All UK and overseas collaborative partnerships undergo regular reviews to ensure arrangements continue to operate satisfactorily. As well as identifying issues which may have arisen that need addressing, collaborative review also focuses on areas for enhancement and good practice.
New collaborative partnerships will normally be reviewed after 3 years of operation. Following the first review, further reviews usually occur at 5-yearly intervals, reconfirming approval of the partnership and programmes.
The nature of the collaborative arrangements will influence the extent and focus of the review process. It is intended to be a two-way process, offering both the university and the collaborative partner an opportunity to discuss the partnership and identify areas that may require further attention. The emphasis of the review is on self-critical evaluation leading to the overall enhancement of the quality of provision, and on dialogue between all those involved.
The guide to managing collaborative provision provides further information to support collaborative review, including timing and organisation, documentation, the pre-meeting, the review visit, and the role of periodic review. Additional guidance and support to partner institutions undergoing the review process is provided.
Please contact the Partnerships (Quality) team within the Department of Academic Quality with any queries relating to collaborative review.