Regulations & Policies


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors have ultimate legal responsibility for LCCM including compliance with UK company law and all other relevant laws, regulations and codes of practice.  The current membership is:

  • Carl Mackinder (Director)
  • Kate O’Connor (Non-Executive Director)

The academic stem is led by the Academic Board with operational management led by the Senior Management Team.

Academic Governance

1. Academic Board

The Academic Board is responsible for teaching, learning and assessment at LCCM. It ensures the College’s programmes meet academic standards and are monitored and enhanced systematically. The membership is detailed below:

  • Anthony Hamer-Hodges (Chair)
  • Pat Cotton (Programme Leader BMus Music Performance and Production)
  • Austin Milne (Programme Leader for Postgraduate)
  • Oliver Betts (Programme Leader BMus Creative Music Technology)
  • Natalia Swietoslawska (Student Representative)
  • Alexander Makarov (Student Representative)
  • Andres Castellanos (Programme Administration Manager)
  • Catherine Riley (UCA Collaborative Provision Manager)
  • Dimitris Kontodimopoulos (OU Senior Quality and Partnerships Manager)
  • Dr Peter Fribbins (external member)
  • Stewart Harper (external member)

2. Programme Committees

Each Programme Committee is chaired by a Programme Leader and has a membership of academic staff and students. Programme Committees submit annual reports and action plans to the Academic Board.

3. Staff Student Forum/Town Halls

The Staff student forum provides a formal opportunity for staff and students to discuss the continuous enhancement of the College’s programmes.  Forum membership consists of Programme Leaders, elected Student Representatives and the Chair of the Student Committee. In addition, all students and tutors involved with the programme are invited to attend.

Organisational Management

1. Senior Management Team (SMT)

The SMT is responsible for operational delivery against strategic objectives:

  • Anthony Hamer-Hodges (Principal and Chair)
  • Anna Ostakhova (Director of Operations and Financial Control)
  • Andres Castellanos (Programme Administration Manager)
  • Pat Cotton (Programme Leader for Music)
  • Austin Milne (Programme Leader for Postgraduate)
  • JD Donovan (Creative Industries Liaison)

2. Student Committee

The Student Committee is the representative body for all higher education students at the College. The Committee consists of elected student members and is responsible for helping to monitor and enhance the student experience at LCCM including academic and extra-curricula matters, and social activities.

External Examiners

All programmes have a dedicated External Examiner to ensure consistency of assessment across the sector.  LCCM’s current EE’s are:

Ralph Salmins

  • BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production
  • Cert HE Music Performance
  • Cert HE Creative Music Practice

Dr Milan Todorovic

  • BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

Dr David Mathew

  • BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing
Quality Assurance

LCCM is committed to having the highest academic quality standards throughout its programmes. Academic standards at LCCM are overseen and reviewed by a range of external bodies and internal processes that enable the enhancement of the overall academic experience for the students

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

LCCM has undergone a HER (AP) review in 2017 for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full here

Our action plan following our HER (AP) in November 2016 is available in full here

Full aspects on the college’s approach to quality assurance can be found in our Academic Governance & Quality Assurance Handbook

Awarding Bodies

LCCM is currently an associate college of the University for the Creative Arts and currently delivering and recruiting for courses validated by UCA. The college also is also currently teaching out programmes validated by The Open University (OU).

Through Annual Institution Reviews and Programme evaluation exercises required by our partners we inform future strategic enhancement, short-term action plans and medium-term objectives to continually improve the student experience at LCCM.

Advance HE

LCCM has joined AdvanceHE, the official membership body for higher education providers who are committed to maintaining high standards and innovating best practice. Membership will allow the college to gain sector-wide recognition of our teaching experience and the ability to reflect on and improve our teaching practices.

Accreditations

We have the following other designations and licenses:

  • Department for Education (DfE). LCCM is a registered learning provider with the UKPRN: 10066551
  • TEF Provisional LCCM has opted into the TEF and received a Provisional award.
Widening Access and Participation

LCCM is committed to offering its creative degrees to the widest possible audience and welcomes applications from all people who can demonstrate a serious interest in creative expression and the clear capacity for intellectual, artistic and professional development.

Please see our full Widening Access and Participation policy.

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