University Committee for Quality and Standards

The University Committee for Quality and Standards (UCQS) is responsible, on behalf of the Senate, for all aspects of academic quality assurance including:

  • progressing or engaging with institutional policy development;
  • monitoring and review; and
  • oversight of the Quality Assurance Framework.

Further information on the Committee is provided in its:

Associated Committees

The Studies Committee carries out work on behalf of and reports to the University Committee for Quality and Standards.  The Studies Committee has a fundamental role in assuring the academic standards of the University’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study.

Agendas and Minutes

The Agendas and Minutes of the University Committee for Quality and Standards, from the current and previous academic years, can be obtained from the Committee Clerk (details below) or, if you are a Heriot-Watt University staff member, from the University Committee for Quality and Standards SharePoint site.

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates for the University Committee for Quality and Standards are set at least one year in advance and can be found in the “related documents” section below.

Key Contacts

Chair: Professor Fiona Waldron, School of Textiles and Design - Head of School 
Clerk: David Meighan, Quality Enhancement Officer, Academic Registry


Key information

David Meighan