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1 Introduction EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT Amendments made to the University s academic regulations for academic session The purpose of this paper is to provide a list of the amendments that have been made to the University s academic regulations for academic session A concise list of all amendments made to each section of the regulatory framework is attached at Appendix 1. 2 The Regulations Committee is accountable to Quality Committee for ensuring that the University s academic regulations remain valid, reliable and up-to-date, and that they are consistently applied across the University. Academic Development is the professional service area with responsibility for the overall maintenance of the University's academic regulations. Quality Committee approved in November 2007 the following professional service areas as being responsible for maintaining the following sections of the University's academic regulations: a) Section A: General Regulations, Quality Enhancement Services (now Academic Development). b) Section B: Undergraduate Regulations, Quality Enhancement Services (now Academic Development). c) Section C: Taught Master s Regulations, Quality Enhancement Services (now Academic Development). d) Section D: Research Degree Regulations, Graduate School. e) Mitigating Circumstances and Academic Appeals Regulations, Registry Services (now Student Affairs). f) Student Disciplinary Regulations, Secretariat Services (now Student Affairs). 3 The above sections of the University's academic regulations applicable for session are available on the University s web pages via the following link: 4 To ensure that the current edition of each section of the University s academic regulations is being used, the system of version control introduced in has been continued. The out-going and in-coming edition identifiers for each section are included within this paper for ease of reference. Approving University academic regulations for Quality Committee will be asked to formally approve the University s academic regulations for academic session at its meeting on 28 May The Regulations Committee will therefore receive proposals to amend specific regulations from a formally constituted University committee at its meeting on 27 April Any proposals should be received by the Clerk to the Committee by the following dates in order to ensure that they can be considered on the meeting dates shown: Amendments to regulations docx Page 1 of 18

2 Regulations Committee meeting date Papers submission date Monday 22 September 2009 Friday 11 September 2009 Tuesday 1 December 2009 Friday 20 November 2009 Tuesday 9 February 2010 Friday 29 January 2010 Tuesday 27 April 2010 Friday 16 April 2010 Exemptions to University academic regulations 6 Regulation A5.5 enables module and programme leaders to apply in exceptional circumstances for an exemption to specific regulations. The 20-Credit Handbook (page 31, paragraph 24) indicates that all programmes will operate the standard University regulations for the appropriate award and that exemptions to University regulations will be approved in the very few situations where a case is made and accepted (for example, to meet professional body requirements). 7 Module or programme leaders wishing to seek an exemption to a University academic regulation are required to submit a rationale and the proposed variation to the regulation to their Faculty Quality Committee for endorsement and authorised submission to the Regulations Committee for formal approval. Proposals which have not been approved by a Faculty Quality Committee will not be accepted by the Clerk to the Regulations Committee. Proposals should be received by the Clerk for consideration by the Committee by the dates listed in paragraph 5. AG Horsburgh Clerk to the Regulations Committee 1 July 2009 (Following decision by Regulations Committee the first sentence in paragraph 7 was updated by V Heathwood as Clerk to the Regulations Committee) Amendments to regulations docx Page 2 of 18

3 Amendments made to the University s academic regulations for academic session Section A: General Regulations. 1. Service area responsible for this section: Academic Development. 2. The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee in June This edition can be identified by APPROVED JUNE 2008 within the document header and Section A within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 28 April This edition can be identified by APPROVED APRIL 2009 within the document header and Section A within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations to take effect from midnight on 6 September 2009, all of which have been approved by the Regulations Committee, are: a) The University title has been amended throughout Section A to read Edinburgh Napier University. b) Amend Regulation A3.1f) to read: end of second sentence, add: or mode of study. fourth sentence, delete: and in any mode of study c) Insert new Regulation A3.1o)i) and renumber existing Regulations A3.1o)i) and ii) accordingly: the module listed is at a lower SCQF level than the module to which a student is seeking admission d) Insert new Regulation A3.1u) and renumber existing Regulations A3.1v) and w) accordingly: Suspended study. A period of suspended study may be requested by a student and agreed through discussion with their programme leader. The maximum period of time that a student is permitted to suspend their studies is two years. In discussing a period of suspended study the student and programme leader will agree the point within the delivery of a module that study can be suspended and the point within the academic year that studies may be resumed. During a period of suspended study a student remains as a matriculated student of the University, continues to benefit from University services and to be governed by the University s academic regulations. While on suspended study a student s academic record will continue to be monitored by the appropriate Programme Board of Examiners to ensure that assessment requirements, assessment attempts or assessment opportunities in place at the point when study is suspended remain unchanged until study is resumed. Amendments to regulations docx Page 3 of 18

