Purpose of the Committee

Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC) is a sub-committee of the Learning and Teaching Committee. It has a remit that spans the development and security of all academic University Regulations and the maintenance of academic standards.  RSC ensures consistent academic standards across the University through monitoring, review, and enhancement of the University’s regulatory framework, taking into account the implications of external bodies, policy, and changes in University strategy and practice.

Waivers of Regulations

RSC is responsible for considering requests for waivers of regulations. You can find more information about waiver of regulations here.

If you wish to apply for a waiver of regulations, please visit the Waiver of Regulations Applications page.

Exemptions to Regulations

RSC is also responsible for considering requests to exempt programmes from University regulations. If you wish to apply for an exemption to regulations, please contact Adam Hewitt.

Reports to

Committees and Groups that report to this Committee

RSC operates a number of working groups to review specific regulatory issues, varying on a year-to-year basis. In 2021/22, the following working groups fall within the remit of RSC:

  • Degree Algorithm & Borderline Calculations Working Group
  • Moderation Regulations Working Group
  • Micro-Credentials Working Group
  • Exceptional Circumstances Logistics Working Group

Membership and Terms of Reference

You can find a full Membership list in the document below, or you can view members by area in the table further down this page.

You can find more details information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below.

RSC Chair and Secretary
ChairProfessor Chris Langley
Deputy ChairAdam Hewitt
SecretaryAdam Hewitt
RSC Membership by Area Represented
Area RepresentedMember
BSS Emma Szurminski
HLSHelen Cameron
EDU Adam Hewitt
EPSDavid Leach
HLSChris Langley
BSSGayatri Patel
PASC RepresentativeOlivia Hunt
Student and Academic ServicesAlison Levey
Students' Union (Education)Adora Wong
Students' UnionRichard Broome
Students' Union (Welfare)Sana Azhar

Membership of Working Groups by Area Represented

Degree Algorithm & Borderline Calculations Working Group



EDUAdam Hewitt
BSSGayatri Patel
BSSLara Gee
EPSDavid Leach
HLSChris Langley (Chair)
HLSAlan Goddard
HLSAmy Sheppard
Careers & PlacementsTBC
Student's UnionTBC

Moderation Regulations Working Group

ChairGoudi Poursharif
BSSGayatri Patel
BSSLara Gee
BSSChris Umfreville
EDUAdam Hewitt
EPSPanos Doss
EPSPatrick Geoghegan
HLSAlan Goddard
HLSRobert Nash

Micro-Credentials Working Group



ChairAdam Hewitt
BSSKeith Schofield
EPSGoudi Poursharif
HLSRachel Shaw
HLSTrevor Knight
OperationsSimon Willans
QualityDeborah Trayhurn
Careers & PlacementsJulie Stonall
MarketingEmma Mason

Exceptional Circumstances Logistics Working Group



Co-ChairSuki Phull
Co-ChairEmma Szurminski
BSSLara Gee
BSSGayatri Patel
BSSHayley Holdcroft
BSSNikki Jones
EDUAdam Hewitt
EPSVicky Bond
EPSDiane Markley
EPSFred Gallagher
HLSLucy Russell
HLSSarah Jones
CSSKirsty Howard
CSSCharlotte Tench
RSC Meetings

This committee meets a minimum of four times per academic year, with additional meetings scheduled as and when required.

Dates for 2022/23

This committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

Date TimeRoom
6 September 202210:30 - 12:30MS Teams
16 November 202210:00 - 13:00MS Teams
15 March 202310:00 - 13:00MS Teams
11 May 202310:00 - 14:00TBC

News and Updates

The dates for the 2022/23 Exam Board Briefings have been confirmed as:

Exam Board Briefings

Wednesday 23rd November 202214:00 – 15:30MS Teams
Thursday 12th January 202311:00 – 12:30MS Teams
Wednesday 10th May 202314:00 – 15:30MS Teams
Tuesday 16th May 202314:00 – 15:30MS Teams

Exam Board Briefings for both UG and PG boards are now combined and delivered in a single session, so please feel free to attend any session for which you are available.

Resources (login required)

Previous Meeting Minutes:

For past minutes of this meeting please click here.

Useful Documents:

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University Committee System 

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