Collaborative Partners

The Partnerships Manual sets out the definitions, processes and policies for the operation of the University’s1 provision with others. It covers all arrangements where the University works in partnership with other organisations to design and/or deliver courses and/or to award qualifications. It should be read in conjunction with the Quality Manual which sets out the University’s overarching approach to its quality framework.

Members of staff should visit the relevant Faculty Quality Assurance and Enhancement Sharepoint sites for forms and guidance on the establishment and support of collaborative partnerships. 

Members of staff at USW and our Collaborative Partners are appointed as University Link Officers (ULO)/Partner Link Officers (PLO) provide critical support to ensuring the effective delivery of USW courses at partner institutions.

More information about the role of ULOs and PLOs can be found in the University and Partner Link Officer Handbook

Additional Forms:

University and Partner Link Officer Site Visit Report Template

Annual University and Partner Link Officer Report Template

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, UK
Admiral Group Plc., UK
Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board, UK
Blackburn College, UK
Bridgend College, UK
Cardiff and Vale College, UK
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, UK
Coleg Gwent, UK
Coleg y Cymoedd, UK
Cwm Taf University Health Board (previously RCT LHB,) UK
Dyfed Powys Police
European College of Business and Management, UK
Gower College Swansea, UK
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, UK
Learna Limited, UK
Lighting Industry Association (LIA,) UK
Management Development Centre, UK (MDCUK)
Medical Training Cell, UK
NPTC Group, UK
Powys Teaching Health Board, UK
The Football League (Community) Ltd (FLT), UK
Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind, UK
Eastern Illinois University, USA
Mercy College, USA
University of Central Missouri, USA
University of South Dakota, USA
University of Virginia’s College at Wise, USA
University of West Carolina, USA
Western Carolina University, USA
International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia
Dyslexia Association Singapore (DAS), Singapore
Fanshawe College, Canada
Ryerson University, Canada
University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
Lingnan University, China
Suzhou University of Science and Technology (SUST), China
UNICAF Online, Cyprus
HAMK, Finland
IPAG, France
Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Nurtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Setanta, Ireland

Under the Recognised Teacher Status (RTS) Scheme, the University and its collaborative partners agree that all staff teaching on University-approved courses within those collaborative partners must become recognised teachers of the University in respect of the subjects and modules that they deliver.

The Procedures for Recognised Teacher Status provides an outline of conditions and criteria to gain RTS. The  RTS Application Form should be filled in completely for full consideration.

The University supports CPD of our partners, apply using the Fee Abatement Application Form