4 e) Insert new Regulation A4.1e)vi) and vii) and renumber existing Regulations A4.1e)vi), vii), and viii) accordingly: Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) (SCQF level 8); Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) (SCQF level 8); f) Amend Regulation A4.11f) to read: in addition and where appropriate the certificate of award will record an approved endorsement; i) that the programme of study was in the sandwich mode; ii) that the award is made with distinction; iii) that the award is made with an honours classification; iv) indicating the date when the award was achieved. g) Amend Regulation A9.4b) to read: whether the standards of student performance are properly judged against the level set h) Delete Regulations A9.5 and A9.6 and replace with: If an external examiner is unable to attend a meeting of a Board of Examiners their views must be communicated to the Convenor of the Board prior to the meeting and such views will inform the meeting appropriately. The formal written minute of a Board of Examiners must record the views submitted by the approved external examiner and the means by which appropriate account has been given to such views. In the event that an external examiner declines or is unable to submit their views prior to the meeting this must be recorded in the formal written minute. i) Renumber existing Regulations A9.7 and A9.8 accordingly. j) Delete Regulation A and renumber existing Regulations A to A accordingly. k) Amend existing Regulation A10.2.9c)i) (renumbered Regulation A10.2.8c)i)) to read: deciding if a student will: i) progress to the next stage of study on their current programme or transfer to the next stage of study on another programme providing that the student has met the admission requirements for that programme l) Amend Regulation A11.2 to read: All programmes of study offered by the University will be subject to formal review in accordance with the University s Quality Framework. Amendments to regulations docx Page 4 of 18

5 Section B: Undergraduate Regulations. APPENDIX 1 5. Service area responsible for this section: Academic Development. 6. The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee in June This edition can be identified by APPROVED JUNE 2008 within the document header and Section B within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 28 April This edition can be identified by APPROVED APRIL 2009 within the document header and Section B within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations to take effect from midnight on 6 September 2009, all of which have been approved by the Regulations Committee, are: a) Delete Regulation B2.1f) and replace with: Stage. As defined in Regulation A3.1t) a stage of study is a grouping of modules studied by a student at any given time. i) A programme of study leading to the award of a certificate of higher education has one stage of study containing 120 credits. The award regulation for a certificate of higher education is defined in Regulation B3.4. ii) A programme of study leading to the award of a diploma of higher education has two stages of study with each stage containing 120 credits. The award regulation for a diploma of higher education is defined in Regulation B3.6. iii) A programme of study leading to the award of a Foundation Degree has three stages of study with the first and second stages each containing 120 credits and the third containing 60 credits. The award regulation for a Foundation Degree is defined in Regulation B3.8. iv) A programme of study leading to the award of a bachelor s degree has three stages of study with each stage containing 120 credits. The award regulation for a bachelor s degree is defined in Regulation B3.9. v) A programme of study leading to the award of a graduate certificate has one stage of study containing a minimum of 60 credits. The award regulation for a graduate certificate is defined in Regulation B3.11. vi) vii) A programme of study leading to the award of a graduate diploma has one stage of study containing 120 credits. The award regulation for a graduate diploma is defined in Regulation B3.13. A programme of study leading to the award of a bachelor s degree with honours has four stages of study with each stage containing 120 credits. The award regulation for a bachelor s degree with honours is defined in Regulation B3.15. Amendments to regulations docx Page 5 of 18

6 b) Insert new Regulation B3.8 and renumber existing Regulations B3.9 to B3.14 accordingly: A Foundation Degree will be awarded to a student who has satisfied all programme specific requirements and gained a minimum of 300 credits of which: a) a minimum of 120 credits are at SCQF level 8 or above, and b) a minimum of 120 credits are at SCQF level 7 or above. c) Amend existing Regulation B3.10 (renumbered Regulation B3.11) to read: A graduate certificate will be awarded to a student who has satisfied the requirements of Regulation B4.4, all programme specific requirements and gained a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 9 or above. d) Amend existing Regulation B3.12 (renumbered Regulation B3.13) to read: A graduate diploma will be awarded to a student who has satisfied the requirements of Regulation B4.4, all programme specific requirements and gained a minimum of 120 credits at SCQF level 9 or above. e) Insert new Regulation B3.16 and renumber existing Regulations B3.15 to B3.18 accordingly): A bachelor s degree with honours will be awarded to a student progressing from an Edinburgh Napier University Foundation Degree who has satisfied all programme specific requirements and gained a minimum of 180 credits of which: a) a minimum of 100 credits are at SCQF level 10, of which a minimum of 40 credits are derived from a dissertation or final year project, and; b) a minimum of 80 credits are at SCQF level 9 or above. f) Amend existing Regulation B3.15 (renumbered Regulation B3.17) to read: The calculation of the classification of honours will be based on 180 credits, to include a minimum of 100 credits at SCQF level 10, of which a minimum of 40 credits are derived from a dissertation or final year project, plus all remaining SCQF level 10 credit and the best SCQF level 9 credit achieved to gain a total of 180 credits. g) Amend existing Regulation B3.18 (renumbered Regulation B3.20) to read: The minimum number and level of credit to be achieved by a student whilst registered as a student of Edinburgh Napier University having entered a programme of study with recognised prior learning and before being presented for an award of the University listed in Regulation A4.1a), b) and e) is as follows: a) A certificate of higher education will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.4, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 7 or above. b) A certificate of higher education with distinction will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.5, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum overall average of at least 65 per cent across all of the 60 credits. If more than the minimum of 60 credits has been achieved, the distinction calculation will be based on an overall average of at least 65 per cent in the best 60 credits achieved at SCQF level 7 or above. Amendments to regulations docx Page 6 of 18

