Purpose of the Committee

Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC) is a sub-committee of the University 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 2023/24, the following working groups fall within the remit of RSC:

  • Degree Algorithm & Borderline Calculations 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 detailed 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
HLSMark Pearson
EDU Adam Hewitt
EPSDavid Leach
EPSGoudarz Poursharif
HLSChris Langley
BSSGayatri Patel
PADSC RepresentativeOlivia Hunt
Graduate SchoolYvonne Henderson
Student and Academic ServicesJames Holmes
Students' UnionRichard Broome
Students' Union (Education)Adora Wong
Students' Union (Welfare)Kirsty Allan

Membership of Working Groups by Area Represented

Degree Algorithm & Borderline Calculations Working Group



EDUAdam Hewitt
BSSGayatri Patel
EPSDavid Leach
HLSChris Langley (Chair)
HLSAlan Goddard
HLSAmy Sheppard

Moderation Regulations Working Group

ChairGoudi Poursharif
BSSGayatri Patel
BSSChris Umfreville
EDUAdam Hewitt
EPSPanos Doss
HLSAlan Goddard
HLSAmy Sheppard


RSC Meetings

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

Dates for 2023/24

This committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

Date TimeRoom
13 September 202310:00 - 12:00MS Teams
22 November 202310:00 - 13:00MS Teams
12 March 202410:00 - 13:00MS Teams
15 May 202410:00 - 14:00TBC

Exam Board Briefing Sessions

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

Thursday 30th November 202314:00 – 15:30MS Teams
Wednesday 10th January 202410:00 – 11:30MS Teams
Thursday 9th May 202411:00 – 12:30MS Teams
Tuesday 14th May 202413:00 – 14:30MS 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. New and existing External Examiners are also welcome to attend.

Resources (login required)

Previous Meeting Minutes:

For past minutes of this meeting please click here.

Useful Documents:

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