Primary responsibilities

1.To identify and promote opportunities for further development of the University's portfolio of programmes and collaborative provision:

  • encouraging innovation, flexible learning provisions, interdisciplinary and cross-Faculty/School/Collaboration;
  • ensuring an integrated approach to portfolio development so that the capacity of the University and its partners to deliver a consistently high quality student learning experience is maintained

2.To consider and determine, on behalf of Senate, Proposals for:

(a) initial approval of new programme (including a programme which constitutes and expansion of the university's discipline base/extension of the existing discipline base into new levels of study or require the allocation of additional Home/EU student numbers);

(b) initial approval of an existing taught programme to be delivered by an existing or prospective collaborative partner;

(c) initial approval for research degree collaborative arrangements;

(d) withdrawal of programmes;

(e) initial approval of major programmes changes requiring to strategic consideration including programme title changes;

(f) amendment, renewal and withdrawal of collaborative provision arrangements (including articulation arrangements);

(g) new articulation agreements

3.To consider and recommend to Senate proposals for new institutional partners.

4.To support reject a proposal to proceed with a new or the renewal of a student exchange arrangement.

Procedural Rules


The term of office for nominated members of the committee is three years (renewable).

In the event that a nominated member ceases to be a member of Senate, the Vice-Chancellor will nominate a replacement to serve for the remainder of their term of office (renewable).


Co-option is at the discretion of the committee in accordance with Senate Standing Order 16.


Alternates are permitted in accordance with Senate Standing Order 17.


The Quorum is one-third of the membership of the committee (Senate Standing Order 16).

Rules for Voting



Minutes are submitted to Senate and the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee.

Version information

Owner: Academic Programmes Committee
Version number:
Approval Date: 9 June 2010, Revised by Senate 8 June 2011, 13 June 2012 Approved By: Senate
Date of last review: 15 October 2014