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1 International Partnerships Tanya Izzard Partnerships manager University of Brighton Pete Odgers International partnerships coordinator School of Service Management University of Brighton

2 School of Service Management International partnership activities Major partnerships International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef, Germany Angell Business School, Freiburg, Germany Normandy Business School, France Saxion Hogescholen, Deventer, Netherlands ROC van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Benedict Hotel Management School, Luzern, Switzerland INFA, Chantilly, France Minor partnerships France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, Australia

3 School of Service Management Scope of major partnership activities Inputs to SSM Feed of students to levels 2 and 3 to SSM BA and to MA programmes Provision of guest lecturers Joint research activities / conference presentations Outputs of SSM Joint delivery of MA programmes at partner institutions Teaching of SSM BA modules at partner institutions Provision of guest lectures Provision of faculty development courses Joint research activities / conference presentations Support with student placements Other support e.g. faculty recruitment

4 International Partnerships - A case study School of Service Management

5 A case study Background to the partnership Partnership established in 1997 providing students at levels 2 and 3 to SSM BA (Hons) Tourism Management Partnership established in 1997 providing students at levels 2 and 3 to SSM BA (Hons) Tourism Management Over 1997 – 2006 period 210 students have benefited from this transfer agreement – high quality students with an average grade of 63% Over 1997 – 2006 period 210 students have benefited from this transfer agreement – high quality students with an average grade of 63% 2002 similar partnership established with sister college International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef to SSM BA (Hons) Hospitality Management 2002 similar partnership established with sister college International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef to SSM BA (Hons) Hospitality Management Over 2002 – 2006 period almost 100 students have benefited from this transfer agreement – high quality students with an average grade of 60% Over 2002 – 2006 period almost 100 students have benefited from this transfer agreement – high quality students with an average grade of 60% 12 students have progressed to SSM MA courses 12 students have progressed to SSM MA courses Currently students at level 3 each year Currently students at level 3 each year

6 A case study Background to the partnership From 1999 SSM have provided 2 – 3 lecturers each year to deliver both SSM and local modules to German students at levels 2 and 3 From 1999 SSM have provided 2 – 3 lecturers each year to deliver both SSM and local modules to German students at levels 2 and Research fund established for collaborative research between the 3 institutions 2001 Research fund established for collaborative research between the 3 institutions May 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management validated for joint delivery at Ecole de Management de Normandie on full time basis May 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management validated for joint delivery at Ecole de Management de Normandie on full time basis Nov 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management and MA Hospitality Management validated for joint delivery at ABS on a part time basis Nov 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management and MA Hospitality Management validated for joint delivery at ABS on a part time basis

7 A case study Background to the partnership From 1999 SSM have provided 2 – 3 lecturers each year to deliver both SSM and local modules to German students at levels 2 and 3 From 1999 SSM have provided 2 – 3 lecturers each year to deliver both SSM and local modules to German students at levels 2 and Research fund established for collaborative research between the 3 institutions 2001 Research fund established for collaborative research between the 3 institutions May 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management validated for joint delivery at Ecole de Management de Normandie on full time basis May 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management validated for joint delivery at Ecole de Management de Normandie on full time basis Nov 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management and MA Hospitality Management validated for joint delivery at ABS on a part time basis Nov 2005 SSM MA Tourism Management and MA Hospitality Management validated for joint delivery at ABS on a part time basis June 2006 SSM BA (Hons) Tourism Management level 3 top-up proposed at ABS June 2006 SSM BA (Hons) Tourism Management level 3 top-up proposed at ABS

8 A case study MA delivery at ABS, Freiburg University of Brighton administered award University of Brighton administered award Programme delivered on a 70% SSM : 30% ABS basis Programme delivered on a 70% SSM : 30% ABS basis Modules shared according to local expertise Modules shared according to local expertise All taught modules (6 x 20 CATS) delivered by 2 x 3 day workshops with a 5 week interval – 2 assessments All taught modules (6 x 20 CATS) delivered by 2 x 3 day workshops with a 5 week interval – 2 assessments Same assessment activities as SSM based students Same assessment activities as SSM based students Dissertation input and supervision shared Dissertation input and supervision shared Underlying principle of students having an equal experience at any institution Underlying principle of students having an equal experience at any institution Access to satellite, local university and University of Brighton on-line library resources Access to satellite, local university and University of Brighton on-line library resources

9 A case study Current and future developments with ABS, Freiburg Issue of BA level 3 top-up at ABS Freiburg Issue of BA level 3 top-up at ABS Freiburg UK/EU students fees and student funding UK/EU students fees and student funding Develop full University of Brighton BA award specific to ABS Develop full University of Brighton BA award specific to ABS MA Hospitality Management at Bad Honnef MA Hospitality Management at Bad Honnef MA Events Management at ABS Freiburg MA Events Management at ABS Freiburg ABS faculty developing own elective modules for delivery at SSM and ABS Freiburg ABS faculty developing own elective modules for delivery at SSM and ABS Freiburg 3 way MA activity between SSM, Normandy, Freiburg and probable future partners in Netherlands / Italy / Switzerland 3 way MA activity between SSM, Normandy, Freiburg and probable future partners in Netherlands / Italy / Switzerland

10 University of Brighton context Limited partnership working outside UK Limited partnership working outside UK Focus on franchised provision with FE partners Focus on franchised provision with FE partners Cautious and risk-averse approach to working with overseas partners Cautious and risk-averse approach to working with overseas partners

11 General quality assurance context QAA Code of Practice: collaborative provision QAA Code of Practice: collaborative provision Growth in interest in working with overseas partners: Erasmus-Mundus Growth in interest in working with overseas partners: Erasmus-Mundus Increase in guidance material available Increase in guidance material available Balancing legal requirements, taking account of guidance Balancing legal requirements, taking account of guidance

12 Brighton approval process Paper setting out approval process for all parties Paper setting out approval process for all parties Report on partner institution Report on partner institution Committee approval Committee approval Approval event Approval event Satisfaction of conditions Satisfaction of conditions Annex to the memorandum of co-operation Annex to the memorandum of co-operation

13 Ongoing quality assurance Annual monitoring process Annual monitoring process Interim review Interim review Management of memorandum of co-operation Management of memorandum of co-operation University committee interest University committee interest

14 Problems and questions Maintaining the standard of the award Maintaining the standard of the award Parity of student experience Parity of student experience Managing growth of partnership working Managing growth of partnership working Marginal activity Marginal activity Other models of partnership Other models of partnership Teaching in other languages Teaching in other languages Other approval processes Other approval processes


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