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Tuesday 21 November
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Curriculum Planning: Approval Process

This page provides the information you need to seek Planning Approval for new academic courses or submit proposals for a change of course title, change of managing Department or managing Course Group.


New Curriculum Developments
Proposals for new curriculum developments (a new course or an exsiting course at a new delivery site), whether from 'core' Anglia Ruskin or from Associate Colleges, must be submitted through (and supported by) the appropriate Faculty Board using a Planning Approval Form.

Subsequently, proposals are considered by the Curriculum Planning Group (CPG) on behalf of the Corporate Management Team (CMT) and, where significant resource implications are identified, by the Capital Steering Committee. Proposals emanating from Joint Venture Partners will similarly be considered by the JVCo Board of Directors. Faculties will be informed as soon as possible after meetings whether their proposals are supported by the CPG and can thus proceed to the formal course approval process. Click here to view planning decisions from the CPG.


CPG Meeting Dates 2016-17
Faculty approved papers must be submitted to Sue Frost in the Academic Registry's Quality Assurance Service at least two weeks before the meeting date.

  • Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • Monday 28 November 2016
  • Thursday 12 January 2017
  • Monday 13 February 2017
  • Monday 13 March 2017
  • Monday 8 May 2017
  • Monday 3 July 2017

Course proposers are reminded that for 'standard' undergraduate courses, planning approval should be sought at least 18 months before the anticipated first delivery, to allow time for publicity in both the UCAS handbook and the Anglia Ruskin prospectus. It is recognised that in some cases (for example where a course is being mounted in response to a specific request from a 'purchaser', such as the NHS) the above time-scale is not practical. Here a 'fast track' procedure will be followed, but the Planning Approval Form must still be fully completed.


Minor Changes to Existing Courses
Minor changes to existing courses should be submitted for approval to the Curriculum Planning Group (CPG), (previously to the Academic Regulations Sub-Committee), via the Quality Assurance Service using a Curriculum Management Form (CM1) . Click here to view planning decisions from CPG.

Please note that a new delivery point, whether within or outstide 'core' Anglia Ruskin, is required to be submitted on a CM1 form for approval by the Curriculum Planning Group.

Planning Approval Forms and Curriculum Management Forms (CM1), including those from JVCo partners, must be returned to the Quality Assurance Service via the appropriate Quality Assurance Officer.


CPG Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines 2017/18
Curriculum Planning Dates 2017-18

The published 2017-18 fees by course can be found at the following webpages,

Home & EU UG

International UG/PG

Curriculum Planning Forms
Planning Approval Form
Curriculum Management Form (CM1)
Planning Form Guidance Notes

Outline Proposal Forms
Outline Proposal [Partner Institution] Form
Outline Proposal [Outcentre Category A] Form

Planning Decisions:
Curriculum Planning Group (CPG) minor changes to already approved courses via a Curriculum Management Form (CM1)
Curriculum Planning Group (CPG) proposals for new courses on planning approval forms and proposals for new partnerships submitted via an Outline Proposal [Partner Institution] Form or on the shorter Outline Proposal [Outcentre Category A] Form. Refer to the Collaborative Provision web pages for information on Institutional Approval.