Staffordshire University is committed to working with partner organisations to raise aspirations and improve progression into Higher Education. Collaborative partnerships enable the university to extend its provision locally, nationally and internationally.

The university recognises that collaborative activity poses particular challenges for the assurance and maintenance of academic standards and the management and enhancement of the student experience. The university seeks to address these issues by providing clear guidance to both university and partner staff. Wherever possible the quality assurance and enhancement policies set out elsewhere on this website clarify how they should be applied within the context of collaborative provision.

This page provides access to additional policies and associated documents focussing specifically on the management and quality assurance of collaborative provision.

Register of Collaborative Provision

  1. Register of Collaborative Provision 

Policies and Procedures

  1. Collaborative Academic Partnership Annual Review Procedure 
  2. Approval and Monitoring of Partner Marketing and Publicity Material 
  3. Approval of New Staff for Franchised and Validated Partnership Provision 
  4. Dual Award Policy and Guidance
  5. Due Diligence and Approval Procedure for a New Collaborative Academic Partner 
  6. Due Diligence and Review Procedure for an Existing Collaborative Academic Partner 
  7. International Progression and Articulation Policy 
  8. Overseas Progression Agreements: Approval and Monitoring Procedure 
  9. Academic Link Tutor Policy 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. Partner Staff Approval Form 
  2. Partner Staff CV Template 
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021