Coronavirus Information

The University is doing everything possible to support its Collaborative Partner Institutions to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment preparation can continue during this period of uncertainty. 

Below are some frequently asked questions in relation to Assessments and Exams for students at Collaborative Partner Institutions.


A guide for Programme Leaders on considering modifications to assessment has been formulated by the University, which has been modified for Partner institutions.

The University has developed a set of contingency regulations to support and enable students to progress and complete their programme of study.  An overview of the changes that will be made to the regulations is in the attachment below. 

View the recording of the webinar held for collaborative partners on the Contingency Regulations.

The changes to the academic regulations are designed to ensure that as many students as possible are able to progress without being unfairly disadvantaged by the situation which is unfolding.

They are designed to protect students who will not be able to attempt their assignments, or where a Collaborative Partner has not been able to offer alternative assessments

A copy of the regulations for undergraduate students may be accessed through the following link.

A copy of the regulations for taught postgraduate students may be accessed through the following link.

The University has developed guidance on the undertaking of a viva or oral examination through electronic means.

The University understands the impact upon postgraduate research (PGR) students during this period will be different to those students following taught awards and has established parameters to support PGR students at this time. A copy of the correspondence for Partner PGR students is attached below.

The University has prepared some guidelines on how examining boards held via electronic means will be conducted.

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:-

Student Guide

University Regulations Student Guide for students at partner institutions have been produced to provide information about the various procedures and regulations related to the University programme.  

These guides are for students on taught degree and do not cover research degree students. The student guides can be as accessed here:

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 Rhys Dart, TSDSU Chief Executive at r.dart@uwtsd.ac.uk

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: 5 December 2019

The sixth UWTSD conference for collaborative partners took place on 5 December 2019 in Cardiff.
The agenda and slides from the presentation are available below:

Contacts

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
  • Joanna Dixon
  • 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 deals 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
Stuart.Robb@wales.ac.uk

Elisa Tavares Llewellyn
elisa.tavares.llewellyn@uwtsd.ac.uk 

Team A
Deemah Obaid, Andrew Warner & Lucy (Lan) Ye
AOProvisionA@wales.ac.uk 

Team B
Adam Kalies & Nia Thomas
AOProvisionB@wales.ac.uk

Academic Unit
Joanna Clark & Joanna Dixon
academic.unit@wales.ac.uk