Membership and meeting dates

The Biology Undergraduate Examinations Committee is responsible for:

  • formulating examinations policy for approval by the Biology BoS
  • developing and up-dating marking guidelines
  • organising the setting of examination papers
  • vetting all examination papers

Current Chair - Dr Louise Jones

Current Secretary - Dr Sangeeta Chawla

Current Membership:

Nia Bryant
Leo Caves
Kanchon Dasmahapatra
Seth Davis
Darren Goffin
Pen Holland
Antje Kuhrs
Frans Maathuis
Peter Nayhew
Peter McGlynn
Patrick Murphy
Michael Plevin
Emma Rand
Michael Schultze
Katie Smith
Pegine Walrad

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

Terms of reference

Remit

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. 

Reporting Structure

Reports to:                        Biology BoS and Biology BoE

Minutes noted by:              Biology Teaching Committee

Membership

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

 

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