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A strong rationale is required for the addition of any new awards. Where a PDT believes it is necessary to establish a new award type, they must secure Academic Board’s approval as soon as possible after Faculty initial approval has been granted, well in advance of the programme approval event.
There may be instances in which a new programme proposal does not fit within the existing University frameworks, and this section gives details of how to apply for variations. These processes may also be used for existing programmes.
3.1.1 The University’s portfolio of awards is extensive (see University Regulation A1.1) – it covers a range of awards at all levels of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), and it should be possible to locate the majority of new programme proposals within this list. Hence, a strong rationale is required for the addition of any new awards. Where a PDT believes it is necessary to establish a new award type, they must secure Academic Board’s approval as soon as possible after Faculty initial approval has been granted, well in advance of the programme approval event.
3.1.2 The application for the addition of a new award to the University’s portfolio must be approved by the Faculty Academic Enhancement & Standards Committee (this may be done by Chair’s Action) and submitted for University approval to the Academic Enhancement & Standards Committee (AESC), using template T2.2a New Award Proposal. AESC will assess the proposal and make a recommendation to Academic Board on whether or not to approve the new award.
T2.2a New Award Proposal
3.1.3 The submission must provide a clear rationale for the establishment of this new award, referring to: