Academic Registry Question Time 

Academic Registry Question Time is a series of informal staff development sessions, which started in the academic year 2008-2009. The sessions take place at the rate of one or two per term, over a lunchtime, and address a topic that is pertinent to academic staff at the particular time of the academic year. Each is based around Cardiff Met's regulations and procedures, but we focus on practice and operational issues.

Target Audience. These sessions will be particularly useful for new members of staff as well as existing members of staff who are starting as programme directors or module leaders. However, all staff are most welcome to attend.

Format. Each session has a presentation by Academic Registry members of staff, but the intention is that this forms the basis for informal questions and discussions with the participants. We expect these to be along the lines of “How do I…?” or “Who can help me with…?". We focus on how to get things done, rather than copious references to and quoting from the Academic Handbook (essential though it is).

Facilitator: Academic Registry.  Please see our structure chart for who's who and where they fit into the Academic Registry.

Future events

Earlier sessions

Wednesday 9th February 2011: How do I change one of my programmes or modules?


Thursday 27th January 2011: Collaborative partners' briefing

Wednesday 15th September 2010:
Being a Programme Director: what do I do?

Wednesday 5th May 2010: Chairing an examining board: the annual regulatory refresher.

Thursday 29th April 2010: The role of the Academic Registry, and unfair practice

Wednesday 10th February 2010:
Programmes and modules for online selection: why should I bother?

Friday 29th January 2010: Collaborative partners' briefing. 

Wednesday 9th September 2009: Annual programme review: how does EAP work this year?

[Note: the session was repeated on 10th and 29th September; and 12th October. More information is available on the Evaluation of Academic Programme(s) page.]

Thursday 7th May 2009: Chairing an examining board: a regulatory refresher.

Wednesday 18th March 2009: Getting things right for the examining board: what needs to happen?

Wednesday 28th January 2009: What stops a student’s mark getting to the examining board?

Thursday 27th November 2008: Handing in student work to the School Registry Office: what could possibly go wrong?