The International Collaborations Toolkit supports clear decision-making, in establishing and maintaining international collaborative agreements and activity.

To ensure that all new collaborations are appropriately strategic and high-quality, all staff must refer to and use the appropriate guidance and forms prior to any binding discussion or negotiations with an external partner. Schools should also make contact with the Global Partnerships at an early stage for professional support in the assessment, business planning, and contract negotiation of any agreement.

Collaboration included are:

  • Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)
  • Articulation arrangements
  • Joint, double/multiple or dual degrees
  • Programmes taught overseas (including blended learning and flying faculty models)
  • Joint research degree programmes
  • Professional development (CPD)
  • Service level agreements

Forms and Templates

Guidance Documentation

Stage 1 Proposal Form


Stage 2 Proposal Form: Articulations


Stage 2 Proposal Form: Flying Faculty


Types of Collaboration

Proposal to Approval Flowchart

QASC Collaborations Approval Flowchart

MOU Flowchart 

Articulation Flowchart

Dual / Double Award Flowchart

Principles and Life Cycle of Collaborations


Initial Risk Table

Due Diligence Checklist

Risk Review and Action Template


Risk Management & Due Diligence: Overview

Annual Review Summary Form

Annual Review: Tier 1

Annual Review: Tier 2


Annual Review Flowchart

Mid-year Performance Review Template

Action Plan Template


Monitoring and Review of Collaborations

Renewal Form

Renewal Process (Schools)

Renewing and Terminating Collaborations


Activity not covered in the Toolkit

  • Individual academic or research links
  • Student Exchange agreements
    • For European Exchange Agreements (Erasmus+) or international (Non-EU) Exchange / Study Abroad Agreements
    • Research Collaborations / Knowledge Exchange / commercial activity
    • Agreements with UK partners
  • Other international activity not bound by a formal agreement

Contact Us

Contact Global Partnerships for guidance on the documentation or processes or contact the School International Administrative Lead.

Further Information