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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 2019/20              

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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) Policy Ruth Potts
  Admissions and Retention Policy Joanna Haran
  Applicant and Student Criminal Convictions 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 2019/20

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2018/19

Alison Jones
 

Assessment and Feedback Policy 2019/20

Assessment and Feedback Policy 2018/19

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                

 

Academic Regulations for Research Awards 2019/20

Research Award Regulations 2018/19

Research Award Regulations 2017/18

Jo Cresswell

 

Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes 2019/20

Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes 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 Pregnancy, Maternity, New Parenthood & Adoption
Policy
 
Polly Smith
  Student Protection Plan  
  Student Refund and Compensation Policy Alison Jones
  Student Interruptions and Withdrawals Policy Annette Cooke
 

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.