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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 2017/18        

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PART A: CURRICULUM DESIGN, APPROVAL, EVALUATION AND REVIEW        

  Programme Design, Approval, Amendment, Review and Withdrawal  Helen Sharman
  Work Based and Placement Learning  Tim Ward
  Always listening: connecting with our students 

Dr Sam Grogan

 

Programme Monitoring and Enhancement Procedure (PMEP)

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

Helen Sharman

 
  Consideration of Reports from Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs)  Helen Sharman 
   
 

PART B: ADMISSIONS AND RETENTION        

 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) PolicyRuth Potts
  Admissions and Retention Policy Joanna Haran
  Personal Tutoring Janet Lloyd
  Student Engagement, Participation and Attendance Policy Dr Sam Grogan
  Personal Development Planning Helen Parker
 

PART C: ASSESSMENT        

 

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2018/19

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2017/18

Alison Jones 
  Assessment and Feedback Policy Annette Cooke
  Personal Mitigating Circumstances Annette Cooke
  Boards of Examiners for All Taught Programmes Annette Cooke
  External Examining for all Taught Programmes Helen Sharman
  Academic Appeals Procedure  Annette Cooke
     

PART D: STUDENT CONDUCT        

  Student Disciplinary Procedure Richard Clemens
 

Fitness to Practise Procedure

Richard Clemens
  Academic Misconduct Procedure Richard Clemens
  Fitness to Study Procedure Polly Smith
     

PART E: RESEARCH PROGRAMMES        

 

Research Award Regulations 2018/19

Research Award Regulations 2017/18

Jo Cresswell

  Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degrees 2018/19

Tracie Davies

     

PART F: MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF SCHOOLS        

  Scheme of Academic Governance Alison Jones 
     

PART G: PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVE PROVISION        

  Collaborative Provision Procedures  Jayne Langlands
     

PART H: RELATED PUBLICATIONS        

 

Student Complaints Procedure

Annette Cooke

  Academic Roles Manual: Academic Role Descriptions and Expectations of Academic Standards  Julie Woosey
  Committee Handbook Martin Toner
  Student Interruptions and Withdrawals Policy Annette Cooke
  Student Pregnancy, Maternity, New Parenthood & Adoption
Policy
 
Polly Smith
 

Observation of Teaching Policy (See Note 2 below)        

Helen Sharman
Janet Lloyd
  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.