The 'Phase 1' approval required for new programmes to be delivered as part of a new partnership arrangement is incorporated into Partnership Approval.
Once a partnership proposal has received the approval of Academic Partnerships Sub Committee, or a proposal to develop a new programme with an existing partner has received academic approval at Phase 1, the programme team may begin programme development with the partner.
All such new proposals must be considered and signed off by the School(s), before proceeding to University Programme Approval Panel.
Full guidance about the documentation and information required for Programme Approval Panel is available in the Academic Quality Handbook or from the Academic Quality and Partnerships Office.
The Programme Approval Panel will make a recommendation to Learning & Teaching Committee which has delegated authority from Senate to make a definitive decision regarding approval, except in cases involving regulation and/or policy.