There may be rare occasions where, due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, it becomes necessary to make significant changes to a course or to withdraw it or part of it (e.g. a particular unit/module).

Such action could become necessary if for example the following were to occur:

  • a key member of staff leaves the University and we are unable to find a suitable replacement (e.g. with the requisite academic knowledge/experience)
  • a professional body or Regulator/accreditor requires changes to be made to a course or withdraws their accreditation of a course
  • changes have to be made to reflect legislative changes/requirements
  • changes have to be made to reflect changes in standards set down by relevant regulators and/or in keeping with best practice or developments related to the particular discipline/subject area
  • student feedback clearly indicates that immediate changes be made to a course or unit
  • unexpected low recruitment to a course or unit/module means it is simply no longer viable or practical to run it