Current Chair - Dr Louise Jones
Current Secretary - Dr Sangeeta Chawla
Meeting dates 2017-2018
Spring module board meeting, Friday 1 March 2018
Summer module board meeting, Friday 16 June 2018
Final Board of Examiners meeting, Wednesday 21 June 2018
Minutes Policy Meetings:
Minutes of Ratification Panel meetings are only available to members of the Board
The Biology Undergraduate Examinations Committee is responsible for (a) formulating examinations policy, for approval by the Biology BoS, (b) organising the setting of examination papers (c) developing and up-dating marking guidelines for examinations, (d) vetting all examination papers.
Reports to: Biology BoS and Biology BoE
Minutes noted by: Biology Teaching Committee
Fifteen members of staff with combined expertise covering the whole width of biology, as taught in the Department. Within the membership there is a Chair and a Secretary.
Meetings and Business
The Committee meets a minimum of five times a year, the main business for each meeting being as follows.
September. Joint meeting with TC; this is an open meeting to which all academic members of the BoS are invited. The main aim is to review all matters relating to assessment (as raised, for example, in external examiners’ reports or in the final-year feedback) so that recommendations may be made to the October BoS meeting and changes updated in VLE and web pages.
November. Vetting examination questions set for January CAP examinations.
February. Vetting examination questions set for Summer CAP examinations.
In addition to these formal meetings, They also ensure that all exam-related information is maintained on the Departmental web-site and, where appropriate, in written documentation.
Examinations Committee takes account of equality of opportunity in its work.
Minutes of the joint Examinations Committee/TC meeting, and other ad hoc policy meetings of the Examinations Committee, are available within the Department of Biology.
These Terms of Reference were agreed by Examinations Committee on 3 October 2007 and are subject to modification in the light of experience.
Updated October 2016