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