Changes to programmes and the approval of new programmes can take place throughout the academic year but there are deadlines that apply to the accurate provision of information at unit and programme level.
Where proposals are not approved in time to meet the deadlines, there will be consequences for the quality of the information used to inform central systems and processes. Inaccurate programme and unit data will mean the systems relying on this data will be less effective, for example, SITs, timetabling, online unit registration, Blackboard, unit and programme catalogues.
The University approved Annual Education and Students Cycle can be found on the Academic Registry Policies, Guidance and Procedures webpage.
Information about Faculty Committee dates and how these map to Education Committee dates is available here.
The following are the key dates for programme and unit approval
|Undergraduate printed prospectus||
New and deleted programmes checked from 1 July 2012
Pagination of prospectus set by 1 September 2012 so no further substantial changes
Prospectus printed 1 February 2013
|Undergraduate online prospectus||18 January 2013 (prospectus goes live on 1 February 2013)|
|Postgraduate printed prospectus||
20 February 2013 (prospectus printed on 1 August 2013)
|Postgraduate online prospectus||
17 July 2013 (prospectus goes live on 1 August 2013)
Programmes missing this deadline will not be included in the Hobsons application system which goes live on 1 October 2013.
New programmes not incorporated into Hobsons can be made available to applicants in mid October.
|15 March 2013||
Annual updating of unit information to be completed (teaching block, unit description, unit director, reading and references, pre-requisite and co-requisite information).
Programme structures and new optional and mandatory units to be approved so returning undergraduate and taught postgraduate students can be provided with optional choice information for 13/14.
For the rest of the dates for Education Committee, please see the Education Committee webpage