Education Regulations, Policy and Guidance

To supplement the University's Charter, Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University and University Strategy and Regulations, wide-ranging and detailed regulations, policy and guidance has been established, covering learning, teaching and assessment.

Strategy and Vision

DocumentOwned byLast approved
University Education Strategy (2017-23)  University Education Committee February 2017
University Learning and Teaching Strategy University Education Committee September 2015
Student Partnership Vision (2015-2020) University Education Committee January 2015

Principles

DocumentOwned byLast approved
Summary Principles for the Award of Modular Undergraduate Degrees University Undergraduate Studies Committee May 2016
Institutional Principles for Assessment and Feedback in Taught Programmes

University Undergraduate Studies Committee and
University Graduate Studies Committee

June 2015
Framework for the return of feedback to students on their work

University Undergraduate Studies Committee and
University Graduate Studies Committee

February 2017

Regulations

DocumentOwned byLast approved

Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes - assessment, progression and the award of a qualification

University Academic Quality and Standards Committee June 2018
 Regulations for Specific Programmes University Academic Quality and Standards Committee  June 2018
 Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes University Academic Quality and Standards Committee  June 2018
 Regulations and Code of Practice for Educational Collaborative Arrangements University Academic Quality and Standards Committee  February 2017
 Examination Regulations University Academic Quality and Standards Committee  June 2018

 Policies

DocumentOwned byLast approved
Personal Tutoring Policy (PDF, 282kB) University Education Committee January 2018
University Policy on Academic Integrity (PDF, 312kB) University Education Committee March 2019
Access to Exam Scripts Policy (PDF, 212kB)
University Learning and Teaching Committee  October 2019
Student Engagement Policy (PDF, 187kB) Senate Sept 2020
Policy on Construction of Optional Unit Lists (PDF, 85kB) University Education Committee January 2018
Dissertations in taught postgraduate programmes* University Academic Quality and Standards Committee June 2018
Dual and Joint Doctoral Awards University Graduate Studies Committee June 2013
Intercalation* University Academic Quality and Standards Committee June 2014
Recognition of Prior Learning in taught programmes* University Academic Quality and Standards Committee

June 2018

Postgraduate Research Students Who Teach University Graduate Studies Committee October 2014
Code of Practice for Student Representation for Taught Students (PDF, 250kB) University Student Experience Committee Sept 2020
PGR Student Representation Code of Practice (PDF, 151kB) University Student Experience Committee June 2016
Study Abroad in Undergraduate Programmes* University Undergraduate Studies Committee June 2014
Policy on Study Costs for Taught Programmes (PDF, 97kB) Applicant and Student Information Oversight Group September 2020
Code of Practice for Surveying Students at the University of Bristol Student Survey Approval Panel  June 2015
Student Transfer between Undergraduate Programmes and Units of the University University Undergraduate Studies Committee December 2016

Student Protection Plan (PDF, 146kB)

Applicant and Student Information Oversight Group June 2020

University Policy for Unit Evaluation 2020-21 (Office document, 75kB)

University Learning and Teaching Committee   September 2020
University Policy for Student Digital Equity (PDF, 199kB) Applicant and Student Information Oversight Group September 2020
Recording Educational Activities Policy (PDF, 167kB) Applicant and Student Information Oversight Group September 2020

 * denotes part of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

The Teaching Expecations of Research Staff, developed by Academic Staff Development, is also available.

Policies - relating to the quality framework

DocumentOwned byLast approved
‌Education Action Plan Policy University Academic Quality and Standards Committee March 2020
External Examining of taught programmes University Academic Quality and Standards Committee June 2018

University Quality Team

University Academic Quality and Standards Committee May 2019
Policy for Periodic Programme Revalidation (PDF, 204kB) University Academic Quality and Standards Committee June 2019
Programme Approval Policy (PDF, 137kB) University Education Committee September 2020

 Guidance/Guidelines

DocumentOwned byLast approved
Guidance for annual review of programmes (PDF, 194kB) University Academic Quality and Standards Committee October 2018
Reasonable adjustments to the Assessment of Disabled Students Disability Services June 2014
Designing and providing Distance Learning University Graduate Studies Committee May 2015
Hours of Employment for Undergraduate Students University Undergraduate Studies Committee December 2017
Guidance on the provision of material in advance of teaching (PDF, 502kB) University Education Committee June 2016
Structure of the Academic Year Education Services November 2012
Student Handbooks for Taught Programmes Education Services 2014
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Operation of Boards of Examiners meetings Education Services June 2018
Accompanying Guidance on Study Costs for taught programmes (PDF, 122kB) Education Services June 2018
Procedure where there is a suspicion of contract cheating (PDF, 245kB) University Academic Quality and Standards Committee March 2019

 Common role profiles and committee terms of reference