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The University of Southampton
Quality Handbook

Collaborative Provision Subcommittee

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) on the regulatory and quality assurance framework in respect of collaborative provision in the UK and overseas, taking due account of external reference points such as the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
  2. To advise AQSC on the implementation, and the development, of policies relating to collaborative provision.
  3. To consider the level of risk associated with individual partnerships and the level of due diligence required.
  4. To consider reports from Collaboration Approval/Review Panels and to make recommendations to AQSC.
  5. To monitor the University's portfolio of collaborative programmes and to receive reports from Schools following School Programmes Committees' consideration of collaborative provision annual report forms and annual programme reports.
  6. To advise AQSC of any action or issues in relation to standards or quality in the operation of collaborative partnerships.
  7. To encourage the sharing of good practice across Schools and Faculties with regard to the establishment and ongoing management of collaborative provision.


It is proposed that the membership should be reviewed annually to ensure that the composition of the group reflects those Schools and Faculties which are engaging in a significant amount of collaborative provision.

Vice-President (Education) or nominee - Chair

Dr Andy Gravell
Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations or nominee Mr Keith Johnstone
International Partnerships Manager, International Office TBC
Director of the Doctoral College or nominee

Professor Chris Howls

Head of Quality, Standards and Accreditation

Ms Jennifer Arkell

Faculty Academic Registrar from a Faculty with a substantial amount of collaborative provision

Ms Lesley Adams

Vice-President Education, SUSU

Mr Samuel Dedman

An academic representative from each Faculty


Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Professor Harold Chong
Faculty of Medicine

Professor David Wilson

Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences Ms Sue Faulds
Faculty of Social Sciences Ms Anita Krishnan
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Ms Clio Padovani





If a member is unable to attend, they should send a substitute. The Subcommittee will be quorate with one third of the membership plus one.

In attendance

Collaborative Provision Adviser (QSAT) - Secretary  Ms Katy Fisher
Director of Legal Services Ms Barbara Halliday
Director of Student Services Ms Kerry Matthews

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