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Operational Learning and Teaching Committee (OLTC)

(Formerly, prior to November 2017, Executive Learning and Teaching Committee)


Purpose of the Committee:

To oversee the operation of the following policies and processes: the introduction of new taught programmes of study and programme modification and withdrawal; the Periodic Review of taught programmes; the academic regulatory framework for taught students; the guidelines for collaborative activity; to consider minutes, reports and recommendations from a number of the University Learning and Teaching Committee sub-committees and sub-groups. In all these areas to identify developmental issues and recommend potential changes and enhancement to policy to the Learning and Teaching Committee. To review, at least annually, the work of the LTC sub-committees and sub-groups, ensuring that reporting lines  remain appropriate and efficient

Reports To:

Learning and Teaching Committee

Committees and Groups that report to this Committee:

CLIPP and School Learning and Teaching Committees, and any relevant sub-groups
Collaborative Provision Strategy Group (CPSG)
Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC)
Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC)
Strategic Timetabling and Learning Spaces Group
Student Representation Group

Related Committees and Groups

Graduate School Management Committee, which has oversight of the policies and processes listed above as they apply to research degree programmes.

Membership and Terms of Reference:

You can find a full list of members in the Membership List document below:

You can find more detailed information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below:

Chair and Secretary

  Name Email
 Chair  Professor Ruth Ayres  [email protected]
 Secretary  Sarah Davies  [email protected]



This Committee meets four times in each academic year.

Dates for 2019/20

This Committee is due to meet on the following dates:

 Date Time Room
 08 October 2019  10:00-12:00  Council Room
 11 February 2020  11:00-13:00  Council Room
 21 April 2020  10:00-12:00  Council Room
 02 June 2020  10:00-12:00  G8

News and Updates

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The committee produces a summary of matters arising and actions instead of formal minutes. Please click here for the latest summaries.

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