Regional Teaching Partnerships

For Lancaster's Regional Teaching Partnerships (RTPs) there are a number of policy, procedure and guidance documents which support the delegation of responsibilities agreed for these partnerships.

Consultancy at Regional Teaching Partnerships

Programme Consultants are University staff members who work with Lancaster’s regional teaching partnerships to assist with quality assurance processes relating to programmes validated by the University. The role of Consultant is varied and the depth of involvement changes with the requirements of particular programmes and institutions. Programme Consultants are specialists bringing valuable expertise and experience. They have a key role in maintaining the academic standards and quality of programmes validated by Lancaster.

Information and guidance relating to Consultancy roles and responsibilities is also available within the RTP Consultant Guidance

Programme consultants are required to write a mid-year and end of year report. The report templates for 2021-22 can be downloaded below.

Mid-year report template

End of year report template

The deadline for 2021-22 mid-year report is Friday 17 December 2021 and the deadline for the end of year report is Friday 22 July 2022. Reports should be submitted to Academic Standards and Quality as per the instructions on the report template.

The Academic Standards and Quality team organise Programme Consultancy as part of their work with the regional teaching partnerships.

Consultancy Fees and Expenses


Payments are made at two points in the academic year: the first third after receipt of the mid-year report; and the remaining two thirds after receipt of the end of year report.


Internal Consultants should use the online Web Expenses page for all Travel Claims to and from the partner institutions.

External Consultants should complete a Travel Claim Form. This form should be completed in full and returned in hard-copy, with all associated tickets or receipts to:

Academic Standards and Quality
C Floor, University House
Lancaster University