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Virtuous Credit

What is Virtuous Credit?

Regulation 6.1.3 of the GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND INTEGRATED MASTER’S PROGRAMMES, AU-RSC-16-0382-A states that:

If a candidate has failed 20 credits or fewer in a Stage at a third attempt, the Board of Examiners may substitute concurrently achieved virtuous credit from a pre-determined list approved by Executive Learning and Teaching Committee. 

Substitution is at the discretion of the Examination Board and consideration needs to be given to the Level of the substituted credit and the relevance of the failed credit to the programme learning outcomes. 

A substitute module(s) will be treated as a referred or repeat module(s) and the module pass mark shall be recorded for modules passed.

Which Modules are Approved for Virtuous Credit?

For the 2017-18 academic year, the modules approved by Executive Learning and Teaching Committee as meeting the criteria for possible substitution for failed credit are: 

Approved Modules for Virtuous Credit
Module Code  Module Name  Level Aston Credit Value
 SE2ACW  Delivering a low-carbon World  5  10
 LFA Modules  Languages for All modules - Click here for a full list  4  10


How can I submit a module for approval for Virtuous Credit?

You can submit a module for approval for eligibility as virtuous credit by contacting the Secretary for Executive Learning and Teaching Committee, Sarah Davies. 

Contact

For more information about Virtuous Credit or queries on the Regulations, please contact Adam Hewitt.