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The University is mindful of the expectations articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (2018): that effective arrangements must be in place to ensure that the standards of its awards are credible and secure, and the academic experience is of high-quality, irrespective of where or how courses are delivered and who delivers them. This section of the Quality & Standards Handbook covers the procedures for:
The processes for the approval and revalidation of collaborative delivery arrangements are set out in the new programme approval and modification and revalidation chapters of the Quality & Standards Handbook.
Read this chapter if you are interested in any of the following procedures:
Collaborative partnerships full text
The procedures for negotiation, approval and management of collaborative partnerships therefore aim to ensure that:
In the design of its procedures for the approval, monitoring and review of its collaborative partnerships and provision, the University recognises - and seeks to manage - the risks associated with the devolution of responsibilities for managing quality and standards to, or sharing these responsibilities with, a partner. However, while recognising the risks involved, the University also wishes to take advantage of the opportunities and benefits associated with entering into collaborative arrangements, such as widening participation in higher education, securing market advantages, and developing good relationships with other educational establishments, professional bodies, employers, etc, in the UK and internationally.