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Partnerships Committee

Terms of Reference
Reporting Structure

Membership 2023/24

Chair: Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Quality and Standards)

Professor Will Curtis

Director of Flexible and Online Learning

Dr Sam Hardy

Academic Director (Education and Internationalisation) Professor Jo Angouri
Academic Director (Postgraduate Taught) Lee Griffin
Associate Director of International Strategy and Relations Emily Lim
Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning Professor Ruth Hewston
Director of Overseas Programmes, Warwick Manufacturing Group Mike Newton

Up to two representatives from the Faculty of Arts, as required

Dr Qian Liu

Dr Jonathan Clarke / Dr Marta Guerriero

Up to two representatives from the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine, as required

Alyson Quinn

Professor John Hanna

Up to two representatives from the Faculty of Social Sciences, as required


Dr Tom Parr

Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies

Professor Daniel Branch

Head of Work Based and Professional Learning, FOLD

Jackie Whitehouse

Head of Education, Quality and Partnerships, EPQ

Lauren Baker

Director of Work Based and Professional Learning, WMG

Helen Ure

Representatives from the Warwick Business School

Laura Youngman

Dr Ashley Roberts

Representative from the Centre for Teacher Education

Dr Julie Taylor

Representative from Warwick Manufacturing Group

Gareth Roberts

Representative from the Warwick Medical School

Julie Shore

One Student Representative Appointed by the Students' Union

Holly Roffe

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Terms of Reference

(a) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on University policy for University academic partnerships with one or more providers, leading to the award of a University qualification.

(b) To operate a risk-based process of scrutiny of the rationale for; and strength of; the partnership arrangements falling within its remit.

(c) To consider regular updates and reports on the management of international exchange agreements, with a focus on quality and standards, from the Internationalisation Steering Committee and to approve, where appropriate, new international exchange partnerships.

(d) Through its sub-group for Degree Apprenticeships (Apprenticeship Approval and Review Group), to consider and recommend for approval to the Course Proposal Scrutiny Panel proposals for Degree Apprenticeships, and to review provision.

(e) To consider and recommend for approval to the Course Proposal Scrutiny Panel proposals for flexible and online programmes and to review provision.

(f) To establish and monitor appropriate mechanisms for the continued quality assurance and risk management of University academic partnerships.

(g) To promote best practice in the operation and quality management of academic partnerships across University departments.

(h) To consider the reports of External Examiners for partnership provision and to follow through any issues of concern in connection with these or the other courses within its remit.

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Reporting Structure

The Partnerships Committee reports to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Dr Ewan E. Mellor, Quality and Partnerships Development Manager

Assistant Secretary: Jodie Wallington

(collaborative at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Papers for consideration by the Committee should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Dates of meetings of the Partnerships Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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