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Academic Handbook

This Academic Handbook comprises a set of academic policies and procedures that support the University's academic quality assurance and enhancement activities relating to its taught and research degree programmes.

These academic policies and procedures reflect relevant strategies of the University.  They have been mapped against the expectations of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education to ensure compliance with the external framework.

For further information and guidance on the policies and procedures below, as well as any related forms, please see the relevant tile on the QEO homepage.

CONTENTS 2015/16

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PART A: CURRICULUM DESIGN, APPROVAL, EVALUATION AND REVIEW

 Programme Design, Approval, Amendment, Review and Withdrawal 2015/16 versionHelen Sharman (QEO)
 Work Based and Placement Learning updated August 2014Ian Boardman (SLD)
 Always listening: connecting with our students  2015/16

Dr Sam Grogan

 

Programme Monitoring and Enhancement Procedure (PMEP) 2014/15

Annual Programme Monitoring and Enhancement (APME) Procedure [2014/15 for selected collaborative provision only]

Helen Sharman (QEO)

 
 Consideration of Reports from Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) 2013/14 versionHelen Sharman (QEO)
  
 

PART B: ADMISSIONS AND RETENTION

 Admissions and Retention PolicyJennie Coates (MSR)
 Personal TutoringJanet Lloyd (QEO)
 Student Engagement, Participation and Attendance PolicyDr Sam Grogan
 Personal Development PlanningHelen Parker
 

PART C: ASSESSMENT

 

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2016/17

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2015/16

Alison Jones (QEO)
 Assessment and Feedback for Taught Awards (updated September 2016)Annette Cooke (QEO)
 Personal Mitigating Circumstances (updated September 2016)Annette Cooke (QEO)
 Boards of Examiners for All Taught Programmes (updated September 2016)Annette Cooke (QEO)
 External Examining for all Taught Programmes  (updated September 2016)Annette Cooke (QEO)
 Academic Appeals Procedure (updated September 2016)Annette Cooke (QEO)
   

PART D: STUDENT CONDUCT

 Student Disciplinary ProcedureRichard Clemens (QEO)
 

Fitness to Practise Procedure

Richard Clemens (QEO)
 Academic Misconduct ProcedureRichard Clemens (QEO)
 Fitness to Study ProcedureFaye Walters
   

PART E: RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

 

Research Award Regulations 2016/17

Research Award Regulations 2015/16

Jo Cresswell (R&E)

 Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degrees 2015/16

Tracie Davies (R&E)

   

PART F: MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF SCHOOLS

 Scheme of Academic Governance Alison Jones (QEO)
 Strategic School Review Scheme [policy in abeyance until at least 2015/16]-
   

PART G: PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVE PROVISION

 Collaborative Provision Procedures Jayne Langlands(QEO)
   

PART H: RELATED PUBLICATIONS

 

Student Complaints Procedure

Annette Cooke (QEO)

 Academic Roles Manual: Academic Role Descriptions and Expectations of Academic Standards Julie Woosey (HR)
 Committee Handbook Stewart Smith-Langridge
 Student Interruptions and Withdrawals PolicyAnnette Cooke(QEO)
 Student Pregnancy, Maternity, New Parenthood & Adoption
Policy
 
Polly Smith(SLD)
 

Observation of Teaching Policy (See Note 2 below)

Helen Sharman
Janet Lloyd (QEO)
 Notes 
 For more information about the Observation of Teaching please see the Observation of Teaching Blackboard site. This can be found on Blackboard under “My Organisations”: select “Academic & Research Staff Development” - select “Observation of Teaching” from left hand menu - click “Observation of Teaching” folder. This folder includes:
- The Observation of Teaching Policy
- The Code of Practice
- Answers to frequently asked questions 
- Observation of Teaching Process (flowchart) 
- An Optional Template for use in observations
- Links to staff development resources 
 

Any general comments or queries regarding the Academic Handbook should be directed to the Head of Quality and Enhancement in the first instance.  Queries about specific documents within the handbook should be directed to the appropriate contact person identified in the relevant document.