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Graduating year reviews

Following the conditional approval of any new programme, qualification, major subject or endorsement, the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) requires a Graduating Year Review (GYR). These are usually held within three years of the graduation of the first cohort of students.

The Quality Advancement Unit’s role is to provide administrative and secretarial support in respect of each GYR.


The GYR Handbook (2020) outlines the process in detail including, timeframes, roles and responsibilities and includes tips for completion. 

Self Review Template (2020) is to be completed by the Programme Coordinator. 

A GYR Workshop, facilitated by HEDC, offers guidance to Self-Review Coordinators around preparation for GYRs and the types of evidence required. This Workshop is usually held annually in November.

Annual Programme Reports


Annual Programme Reports (APRs) should be utilised to support the GYR process. For more information about APRs go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/administration/academiccommittees/proformas.html#Graduating_Year_Review__GYR_

2020 GYR Graphic
For more information, or if you have queries about the scheduling of a GYR, please contact Matt Angel in Academic Committees and Services