Academic Partnerships project

Academic partnerships allow providers without their own awarding powers to offer degrees and other higher education qualifications to their students through validation or subcontractual arrangements.

These partnerships form a key component of the sector's quality assurance landscape but they are little understood, with a scarcity of guidance on good practice and information on current arrangements across the sector. IHE is working with our partners Pinsent Masons and a steering group of key sector stakeholders to address these issues.

We have completed the first stage of the project which took the form of a survey of teaching providers.

A survey of awarding providers is now underway, while student feedback is also being sought.

The project will complete with a report to be published in the autumn of 2023.

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