Following the University’s decision to develop an integrated approach to curriculum development, this section of the website offers a source of information and advice for staff covering: co-design (programme design and approval); the principles of the integrated curriculum; and timetabling.
The Co-Design event is a key element of the University's Programme Design and Approval Process. Following initial "approval in principle" to develop a new programme. the event can be used in all stages in the design of a programme, product or process, but especially in the initial or conception phase. Our view is that co-design is a critical aspect of programme design because different perspectives, and a productive combination of different perspectives, are needed in order to stimulate creativity and innovation. The introduction of specific creative co-design workshops within the Programme Development and Approvals Process provides an opportunity for a range of different stakeholders to jointly explore and articulate their needs/opinions and to jointly develop and create solutions drawing on a diversity of experience and expertise. The key benefit of such creative approaches is that they support the University to develop innovative and original provision.
For more information, see the Programme Design and Approval Handbook
In the various fora and presentations undertaken, the Integrated Curriculum has been described as:
An Integrated Curriculum may also:
In support of this, the following aspects have been woven into the curriculum templates:
For information on the principles behind the University's process, and a schedule of actions and responsibilities, please see:
Timetabling: Core Principles, 2019/20.