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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:

  • Professor Philip Wilson (Chair)
  • Arkady Etingen
  • Vacant 
  • Kate O’Connor
  • Dr Simon Jones - Principal & 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:

  • Dr Simon Jones (Chair)
  • Pat Cotton (Programme Leader BMus Music Performance and Production)
  • Anthony Hamer-Hodges (Programme Leader BA Music Industry Management)
  • Martin Bewick (Programme Leader BA Creative and Professional Writing)
  • Austin Milne (Programme Leader MA Creative Entrepreneurship)
  • Oliver Betts (Programme Leader BA Creative Music Technology
  • Florian Bel (Lead Student Representative)
  • Andres Castellanos (Programme Administration Manager)
  • Donna Wright (OU Quality 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

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:

  • Dr Simon Jones (Principal and Chair)
  • Anna Ostakhova (Director of Operations and Financial Control)
  • Andres Castellanos (Programme Administration Manager)
  • Pat Cotton (BMus Programme Leader)
  • Anthony Hamer-Hodges (Programme Leader Academic - Music Industry Management)

In attendance:

  • Ian Price (Marketing)
  • Ali Salman (Recruitment)

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

Prof. Venu Dhupa

  • MA Creative Entrepreneurship

Dr Milan Todorovic

  • BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

Dr David Mathew

  • BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing
Quality Assurance

Elements of these procedures are currently under review. Review will be completed by 02/09/2019.

LCCM undertakes an annual review process which comprises 3 elements:

  • Institutional Overview
  • Annual Programme Evaluation
  • Annual Organisational Monitoring

These elements inform future strategic enhancement, short-term action plans and medium term objectives to continually improve the student experience at LCCM. Institutional Overview and Annual Programme Evaluation then form the College’s onward submission to The Open University and Falmouth University.

Academic standards at LCCM are overseen and reviewed by a range of external bodies:

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

LCCM has undergone a HER (AP) review 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

The Open University (OU) is the validating body for all our following courses:

  • BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Production
  • BA (Hons) Music Industry Management
  • Cert HE Music Performance
  • Cert HE Creative Music Practice
  • BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
  • MA Creative Entrepreneurship
  • MMus in Music Performance
  • MMus in Music Production
  • PG Diploma in Music Performance
  • PG Diploma in Music Production
  • PG Certificate in Music Performance
  • PG Certificate in Music Production
  • Music Development Programme



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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