We work with a wide range of partners, including employers, organisations, and educational institutions, in the UK and overseas.
Such collaborations allow our students to gain valuable experience in a work environment or study in an institution overseas. Details of formal arrangements with partner institutions are recorded on the collaborative provision register that is updated by the Quality and Standards Team.
We take a risk-based approach to managing our collaborative arrangements ensuring we remain compliant with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, in particular, Chapter B10: Managing Higher Education Provision with Others.
All prospective partners – from placement providers to educational institutions delivering our programmes – are evaluated thoroughly according to the level of risk involved. This is reflected in our Collaborative Provision Policy Framework where the processes for approving and monitoring an arrangement are dependent on the kind of collaboration we are considering.
Definitions of collaborative activities and their associated risks vary from institution to institution. Our taxonomy of collaborative arrangements outline the appropriate governance and monitoring arrangements and the risk associated for each broad category.
As the types of collaborative provision vary in scale, complexity and risk, there will be a number of academic and professional service staff involved in developing a collaborative provision proposal.
More complex proposals require a considerable commitment of time and effort, with overseas collaborations needing significant input and support from the International Office.
For more information, please contact:
Quality and Standards Team