This page provides information for staff on the annual deadlines and processes for module and programme development.
Below are the deadlines for key academic development tasks in 2023/24:
TPB Part 2 paperwork submission deadline for the following:
PGT programmes to be delivered from Sept 2024
UG programmes to be delivered from Sept 2025.
These amendments require the input of Marketing and Communications and the approval of Faculty.
Exceptional deadline for submission of Module Amendment Forms relating to changes in assessments and/or Learning Outcomes (if required). *
*Module assessment changes should be considered by Education Committees throughout the year and submitted to DGLS shortly thereafter.
The above deadlines have been set to allow sufficient time for oversight, updating module and programme records, and for downstream administrative processes to take place. Schools/Institutes are strongly encouraged to submit documentation before these deadlines where consideration and approval has been obtained.
The Directorate of Governance and Legal Services (DGLS) cannot guarantee that anything submitted after the above deadlines will be processed.
All academic developments must be reviewed by the relevant Education Committee prior to being submitted to DGLS. The signing of the forms by the Head of School / Institute and/or Director of Education confirms that the form has been approved by the Education Committee. All Programme Specifications should state the date they were approved or amended by the School/Institute Education Committee.
All forms must be completed in full and signed by either the Head of School/Institute and/or the Director of Education (where the Head of School / Institute has delegated their authority). Any unsigned or incomplete forms will be sent back to the School / Institute and DGLS cannot guarantee that they will be processed if completed versions are then submitted after the deadline.
Staff completing forms in Schools / Institutes are asked to note the points below:
The Directorate of Governance and Legal Services (DGLS) supports Schools / Institutes in the development of programmes and modules and coordinates the work of Taught Programmes Board. For advice on taught programme development, including preparing and submitting proposals to TPB, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
Queries concerning programme/module set up in SITS, should be raised with the Academic Model Team via the mySIS helpdesk.