Developing scholarly partnerships between universities and colleges


Jonathan Simmons, Independent HE consultant.


This short guidance note summarises briefly the literature on what makes for a successful HE partnership between a university and a college. It then identifies recommendations for both colleges and universities on how university-college higher education partnerships can further develop their support for scholarly activity. It is aimed primarily at institutions but can be used by individual practitioners. The recommendations are based on previous research carried out by the author and commissioned by the Association of Colleges.


Simmons J. (2018), Guidance Note on Scholarly Partnerships, The Scholarship Framework. Digital resource available here -


I would like to acknowledge the generosity of the interviewees for their time and openness in their responses for the original report.