Key Dates

Key dates in the approval process:

In 2018, the following dates will apply to the programme approval process:

Business Case Stage

March 26th 2018 - Submission of Business case (PGT or UG) for consideration by the Gateway Review Group (4th  April) and then the Approval Board (27th April)

August 31st 2018 - Submission of Business case (PGT or UG) for consideration by the Gateway Review Group (11th September) and then the Approval Board (2nd October)

Academic Case Stage 

May 2018 - For Undergraduate programmes starting in 2019, the academic case needs to be approved within the School and Faculty to come to Education Committee's May 2018 meeting at the latest. Deadline for papers to be sent to S.Billings@bristol.ac.uk is Friday May 4th 2018.

June 2018 - New PGT programmes with an approved business case can come to the June Education Committee in order to recruit to the full cycle for 2019/20 start. The deadline for papers to be sent to S.Billings@bristol.ac.uk is Friday June 15th 2018. The academic case can be considered at a later Education Committee meeting. The committee dates for 2018/19 are yet to be confirmed. 

Withdrawal of programmes should ideally happen in time for the record to be taken out of the relevant printed prospectus and before applications have been made, but must happen before the start of the recruitment cycle.  Programme withdrawals must be approved by the School and Faculty before going to Education Committee for approval. The final meeting that Education Committee will consider programme withdrawals is the June meeting for programmes entering the recruitment cycle in the next academic year (e.g. June 2017 for programmes recruiting in 17/18 for an 18/19 intake). Please email approval-help@bristol.ac.uk to discuss.

Consumer protection legislation has implications for programme approval.  Please contact us to discuss implications of changing/withdrawing programmes.

The key dates in the approval process are outlined in the following diagrams:

Undergraduate key Dates (PDF, 392kB)

Postgraduate Key Dates (PDF, 713kB)

The University approved Education & Students Cycle provides due dates for various processes throughout the academic year. A full list of dates for the Education Committee for 2017/18 is also available to view.