Students following validated courses will not normally be permitted access to the University Library. Partner organisations are expected to provide all the necessary library, information technology and accommodation facilities required for successful delivery of their course. One of the purposes of the site visit during the approval process is to ensure that these resources are adequate for the successful delivery of the specific course. The site visit is therefore required whether or not the University already has a partnership with the teaching organisation concerned.
Students following franchised or other collaborative courses are fully registered with the University and are therefore entitled to normal student access to University facilities. Where students are at some distance from the University within the UK or based overseas the availability of electronic resources (e-journals, e-books etc) is a particularly important facet of support for the course.