Approval process for link agreements

The process below applies to all types of link agreement. Please contact the Marketing and Student Recruitment Team at linkagreements@essex.ac.uk if you need any advice before submitting a proposal to form a new link agreement.

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Process summary

Stage 1: Proposal and outline institutional approval

The appropriate proposal form(s) should be completed by a member of Essex staff and returned to the Marketing and Student Recruitment Office (linkagreements@essex.ac.uk).

New link agreements

Making a change to an existing agreement

Renewing an existing agreement

Institutional approval

The Marketing and Student Recruitment Team will review the proposal.

The Marketing and Student Recruitment Team will carry out an initial due diligence on the proposed institution and submit it to the Dean of Partnerships for outline institutional approval.

Friendship agreements will only require institutional approval only.

Stage 2: academic approval

The relevant Head(s) of Department(s) or their nominees will be asked to give academic approval for the link.

If approval has been received from the relevant Head(s) of Department(s), the proposal will be sent to the relevant Faculty Executive Dean(s) for approval.

Stage 3: development of agreement

An agreement will be produced by the Marketing and Student Recruitment Team, the content of which will be agreed by the link institution, prior to being signed.

Further information

For more information about link agreements and the approval process contact the Marketing and Student Recruitment Office (linkagreements@essex.ac.uk).

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