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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that underpins the approval process and outlines the process by which programmes and modules are approved, amended and withdrawn.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

September 2019

10

Programme Business Sub-Committee 1

Paper deadline
20 August 2019

October 2019

 

15 

Programme Business Sub-Committee 2

Paper deadline
24 September 2019

29

ESEC 1

 

November 2019

18

Programme Business Sub-Committee 3

Paper deadline
28 October 2019

Last approval meeting for new PGT/R & UG programmes for 20/21

December 2019

11

ESEC 2

 

January 2020

15

UCAS Student Application Deadline (Home/EU)

 

30

Programme Business Sub-Committee 4

Paper deadline
9 January 2020

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

February 2020

25

ESEC 3

 

25

SSoC Module Roll-over begins

 

March 2020

tbc

2020/21 PG Prospectus Contribution Deadline

 

10

Programme Business Sub-Committee 5

Paper deadline
18 February 2019

Last approval meeting for UG Stage 2 programme amendments for 20/21

30

2019/20 UG Degree Programme Table Deadline

 

Deadline for:

UG Stage 1 programme amendments and option module proposals for 20/21 delivery (approved by FLTC) to be notified to Programme Business; any outstanding Stage 2 programme amendments and compulsory module proposals considered by PBSC to be concluded; and module amendments

 

April 2020

7

Programme Business Sub-Committee 6

Paper deadline
17 March 2020

May 2020

1

2020/21 UG Module Registration Opens

 

6

ESEC 4

 

12

Programme Business Sub-Committee 7

Paper deadline
21 April 2020

Last approval meeting for PGT/R Stage 2 amendments for 20/21 delivery

Last approval meeting for UG programmes to be included in 22/23 prospectus

June 2020

1

2020/21 PG Degree Programme Table Deadline

 

Deadline for:

PGT/R Stage 1 programme amendments and option module proposals for 20/21 (approved by FLTC) to be notified to Programme Business; for any outstanding Stage 2 programme amendments and compulsory module proposals considered by PBSC to be concluded; and module amendments

 

30

UCAS Student Application Deadline (International/RUK)

 

August 2020

4

2020/21 PG and New UG Module Registration Opens

 

tbc

2022/23 UG Prospectus Deadline

 

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