Be part of our Validation and Periodic Programme Reviews

Academic colleagues are invited to express an interest in becoming a panel member or chair for our Validation and Periodic Programme Reviews.

These roles are key to ensuring that new and existing LJMU provision meets nationally defined standards, complies with the university's own regulations and provides an appropriate quality of learning opportunities for students.

Being a chair/panel member provides a valuable staff development opportunity; you will gain insight into how programmes operate across the university/our partner institutions in a variety of different disciplines to your own.

The process provides opportunities to learn from and contribute to teaching, learning and assessment discussions with peers in a supportive and collegiate framework. 


Up to month before the event, you will receive electronically a package of documentation with a request to read and provide feedback via a standard template (normally due one week prior to the event). 

On the day of the event, you will attend a series of meetings with the programme team, senior managers in the school/partner and students. Meetings are normally via Microsoft Teams, unless an on-campus event has been agreed (and this will be confirmed in advance).

The panel has the authority to approve (or re-approve) the programme(s). The chair is responsible for providing the outcome to the programme team in the final meeting, based on the decisions made collectively by the panel. 

Chairs for collaborative panels must have previous experience of either the role of chair or university panel rep on collaborative or internal events.   

Each panel will comprise:

Chair (normally a senior member of academic staff - eg faculty PVC, director of school, subject leader)

University panel representative (an academic member of staff)

External panel representative (subject specialist from another university)

Student panel representative

Event Officer (from Academic Registry)

How to get involved

We have in excess of 60 panels to fill this year covering all faculties and a wide range of our collaborative partners. 

If you are interested in becoming a panel member/chair – or would like more information, please email Helen Summers, Academic Quality and Standards Team Leader.


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