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Guidance and Contacts

Please note that the forms and guidance documents on this page are subject to change for the academic year 2017-18. 

The Academic Secretariat supports Schools/Institutes in the development of collaborative programmes and supports the work of Partnerships Board. Schools and institutes are encouraged to discuss collaborative proposals with the Academic Secretariat (ARCS) in the developmental phase. ARCS can give advice on the approval process and can provide guidance on the documentation required and on quality assurance matters.

Contacts: For advice on collaborative proposals, including preparing and submitting proposals to PB, please contact:


Raluca Vasiliu-McIver, Academic Standards and Quality Officer (Collaborative Provision)

Mary Childs, Assistant Academic Registrar (Research Degrees): for collaborative research degree arrangements and professional doctorates.


For further information on academic approval please contact the Academic Standards and Quality Officer specifically assigned to work with your Faculty.


International Office

Harriet Howse, Head of International Partnerships Office, for all new international partnerships.

Ceri Bevan, Head of Global Opportunities, for Study Abroad Agreements and International and Erasmus+ Exchanges.


All new collaborative proposals need the strategic approval of the Partnerships Board (PB).

QMUL policy on collaborative activity covers the following types of arrangements:

  • General Memoranda of Understanding
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Non-guaranteed Progression Agreements
  • Double and Joint taught awards
  • Joint Research awards (PhD)
  • Collaborative modules
  • Erasmus+ Exchange Agreement and any other Erasmus+ activities
  • International exchange agreements
  • Study Abroad (fee-payers) Agreements
  • Study Abroad (third party) Agreements (associate students who enrol at QMUL through partner organisations)

 The policy does not cover:

• Franchise or validation arrangements;
• Individual research collaborations.

General Guidance

To ensure the effective development, management and review of collaborative activities, staff are required to consult the following guidelines and to complete the necessary documentation.

Approval Forms 2016/17:

Stage 1: Strategic Approval by PB

Stage II: Academic Approval


Renewal of Collaborative Arrangements:



After stage 1 approval a Memorandum of Understanding may be signed; following stage 2 academic approval, the detailed Memorandum of Agreement will be submitted to PB for approval. When drafting Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement, please consult the Academic Secretariat who can advise on the right agreement model to be used.
You can find a list of the institutions that QMUL collaborates with on the Register of Collaborative Provision. [PDF 301KB]

Using the Forms

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