Partnerships Board is the approval body for the following activities:
*Currently Queen Mary will only permit joint awards for UG or PGT programmes if the partner is a UK institution or within the Erasmus+ framework subject to Senate approval.
Please be aware that some proposals will require further scrutiny by other university bodies before a final decision can be reached. Collaborative modules and/or taught collaborative programmes that lead to single, double, or joint awards will require approval from Taught Programmes Board. Joint PhD programmes will require approval from the Research Degree Programmes and Examinations Board. Advice on approval processes and timescales should be sought from DGLS for taught programmes or modules and from the RDO for PhD programmes.
The process for seeking approval for high risk collaborative activity is as below:
*MoAs and contracts may only be signed by the Principal or a delegated VP. Further guidance can be found here.
The High Risk Proposal Form can be found below. Please ensure that it is completed in consultation with the risk framework. For guidance on risk levels and the most appropriate approval process, and for specific queries on completing the form, please contact DGLS.
The information requested on the form is essential to enable the Faculty and PB to determine whether the proposed partnership opportunity has sufficient merit and is in line with relevant QMUL strategies and policies, in particular the Queen Mary Strategy 2030 and the International Strategy.
All sections of the form must be completed in full, including the due diligence section and the declaration of interest. The purpose of due diligence is to manage any risks that might arise in relation to working in collaboration with another institution. A starting point will be an examination of the legal status of the prospective partner, which is relevant to the party’s capacity to enter into a contract.