2.6 Suspension and Withdrawal of Study Schemes

1. Proposals to suspend schemes will only be considered after full consultation within the relevant institute. The normal expectation is that schemes will be suspended for one year only. Proposals to suspend schemes will be considered by ADPC, and Institutes should submit Schemapp7 form to AQRO.

2. Proposals to withdraw schemes will only be considered after full consultation within the relevant Institute. The normal expectation is that schemes will be phased out over a period to allow the University to meet commitments to registered students. Exceptionally, where urgent restructuring is necessary, the University will make every effort to secure places elsewhere for students already in the University who wish to complete the scheme of study they were admitted to. Where an undergraduate scheme is withdrawn part way through an admissions cycle the normal UCAS conventions will operate for those who have applied for entry to the scheme. Proposals to withdraw study schemes will be considered by ADPC and should be submitted to AQRO by completing Schemapp7.

3. Sections A1 and B of the Schemapp7 form should be completed for all schemes to be withdrawn or suspended. For Welsh Medium schemes, Institutes should also complete Section A2 in consultation with the Institute Director of Welsh Language and Culture, who will be responsible for consulting with the Welsh Medium Development Group before the institute’s proposal is submitted to ADPC.

4. Institutes should bear in mind that ADPC will scrutinise proposals to withdraw or suspend schemes and the implications of these decisions in light of CMA guidance on Consumer Law.