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Review of Self-Certification Policy & Procedures

This WIHEA Learning Circle undertook a 360-degree evaluation of the self-certification procedure and policy as implemented by different departments across the university. The working group obtained evaluation data on the ‘lived experience’ of the self-certification policy both from our student community and departments. Furthermore, the Learning Circle explored the implications of self-certification for different programme-level assessment strategies.

Through this work, the Learning Circle aimed to:

  • Capture department specific experiences of the self-certification policy and their rationale for their embedded policy
  • Capture the experience of different departments and their students’ use of the self certification policy
  • Share examples of good local practices of the self-certification policy
  • Create a guide to enable department to consider their assessment strategy and make informed decisions on how to best to adopt, where possible, the self-certification policy

It also prepared and presented a guidance document to accompany the Self-certification policy to be presented at the Faculty Education Committees for comment before submission of a report of the findings to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC), and developed a training resource for students on the self-certification policy to be used by the departments as required.

This WIHEA Learning Circle is now closed.

For more information on its activities, contact Andrew Clark ( or Leda Mirbahai (

Members of this Learning Circle included:

  • Andrew Clark (Chemistry; co-chair)
  • Daniel Dauber (Applied Linguistics)
  • James Davidson (Classics)
  • Daniel Franklin (Life Sciences)
  • John Gough (Computer Science)
  • Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy)
  • Andrea Humber (Law)
  • Georgia Kremmyda (Engineering)
  • Ruth Leary (CMPS)
  • David Lees (SMLC)
  • Leda Mirbahai (WMS; co-chair)
  • Daniel Murdock (Chemistry)
  • Martyn Parker (Statistics)
  • Michael Pounds (Physics)
  • Sarah Richardson (History)
  • Chris Rogers (PAIS)
  • Dallal Stevens (Law)
  • Andrew Taylor (WMS)
  • Adrian von Muhlenen (Psychology)
  • David Wood (Mathematics)