, Deputy Vice Chancellor Resources.
The secretary is Angela Schumann.