Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG)

Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG)

The Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG) is responsible for academic portfolio planning and development, and for approving on behalf of University Executive Board (UEB) the proposed development of new courses and new partners, the suspension of recruitment to or closure of existing courses and partners.

Initial approval for all new course proposals, significant changes to courses (including changes to course or award title(s) and new PSRBs) course re-approval, course closures and course suspensions has to be provided by Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG).

If you are planning to develop a new course you should discuss your proposal at an early stage with your Head of School.  Please see latest APPG Form 1 below for details of how to submit your proposal.

APPG Form 1:           New Course Proposal (updated December 2023)
APPG Form 2:           Course Closure and Suspension 
APPG Form 3:           Request for Significant Change 
APPG Form 3a:         Request for Delivery at Dudley University Centre
APPG Form 4:           Provision of Information for Prospective Students
APPG Form 5:           New Contracts Related to Academic Programmes: Intent to Proceed

APPG Guidance 1:    Relationship between Course Change, Course Re-Approval and APPG
APPG Guidance 2:    Guidance on assessing the viability of proposed courses pre-APPG - new March 2024

Associated Policy and Procedures: