Informing Applicants about significant changes to a course
The University’s policy for closing or suspending a course is available online via the University’s Quality Manual.
All communications with applicants regarding significant changes to a course such as closure, suspension, withdrawal or granting of professional accreditation, significant changes to programme content, or changes in costs must be undertaken by the appropriate Admissions Office/Faculty Office/ School Office. Applicants who have accepted offers should not be contacted until a closure/suspension recommendation has been accepted by Quality & Standards Committee. These applicants should then be informed of their options in regard to transferring their application to another course within the University or to another institution. Applicants who have been made offers, but have not yet accepted them, may however be contacted at an earlier stage to be informed that a closure/suspension recommendation has been made. Such applicants should be told that the offer of a place is suspended until a decision has been made and will be withdrawn if the recommendation is accepted. Where relevant, UCAS should be notified by informing the University UCAS correspondent when the closure/suspension recommendation has been accepted by Quality & Standards Committee.