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4.1 The standard approval process for new collaborative arrangements is set out below. It applies to:
Some variations (e.g. location, documentation requirements, panel membership, etc) apply to other types of collaborative arrangements, and these are set out in section 5 below.
4.2 The approval panel event will normally take place at the partner premises where the proposed programme/s will be delivered (but see 3.4 above). For programmes leading to joint awards, the event may be held either at Brookes or the partner’s premises, as agreed between the parties involved and approved by the APQO - in order to ensure that any issues are shared and resolved, a joint approval event must be held, i.e. both the panel and the programme team must be representative of both partners.
4.3 The panel will be convened by the link QAO, in consultation with the Faculty, and should consist of:
Also see Chapter 2 - 2.4 Programme approval panel
4.4 The following documentation should be prepared by the PDT for the approval panel:
4.5 The agenda for the approval event will be drawn up by the link QAO in consultation with the PDT Chair. It is advisable to hold a pre-meeting at the University between the link QAO, the Panel Chair and the PDT Chair/Liaison Manager (other panel members may be included, as required) about a week before the approval event, to confirm the agenda and identify any additional information required prior to the event. The pre-meeting is particularly advisable where the event is to take place abroad.
4.6 The panel must refer to the programme approval criteria, set out in guidance note G2.3, and satisfy themselves that: