Amendments to University policy for 2019/20

The University’s current regulations and policies are temporarily qualified by the following documents:

Revised student progression regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 226kB)
This encompasses changes to the regulations govering student progression in undergraduate modular programmes (including conditional progression), taught postgraduate programmes, and students currently on a supplementary year.

Revised undergraduate awards and classification regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 209kB)
This encompasses changes to the regulations govering the award and classification of undergraduate modular degrees, including how the safety net mark is calculated. Separate rules will apply to programmes in Law and may apply to one-year undergraduate programmes, including the International Foundation Programme, other Foundation Programmes and students on intercalating degrees.

Revised undergraduate classification for 2020/21 onwards (PDF, 233kB)
This document sets out the University approach and regulations for the classification of students on modular undergraduate degrees who will be considered for a classified award in 2020/21 and subsequently, where assessment that contributes to degree classification has been affected by COVID-19 in 2019/20.

Revised taught postgraduate classification regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 213kB)
This document sets out the University approach to classifying taught postgraduate degrees, including the dissertation. Separate rules will apply to programmes in Law and may for those individual programmes that have existing specific regulations that cover classification.

Revised extenuating circumstances policy for 2019/20 (PDF, 164kB)
This encompasses changes to the policies covering extenuating circumstances, coursework extensions and absence.

Suspension of studies
The current policy in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes is unchanged, apart from the following modifications:

In addition, in exceptional circumstances, a programme may be suspended due to students not being able to complete required elements, for example, placement or laboratory work. In these circumstances the programme director will assess if required elements can be replaced by suitable alternatives and, if not, request that the programme is suspended until the next academic year. The request will be reviewed by the School Education Director, Faculty Education Director and the Chair of UAQSC for final approval.

Attributing assessment marks from Summer 2020 to units
Where a single assessment replaces assessment that was previously associated with two or more units:

  • the marks achieved in the component parts of the assessment are individually attributed to specific units (i.e. a mark of 64 in part A is attributed to Unit A and a mark of 66 in part B is attributed to Unit B) or
  • the overall mark the student achieves in the assessment is attributed to each relevant unit, (i.e. an overall assessment mark of 65 is attributed to both Unit A and Unit B).