The university's academic regulations are designed to ensure the university is able to fulfil its responsibilities under the Articles of Government in exercising its degree awarding powers.
Academic Regulations (Taught Degrees)
The University keeps its Academic Regulations under review to ensure that they continue to be fit for purpose, reflect good practice in the sector and comply with legislation and other relevant external guidelines.
2023/24 Academic Regulations (Taught Programmes)
The 2023/24 Academic Regulations can be accessed here. These regulations will apply to new and continuing students. In June 2023, Academic Board approved a minor change to these regulations to specifically make reference to artificial intelligence within malpractice regulations.
Please note the 2022/23 Academic Regulations can be accessed here and will continue to apply to students undertaking resits over the Summer 2023.
Academic Procedures and Processes (Taught Degrees)
The Academic Procedures and Processes (including the Procedures and Processes for Collaborative Provision) expand on the Academic Regulations, providing more detail about how the Academic Regulations operate in practice.
A summary of changes to the University Regulations (the one change described above) and Academic Procedures and Processes is available here.
The Academic Procedures and Processes contains the following:
Academic Board Approved Variations to Academic Regulations for Specific Programmes
University Qualification and Level Descriptors
University Wide Grade Descriptors
Procedures Governing the Marking and Moderation of Assessments
The Conduct of Assessment
Policy and Procedures Governing Academic Malpractice
Extenuating Circumstances Procedures
The Conduct and Operation of Assessment Boards
Transcripts and Certificates
External Examiners to include:
Academic Appeals Procedures
Procedure for the award of Credit for Prior Learning (APL)
Degree and Award Ceremony Procedures
4 Week Rule Procedures
Emergency Academic Regulations (April 2020)
In April 2020, the University approved a set of Emergency Regulations to cover the initial period impacted by the Covid19 pandemic (seeing out the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year). Any continuing student who studied modules counting towards final award clasification in the period March-August 2020 will continue to have the April 2020 Emergency Regulations applied when calculating the award classification (discounting modules studies in this period from the award calculation and the better profile awarded - this or the standard profile).
Academic Regulations (POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES)
Quality and Standards also has pages dedicated to External Examiners and Collaborative Provision