The University Committee for Quality and Standards is constituted as one of the Committees of Senate, and reports directly to the Senate, which is 'the governing body and executive body responsible for the academic work and standards of the University, both in teaching and in research, and for the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of the students of the University' (HWU Charter, Clause 9 (1)).

The purpose of the University Committee for Quality and Standards is to be responsible, on behalf of the Senate, for all aspects of academic quality assurance: progressing or engaging with institutional policy development; monitoring and review; oversight of the Quality Assurance Framework.

Chair: Professor Fiona Waldron, School of Textiles and Design - Head of School 
Clerk: Helen Crosby-Knox, Quality Assurance Manager

The Agendas and Minutes from the current and previous academic year for the University Committee for Quality and Standards can be found within the UCQS SharePoint site.

UCQS meeting dates
UCQS meeting date Deadline for receipt of papers
26 September 2018 13 September 2018
12 December 2018 3 December 2018
30 January 2019 21 January 2019
20 March 2019 11 March 2019
19 June 2019 10 June 2019