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Programme Development Resource Hub

These resources have been developed following the approval of a new approach to programme approval in Spring 2017. These resources have been informed and developed through consultation and engagement with a range of individuals and teams from across the University as well as benchmarking across the sector. They will be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you are supported in the development and management of your programmes and modules.

If you have any questions please contact the Academic Quality and Governance Team and we will be happy to help.

There are three sections to the Hub:

Policy and Process - you can view the policy and process information by going to the Quality Handbook. This outlines the Policy that underpins the approval process and outlines the process by which programmes and modules are approved, amended and withdrawn. We recommend that you read the relevant sections before beginning to propose the change you have planned.

Co-Producers - there are a range of individuals and teams who will work with you to develop your proposal and in this section, you will find brief introductions to the work that they do in relation to programmes and modules and some key questions that you can use to help you prepare your proposal for submission. Contact details are also provided in case you have further questions.

Forms - this section provides you with links to the forms used to submit proposals for modules and programmes and information about what to include in the forms, and how to complete them. Exemplars will be provided.

Key Dates

The following dates provide the key timeline for the 2018-19 academic year. This has been developed to take into account the publication timelines for the UG and PG prospectuses, UCAS deadlines and the module roll-over process.

Month

Date

Activity

Notes

August '18

10th

2020/21 UG Prospectus Contribution Deadline

Changes approved in the previous academic cycle

September '18

11th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 1

Paper deadline 21st August 2018

October '18

24th 

ESEC 1

 

Programme Business Sub-Committee 2

Paper deadline 21st September 2018

November '18

20th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 3

Paper deadline 30th October 2018

Last approval meeting for PGT/R & UG programmes for 19/20

December '18

12th

ESEC 2

 

January '19

15th

UCAS Student Application Deadline (Home/EU)

 

29th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 4

Paper deadline 8th January 2019

Last approval meeting for UG amendments for 19/20

Last approval meeting for PGT/R programmes to be included in 20/21 prospectus

February '19

20th

ESEC 3

 

25th

SSoC Module Roll-over begins

 

March '19

1st

2020/21 PG Prospectus Contribution Deadline

 

12th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 5

Paper deadline 19th February 2019

Last approval meeting for PG amendments for 19/20

30th

2019/20 UG Degree Programme Table Deadline

 

April ‘19

8th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 6

Paper deadline 18th March 2019

May '19

1st

2019/20 UG Module Registration Opens

 

1st 

ESEC 4

 

15th

Programme Business Sub-Committee 7

Paper deadline 24th April 2019

Last approval meeting for UG programmes to be included in 21/22 prospectus

June '19

1st

2019/20 PG Degree Programme Table Deadline

 

30th

UCAS Student Application Deadline (International/RUK)

 

August '19

6th 

2019/20 PG and New UG Module Registration Opens

 

tbc

2021/22 UG Prospectus Deadline

 

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