The UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) acts as the definitive reference point for all UK higher education providers. The Quality Code outlines what higher education providers are required to do, and what they can expect of each other, and what the general public can expect of them. Chapter B10 of the Quality Code deals with collaborative provision and has the following expectation:
Degree awarding bodies take ultimate responsibility for academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities, irrespective of where these are delivered or who provides them. Arrangements for delivering learning opportunities with organisations other than the degree-awarding body are implemented securely and managed effectively.
The University’s approach to Collaborative Provision is informed by QAA requirements as set out in the following policy and key principles.
The University is responsible for the academic standards of all awards granted in its name, including those awarded under collaborative arrangements. The University has procedures for approving and monitoring the quality and standards of all Queen’s awards, including those at partner organisations. In such cases, the University’s principles are:
These key principles underpin the University Policy for Collaborative Arrangements:
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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