Governance structure

Escape Studios has a robust tri-partite governance structure comprising a Governing Body, Academic Board, and the Executive Team and their sub-committees. It is through this structure and our policies and procedures, and those of our validating university, that we are run. 

The Governing Body has ultimate accountability for our activities and is formed of the Directors of AAP Education Limited. Escape Studios is the trading name of AAP Education Limited. 

The Academic Board is our academic authority for all academic matters. This includes oversight of academic management, maintenance and enhancement of academic quality and standards, provision of appropriate learning opportunities for students and the encouragement of a thriving community of scholarship, professionalism and research appropriate to our mission, and it has the responsibility of taking suitable measures and action to secure and promote these.

The purpose of the Executive Team is to develop, lead on and implement the mission and our strategic plan. Its responsibilities include leadership, operational planning and management, risk management, financial planning, resource planning and management, managing stakeholder relationships (including industry partners) and legal obligations. The Executive Team works with the Governing Body to set our strategy. 

The Academic Board and Executive Team are supported by sub-committees which each have staff and student representation: 

  • School Boards discuss, monitor and review the strategic direction, management and operations of the School and provide a forum for recommendations for Escape Studios. 

  • The Student Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee oversees the processes, services, policies and procedures which promote and safeguard the welfare and wellbeing of our students, and of children, young people and adults at risk who interact with Escape Studios staff and students. 

  • The Student Voice Forum (SVF) is a forum in which learners and staff can communicate and exchange feedback about all aspects of Escape Studios including the programme, facilities and student welfare. The SVF is made up of staff members and Student Experience Associates and deals with concerns at a local level and also feeds into other committees as appropriate.