Section 7 - Development and Approval Process

In accordance with the requirements of the ‘UK Quality Code for Higher Education – Partnerships’, the University conducts proportionate due diligence in developing and approving collaborative projects. These procedures are tailored according to the nature of the collaborative project and the level of risk inherent to it. Please refer to the timescale for development detailed in Quality Chapter - Section 8 Timescales for Development as a guide as to how much time you should allocate for these processes.

The University’s Development and Approval Process for Collaborative Partnership activities consists of the following three stages. Each stage has a clear end point triggering the start of the next stage. For larger projects, the project board will coordinate progress through each of the each stages and set out detailed timelines, plans and workflows.

 

Stage

 

End Point

1

Strategic Approval

(Planning Stage)

MOU Signed and Exchanged

or CPB Approval to proceed

2

University Approval

(Detailed Scrutiny and Development Stage)

MOA Signed and Exchanged

3

Post-Approval Stage

(Set up and Operational Development Stage)

Course Starts

 

All relevant paperwork for establishment, including approvals and agreements, of a Partnership can be found in the following documentation:

Guidance notes:

Templates:

APG_1

Guidance re Approvals

APT_1

Template for Panel Approval Report

APG_2

Guidance re Initial DD Review

 

 

Forms:

Flowcharts:

APF_0

Potential Partnership Questionnaire

APC_1

Flowchart for MOUs

APF_1

Application form for MOU

APC_2

Flowchart for Low-Medium Risk Agreements v3

APF_2a

Application form with Mapping for Articulation

APC_2a

Flowchart for Low risk project approval

APF_2b

Application form for MOA

APC_2b

Flowchart for Medium Risk Agreements v2

APF_3a

Initial Due Diligence Review Form

APC_3

Flowchart for High Risk Agreements v3

APF_3b

High Risk Due Diligence Form

APC_3a

Flowchart for High Risk Agreements v4

APF_4

Partner Documentation Required for Due Diligence High Risk

 

 

APF_5a

Risk Assessment Summary Report for High Risk partnerships

 

 

APF_5b

Risk Assessment Template Spreadsheet