Note: This information is likely to change pending approval.
The University actively engages in collaborative arrangements with partner institutions based in the UK and at many located overseas. Such arrangements are formalised through a process of negotiating and approving a variety of arrangements.
The University has created a clearly defined set of procedures for the approval of such agreements.
The guidelines are set out in the relevant sections.
A document produced between the University and a partner, confirming their intention to establish a formal agreement to develop future courses and programmes for mutual benefits. At this stage there is no obligation on either party for any action undertaken by the other, and therefore a Memorandum of Understanding is sufficient.
See Memorandum of understanding for more information.
A partnership with another institution to accept students who have successfully completed an identified programme, which has been determined by the University to provide suitable preparation for entry on to one of HWU's programmes.
See Articulation agreements for more information.
A partnership with one or more other higher education institutions (each with its own degree-awarding powers) to offer a joint programme leading to a joint or dual award.
See Joint Collaborative Partner Agreements for more information.
An institution which has been approved to deliver a franchised programme, whereby the curriculum, the approach to teaching, style of learning, and form of assessment are determined by the University, but the teaching is undertaken by the partner institution.
See Approved Learning Partners for more information.
Approved Teacher and Approved Tutor status is required of all persons involved in teaching activities which accumulate to five or more hours of student contact over the course of a module. This applies to staff who are involved in teaching activities both on and off-campus. Approval status relates to a specific set of activities.
See Approved teachers and tutors for more information.
A partnership with institution or organisation whereby the programme is developed, delivered and assessed by the partner, but has been assured by the University of an appropriate quality and standards to lead to a University award or credit.
See Validation agreements for more information.
An arrangement between the University and a non-UK HEI, to accept students onto each other's programmes for a period of time (usually one academic year), with the credit gained usually contributing to the overall award.
See Exchange agreements for more information.
An arrangement with industry or a business organisation to enable students to undertake a period of work-related learning.
Further information can be obtained from the Careers Advisory Service at: http://www.hw.ac.uk/careers/workexperience4.php
The University has produced a Guide to Quality Assurance Procedures to help and inform partner institutions of the types of partnerships that currently exist within the University and the associated quality assurance procedures. The Guide can be accessed at : http://www.hw.ac.uk/quality/resources/externalpartners-qaguide.pdf
Heriot-Watt University is committed to maintaining its standards and continually enhancing its quality in all areas.