Academic Collaborations

Working with Others

Setting up of an agreement

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Management of Agreement

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Initial Collaboration

For information on the early stages of setting an arrangement click here.

First Steps

The Regulatory Context


The purpose of these guidelines on developing and supporting collaborative arrangements is as follows:

  • to support the Collaborative Provision Committee (CPC) in its oversight of the administration of collaborative programmes, exchange agreements, facilitation arrangements and any other formal academically related agreements and its advisory role for Senate on entering into or withdrawing from collaborative partnerships with other institutions or parties;
  • to support the role and raise the profile of the College representatives that are appointed as members of the Collaborative Provision Committee ;
  • to demonstrate that the University has engaged with the Quality Assurance Agency’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education[1] that replaces the previous set of national reference points known as the Academic Infrastructure.
[1] Further information about where components of the Academic Infrastructure can be found in the new Quality Code can be found at the following guide: Mapping the Academic Infrastructure to the UK Quality Code for Higher Education

Next Steps

Contact Information

For more detailed guidance on the specific type of collaborative activity that you are interested in developing, contact Acadmic Quality Services at The External Engagement team will provide you with further guidance booklets and forms related to the activity in which you wish to engage. They can also advise you on the appropriate due diligence and risk assessment enquiries that will need to be carried out before engaging in, or seeking approval for, the development of any particular collaborative activity.