Changes to taught provision, including suspension or withdrawal of modules or programmes, are a natural result of the University's Quality Framework (which promotes continuous enhancement of taught provision via annual and periodic review) and strategies and planning at all levels of the institution.
The Policy and Guidance on Changes to Taught Provision (including the Withdrawal and Suspension of Programmes and Modules) covers the procedures to be adopted when modifying programme specifications, module specifications or degree regulations and where there are plans to cease or suspend teaching provision. Its objective is to provide effective pathways for making changes that take appropriate account of the need to assure quality and to safeguard the interests of students. The Policy and Guidance takes account of the advice to higher education providers from the Competition & Markets Authority (March 2015) on consumer protection law.
Proposed changes to the taught provision should be summarised in the pro forma for substantive changes to taught provision or the pro forma for the withdrawal or suspension or modules of programmes as appropriate, and submitted to the QAS office, along with the relevant documentation, for consideration but the Quality and Academic Standards Committee.
The University’s Emergency Powers Procedures covers the situation where substantive changes need to be made outwith the normal reporting process.
Pro forma for proposing substantive changes to modules, programmes or regulationsGuidance , Policy, Form
University E-consultation posting process for new taught provision, changes to taught provision and changes to regulations
University E-consultation posting process for new taught provision, changes to taught provision and changes to regulationsGuidance , Policy
Policy and guidance on changes to taught provision (including withdrawal and suspension of programmes and modules)
Policy and guidance on changes to taught provision when modifying programme specifications, module specifications or degree regulations and where there are plans to cease or suspend teaching provisionGuidance , Policy, Form
Pro forma for proposing late (past February deadline) new modules, programmes and substantive changes to modules, programmes or regulations,Guidance , Policy, Form