The Collaborative Partnerships Office supports partnership delivery of:

  • UWTSD programmes
  • University of Wales programmes (until completion).

It oversees approval and monitoring processes and offers advice in matters relating to collaborative provision to staff at both the collaborative partner institutions and the University.

The office is based in Cardiff at:

University of Wales Registry Building 
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NS

Collaborative provision is important to the University as it enables its programmes to be made available to students from a wide range of geographical areas and offers them a truly global education experience.

Collaborative provision is also beneficial to the University’s partner institutions and students studying there, by offering:

  • Valuable links to higher education in the UK
  • Research and staff development opportunities
  • Opportunities for student progression
  • The benefits available to all Alumni of University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Register of Collaborative Provision
Partner Enrolment Agreement

When students enrol on a UWTSD programme they agree to the terms and conditions described by the partner institution when they accepted a place on the programme. They also agree to comply with University Regulations and processes, which are summarised in the Partner Enrolment Agreement.

The Partner Enrolment Agreement is also available in:

Collaborative Partner Operations Manual

A Collaborative Partner Operations manual has been written primarily for the guidance of partner institutions, although much of the information it contains will also be relevant to University staff involved in collaborative partnerships. 

The aim of the Manual is to provide a general guide to operating a collaborative programme and to confirm the University’s commitment to providing a quality service to its partner institutions, to enable them to operate effectively. 

The manual includes content from the Academic Quality Handbook and refers to the appropriate chapters and appendices for further details, as applicable. 

The manual can be accessed here:-

Extenuating Circumstances Guide

The University has updated its guidance to partners in relation to extenuating circumstances applications. A copy of the new guidance can be found below:

Library Resources

Although core learning resources for students are provided by each partner institution, the University is able to provide some additional resources to its students based at partner institutions.  See our Partnerships Online Library

Student Representative Resources

UWTSD’s Student’s Union has provided some generic material for partner institutions to use in relation to Course Representatives. The documents will need to be contextualised accordingly.

Any queries should be referred to Steve Ralph, TSDSU Chief Executive at 

Staff Student Committees Information and Guidance for Collaborative Partners

The Collaborative Partnerships Office has worked with the Students’ Union to develop information and guidance in relation to Staff Student Committees. This can be found on the following link:

Staff Student Committees Information and Guidance for Collaborative Partners

Collaborative Partnership Event: 2 December 2022

The ninth UWTSD conference for collaborative partners took place on 2 December 2022 online.
The agenda and slides from the presentation are available below:

You can also view the recording of the Collaborative Partners Conference - 2 December 2022.


The Collaborative Partnerships Office is led by:

  • Dr Stuart Robb, Head of Collaborative Partnerships (Partnership Relations)
  • Elisa Tavares Llewellyn, Head of Collaborative Partnerships (Operations)

and includes another seven colleagues:

  • Joanna Clark
  • Mary Dent
  • Sian James
  • Adam Kalies
  • Deemah Obaid
  • Nia Thomas
  • Andrew Warner
  • Lucy (Lan) Ye

Together we support collaborative partnerships delivering University of Wales (until completion) and UWTSD programmes, overseeing approval and monitoring processes and offering advice to staff at the collaborative partnership institutions and the University in matters relating to collaborative provision.

Please note that there are two teams of Officers who support our collaborative partners:

  • Team A supports our partners in China and the Far East.
  • Team B supports our partners in Europe. 

UK partnerships are shared between them.  The teams have shared email inboxes and this means any queries will always be picked up, even if the named contact for a partner is away.

Contact details:

Dr Stuart Robb

Elisa Tavares Llewellyn 

Team A
Deemah Obaid, Andrew Warner & Lucy (Lan) Ye 

Team B
Adam Kalies & Nia Thomas

Collaborative Partnerships Office
Joanna Clark, Mary Dent & Sian James 

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