Our new Curriculum Framework - approved by Academic Council


The framework is to ensure that all of our programmes deliver the kind of education we believe is important - education without boundaries - and is a key enabler of our new university strategy.

Over the past year, we have been developing a Curriculum Framework for our programmes for implementation in 2021/22 and this was approved by Academic Council on 23 June 2021.

The purpose of the framework is to ensure that all of our programmes deliver the kind of education that we believe is important and which is in line with our values as an organisation. It is a key enabler of our new University Strategy 2030 and will support the work of our Student Success, Inclusivity and Culture and Connected and Sustainable Campuses strategic priorities.

The dimensions of the framework are:

  • Inclusivity
  • Personalised learning
  • Employment-focused & Industry-led
  • International
  • Student-informed
  • Research and pedagogy-informed
  • Wellbeing and
  • Sustainable development.

The framework will be used when considering the design of new programmes and for reviewing and revising existing programmes. Programme Approval Committee (PAC) will provide feedback on how the programme team envisage the programme meeting the dimensions at the authorisation stage. The Curriculum Framework will be part of a curriculum design workshop offered to the development team for all new programmes. Fit to the framework will also be considered by approval panels. For 2022/23 the framework will also be incorporated into Annual Programme Reviews.

Over 100 staff from across all Faculties, Directorates and GSU have been contributing to the development of the framework as part of the working groups for each dimension and we would like to thank everyone for their valuable contributions.

You can view the Curriculum Framework and watch a short video about the framework.

If you have any questions about the framework, please contact

Current staff