Partners' Handbook Partners' Handbook

Welcome to the UEA Handbook for Partners.  

This year we have redeveloped the Handbook into an online resource.  The aim is to make it easier to access information relating to the establishment and ongoing management of an academic partnership with UEA.

UEA’s relationship with our partner institutions form a vital part of our commitment to widening participation and enhancing higher education opportunities in the region and beyond.

Students studying through partner institutions are a significant component of UEA’s overall student body with around 3000 students registered on UEA validated courses.

UEA works with its partners to maintain and enhance the standards and quality of UEA awards for validated courses.  The Handbook supports this aim through offering advice and guidance on regulations, policy and procedures consistent with the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for higher education.

The Academic Partnerships website ( also contains a range of useful information for partner institutions including:

-       Information on UEA’s partner institutions;

-       Policy documents, information on procedures and regulations;

-       Academic Partnerships staff – contact details and responsibilities.

We hope that you find the site helpful and informative.

Professor Ian Dewing

UEA Academic Director of Partnerships