Annual Programme Review
All programmes at the University of Bristol should go through an Annual Programme Review (APR), which is one of the central tenets of the University's quality assurance and enhancement framework. A summary diagram [pdf] shows how APR relates to this framework. Features of the APR process are:
- Each year a school should gather feedback on its taught and research programmes from students, staff and external examiners. Any reflections or reports on individual units should also be taken into account, together with statistical information such as student progression rates, proportions of degrees awarded by classification, etc. All these elements should then be discussed at a school meeting and a summary report written using the relevant template (see below) - the APR. This report should outline the positive features of the programme(s) and any actions to be taken.
- APR reports should be sent to the Education Support Unit (at firstname.lastname@example.org), who will ensure that the FQET and Faculty Office also receive a copy.
- The deadline for submission of the reports is 31st January.
- APR reports are considered by the relevant FQET during its interactions with the school. They should also be used to inform the production of a self-evaluation document for School Review.
- When a school, faculty or FQET feel that a more in-depth review of a programme or group of programmes is required, the Programme Review Group is convened on an ad-hoc basis.
Please also see additional guidance, which can be used to aid reflection on issues specific to: joint honours programmes
and the review of inter-disciplinary units that are not connected to a programme
APR Report Templates
If you have any queries about the APR process please email email@example.com or contact the Education Support Unit.