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New and Revised Student Regulations

General Editorial and Format Changes (all Regulations)

2016/17

CREDIT AND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

> Introduction of the MBChB, Graduate Certificate and MCh Orth awards.
>Changing the qualification level of Foundation Diploma from 0 (zero) to 3 (three).


GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS

> In Appendix 1 “Criteria for the appointment of external examiners”, a new criteria was added as 2. This criteria is:

In addition to the required subject expertise, does the proposed External Examiner have a suitable profile in relation to learning and teaching and are they also likely to have good awareness of the UK Quality Code?

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

> Section 5 “Attendance” has been removed and replaced with “Leave of Absence”. It reads: School Learning and Teaching Committees, or their nominees, may approve a maximum of 24 months leave of absence.”


GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR FOUNDATION DEGREE PROGRAMMES

> Section 4 “Attendance” has been removed and replaced with “Leave of Absence”. It reads:School Learning and Teaching Committees, or their nominees, may approve a maximum of 24 months leave of absence.”

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND INTEGRATED MASTERS PROGRAMMES

> Section 4 “Attendance” has been removed and replaced with “Leave of Absence”. It reads: “School Learning and Teaching Committees, or their nominees, may approve a maximum of 24 months leave of absence.

> Regulation 6.5 is replaced with:

The threshold for condonement of modules shall be 5% below the pass mark. Marks below the threshold may not be condoned. The mark obtained by the student for each condoned module shall be used by the Board of Examiners in calculating the overall mark for the Stage of the programme and/or the student’s degree classification. The student’s transcript shall indicate that the module was passed by condonement.

>The table at 6.6.3 has been amended to provide additional clarification on Options in case of Failure.

> A new Regulation has been included at 9.4:

"Where a student enters Stage F with no marks, the degree classification will be calculated based solely on marks awarded in Stage F.” 

>A new Regulation has been included at 11:

“A student who has been required to withdraw from a programme because of academic failure will not be allowed to re-enrol on that programme.”

IN GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES, FOUNDATION DEGREES, UNDERGRADUATE AND INTEGRATED MASTERS PROGRAMMES AND POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT PROGRAMMES

>Removal of  

‘CHANGES TO PROGRAMMES

The University reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of programmes, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. If the University discontinues any programme, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative programme.

-  statements around changes to programmes are now part of the student Terms and Conditions provided at enrolment.

REGULATIONS ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE

>Introduction of two new regulations as below:

  1. “B2.4  Where the University considers it possible that a criminal offence has been committed the University Disciplinary Procedures will not be used as an alternative to criminal proceedings.”

    “B2.5  Where the University considers it possible that a criminal offence has been committed and where the consequences of finding the accused guilty using the test of the balance of probabilities would have serious repercussions for the accused’s future career prospects and reputation, the University may decide that it is not competent to hear the case.”

    Changes to Regulation C2.1 as below. Any text with a strikethrough has been removed and the italicised is new:

The Academic Offences Officer will be the Associate Dean Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate Programmes and/or the Associate Dean Research, or other delegated member(s) of staff within the School in which a student is enrolled. or the person so designated by the Senate in the case of a student enrolled on an inter-School or collaborative programme.  In a case where the student is studying a module owned by a different School to that in which the student is enrolled, the investigation for plagiarism will be undertaken by the Academic Offences Officer in the School that owns that specific module. The investigating School will keep the appropriate Associate Dean of the home School of the student informed as to progress of the investigation. Where a student is enrolled on a collaborative programme, the investigation will be carried out by the person so designated by Senate.


Regulations are subject to minor clarifications, formatting and up-dating prior to publication. Major changes (if any) will be referred for approval by Senate (by Chair’s action) prior to publication.
 

Changes approved by Senate for 2011-12 onwards

What's new for students 2014-15

What's new for students 2013-14

What's new for students 2012-13

What's new for students 2011-12

Changes before 2011-12

Changes approved by Senate before 2011-12

What's new in General Regulations 2009 | 2010
What's New in Examination and Assessment Regulations 2009 | 2010
What's new in regulations on student discipline 2010