Course Board for Guildhall School of Music and Drama Research Degrees
Terms of Reference
- To oversee the quality and standards of the validated research degree provision of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
- To ensure compliance with the University’s requirements for the validation of research degrees as documented in the University’s Research Studies Handbook.
- To receive from the School’s Academic Board proposed programme amendments and special schemes of study for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To consider nominations for external examiners for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Senate.
- To take an overview of research degree recruitment and, in particular, to monitor entry profiles.
- To receive details of staff changes and accompanying CVs with regard to supervisors for the research degrees.
- To receive and consider the Annual Programme Evaluation for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To receive and consider minutes of the Academic Board and/or Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee meetings when research degree provision is considered
- To receive reports arising from any revalidation visit and to oversee the implementation of action/s arising for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To receive reports from the School on any institutional developments that may impact upon the validation relationship including changes in governance and management, relationships with any other institutions and external quality or accreditation review, for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- For one meeting per year, usually held in the Spring Term, to be a meeting between the Chair of Course Board and students on the research degree programme. The agenda for this meeting will allow for discussion and feedback on the latest Annual Programme Evaluation and associated Action Plan.
Composition and Membership
Equality and Diversity statement
City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, under its Public Sector Equality Duties and the Equality Act 2010. This includes promoting equality and diversity for all, irrespective of any protected characteristic, working pattern, family circumstance, socio-economic background, political belief or other irrelevant distinction.
Diverse membership of all committees is expected. Wherever possible membership will consist of at least 30% women and 30% men and representation of other protected groups will be actively considered. Where this has not been met, committees should be able to demonstrate what action has been taken to achieve this target.
|City, University of London representation|
|Chair||Prof Steve Stanton|
|Deputy Chair||Prof Chris Hull|
|UG Programme Director||Dr Alexander Lingas|
|Co-opted member - MMA/DMA Joint Programme Leader||Dr Laudan Nooshin|
|Validated programme representative|
|Head of Research||Dr Cormac Newark|
|Vice Principal & Director of Academic Affairs||Prof Helena Gaunt|
|Academic Registrar & Director of the Student Experience||Katharine Lewis|
|Research & Knowledge Exchange Manager||Geoff Coates|
|Senior Research Coordinator||Esther Fowler|
|Joint programme leader|
|MMA/DMA||Dr Kate Romano|
|EA to the Vice-Principal and the Director of Academic Studies||Katy McNamara|
|Validation and Partnerships Manager||Abi Moran|