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New Policy on Contact Hours

(19 May 2017)

At the recent Common Awards Management Board, a new policy on contact hours was agreed. The new policy, which now goes under the heading ‘learning hours’, was developed with the aim of simplifying the choices available to TEIs, and reducing the bureaucracy involved in making changes.

Read the new Common Awards policy on learning hours.

The key things to note are:

  • that the introduction of this policy does not require you to change any of your existing patterns of learning hours;
  • that when you do want to change the pattern of learning hours for any module in future, your TEI Management Committee will be able to approve any pattern that complies with the new policy; and
  • that you will not need to seek approval in advance from Durham for such changes (though we will monitor them retrospectively, as explained in the policy).

The new policy comes into immediate effect, so that there is an opportunity for your TEI Management Committee to approve changes to learning hours in time for the coming academic year.

If you have any questions about the new policy, please contact the Common Awards Team.

Common Awards Contacts


Telephone: 0191 33 43180 / 0191 33 43139