Wider impact of withdrawal
The withdrawal of a programme can have broader impact, beyond the School portfolio of programmes and the University’s academic footprint: it can have implications for the higher education sector. Controversy surrounding the withdrawal of programmes in specialist areas is an example of the way in which institutions can unexpectedly become the focus of media attention. It is important that the University is prepared for such an eventuality, and that the appropriate communications processes are followed.
Advice should be sought from Marketing and Communications on the way in which communications should be managed. Should a School become the focus of external attention, all external enquiries should be directed to Marketing and Communications.