Periodic Reviews

The University of York carries out a Periodic Review of each subject once every six years to evaluate the way in which the department responsible assures the quality of its programmes and maintains the standards of the University’s awards. These reviews provide an opportunity for the University and the department to reflect on the quality of its programmes and identify opportunities to further enhance the learning experience of students.

Each Review is typically held over one full day and is carried out by a Panel of internal and external peers comprising of:

  • two academics from York
  • two external academics (from a similar discipline) from another higher education institution
  • a student representative (from either YUSU or the Graduate Students’ Association).

For more information about the Periodic Reviews check out the University’s website. You can also log in using your York email address and look at past reports and action plans.


How are students involved?

Feedback from students is critical to the process and invaluable with respect to informing the Review Panel about students’ actual experiences and learning opportunities.

Student feedback is sought in the following ways:

  1. Student Submission - all students in the department are invited to complete a short questionnaire to provide anonymous feedback on their programme. YUSU collates this information and produces an independent report which is given to the Review Panel prior to the Review day.
  2. Meetings with students - on the Review day groups of students (both undergraduate and postgraduates) are invited to meet with the Panel to share their experiences of studying in the department.

The Review Panel is interested to hear about the good and the not so good parts of studying in the department. It is important that those who participate feel confident that they can speak freely and honestly; be assured that nothing students say will be quoted in the Report which arises from the Periodic Review and nor will students be identified in any way to the department.

Student feedback is an integral part of the Periodic Review process and the more students that get involved the stronger that voice is.


Who has reviews this year?

Find out below if your department has a review coming up and when you can get involved. 

 

TFTV - Tuesday 13th February, 2018

Department Rep - Daniel Lock, tftvrep@yusu.org

Student Rep Panel Member - Julian Porch, academicofficer@yusu.org

This Review has now happened and the final report and action plan is being drafted. You can access the Student Submission here and if you have any questions please just ask! Thanks to all who contributed to this Review.

 

Law - Friday 11th May, 2018

Department Rep - Aaron Bhalla, lawrep@yusu.org

Student Rep Panel Member - Julian Porch, academicofficer@yusu.org

  • This questionnaire is now closed. You can access the Student Submission here and if you have any questions please just ask! Thanks to all who contributed to this Review.

  • The Review day has been reorganised for Friday 11th May. If you are interested in taking part in the Review by meeting the panel please contact your department.

 

Biology - Thursday 24th May, 2018

Department Rep - Felicity Hunter, biologyrep@yusu.org

Student Rep Panel Member - Julian Porch, academicofficer@yusu.org

The Review day has been reorganised for Thursday 24th May. If you are interested in taking part in the Review by meeting the panel please contact your department.

  • This questionnaire is now closed. You can access the Student Submission here and if you have any questions please just ask! Thanks to all who contributed to this Review.

 

History of Art - Monday 4th June

Department Rep - Lea Marrazzo, historyofartrep@yusu.org

Student Rep Panel Member - Charlotte Chamberlain, president@yorkgsa.org

  • The questionnaire is now open and will run until the 4th May 2018.
  • If you are interested in taking part in the Review by meeting the panel please contact your department.

 

PEP - Autumn 2018

Department Rep - TBC, peprep@yusu.org

Student Rep Panel Member - James Hare, academicofficer@yusu.org

  • The questionnaire is now open and will run until the 4th May 2018.
  • If you are interested in taking part in the Review in the Autumn please contact your department.

 

Your Department not have a review coming up? Not to worry, you can feedback anytime using www.yusu.org/rateyourteaching or by contacting your Academic Reps.