Collaborative practice, both internally (between Schools and disciplines) and with external providers, can provide invaluable opportunities for the enhancement and enrichment of students’ learning experiences. The development and delivery of collaborative programmes require careful consideration and oversight to ensure that:

  • there is appropriate oversight of academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience
  • the expectations of students are met
  • responsibilities are appropriately allocated

The Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations is in place to provide a framework to enable programme developers and Schools to consider, develop and maintain high quality collaborations in learning and teaching which enhance student learning opportunities.

The scope of the Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations covers international teaching collaborations, UK teaching collaborations and inter- and intra-School teaching collaborations. The scope of the Framework also includes research degrees and student placements and exchanges.

The Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations represents University policy on each of the described areas. It is also supported by certain specific University policies and processes on collaborative taught provision (e.g. for joint, double/multiple or dual awards, student placements and articulation arrangements, see below) and the toolkit for international collaborations provided by the University’s Educational Partnerships Development Unit.

Supporting information for the approval of collaborative programmes - guidance and form

Guidance and form for providing additional supporting information for the approval of collaborative programmes

Guidance , Form

QASC collaborations approval flowchart

submission of documentation for approval by QASC

Guidance

Policy and guidance on undergraduate and taught postgraduate articulation arrangements (international)

Policy and guidance on undergraduate and taught postgraduate articulation arrangements (international)

Guidance , Policy

Code of practice on taught joint, double/multiple or dual qualifications

Regulatory and operational considerations for the development of taught joint, double/multiple or dual awards

Guidance , Policy

Quality framework for teaching collaborations

Quality framework for teaching collaborations

Guidance

Staff audit toolkit for Student placements

Audit Toolkit developed by the Academic Skills Centre to assist staff in their application of, and adherence to, the revised Code with respect to student placements

Form, Guidance

Code of practice on student placements and exchanges

The code of practice on student placements and exchanges is applicable to all types of student placement and study abroad activity, and relates to both taught and research students

Guidance , Policy

Supporting information for the approval of collaborative programmes - pro forma

Supporting information for the approval of collaborative programmes - pro forma

Guidance , Form