7 c) A diploma of higher education will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.6, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 8 or above. d) A diploma of higher education with distinction will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.7, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum overall average of at least 65 per cent across all of the 60 credits. If more than the minimum of 60 credits has been achieved, the distinction calculation will be based on an overall average of at least 65 per cent in the best 60 credits achieved at SCQF level 8 or above. e) A bachelor s degree will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.9, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 9 or above. f) A bachelor s degree with distinction will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.10, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum overall average of at least 65 per cent across all of the 60 credits. If more than the minimum of 60 credits has been achieved, the distinction calculation will be based on an overall average of at least 65 per cent in the best 60 credits achieved at SCQF level 9 or above. g) A bachelor s degree with honours will be awarded to a student who has met the requirements of Regulation B3.15, satisfied all programme specific requirements and achieved a minimum of 120 credits at SCQF levels 9 and 10, of which a minimum of 100 credits are at SCQF level 10, of which a minimum of 40 credits are derived from a dissertation or final year project. The calculation of the classification of honours will be based on 120 credits, to include a minimum of 100 credits at SCQF level 10, of which a minimum of 40 credits are derived from a dissertation or final year project, plus all remaining SCQF level 10 credit and the best SCQF level 9 credit achieved to gain a total of 120 credits. h) Amend Regulation B7.1.2 to read: Programmes of study leading to the award of an Integrated Master of Engineering and the award of an Integrated Master in Science have five stages of study with each stage containing 120 credits. The award regulation for an Integrated Master of Engineering and an Integrated Master in Science is defined in Regulation B i) Delete Regulation B j) Regulation B8.2.1c)i): Delete Objective Structured Clinical Examination and amend to read competence-based assessment and/or portfolio. Amendments to regulations docx Page 7 of 18

8 k) Insert new Regulation B8.2.1c)ii) and renumber existing Regulation B8.2.1c)ii) accordingly: Midwifery Practice modules are designed to enable a student to achieve a level of performance as prescribed by NMC. Practice modules are delivered in an approved placement learning location under the supervision of an approved due regard NMC registrant. Practice modules are assessed using competencebased assessment, and / or portfolio and a student will be awarded a mark. l) Regulation B8.2.1d)iii): Delete respectively from the last sentence. m) Regulation B8.2.1g): Add new penultimate sentence: Students will be awarded either a pass or fail grade. n) Regulation B8.2.1h): Add and included in the programme specification at the end of the final sentence. o) Regulation B8.3.3: Delete reference to Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery as this award is no longer offered. p) Regulations B and B8.3.11: Delete both regulations as there are no students prior to September 2006 wanting to study Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery. q) Renumber existing Regulation B to B accordingly. r) Delete Regulation B as it is a repeat of Regulation B s) Renumber existing Regulation B and B (renumbered Regulations B and B8.3.15) accordingly. t) Insert new Regulation B8.4.3: In accordance with NMC requirements, only students who are Registered Nurses (Adult) can be admitted with advanced standing into the shortened route programme of study leading to an award of a Bachelor of Midwifery. u) Amend existing Regulation B8.5.4 to become new Regulation B v) Amend existing Regulations B8.5.3 (renumbered Regulation B8.5.4), B8.5.5 (renumbered B8.5.5) and Regulation B8.5.8 (renumbered B8.5.10): Delete midwifery or. Amendments to regulations docx Page 8 of 18

9 w) Insert new Regulation B8.5.6: To pass a midwifery practice module at the first attempt, a student must achieve a module mark of 40 per cent or above. The module mark will be derived from the component or components of assessment. a) If only one component is used a component mark of 40 per cent or above must be achieved. b) If two components are used the module mark will be based on the weighted marks achieved for each component of assessment, and no individual mark for a component of assessment may fall below 40 per cent. c) A mark of 40 per cent or above must be achieved for each individual element of any component of assessment. x) Insert new Regulation B8.5.7: A student will be awarded merit in a midwifery practice module by achieving a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the module. y) Renumber existing Regulations B8.5.6 to B8.5.8 as B8.5.8 to B z) Insert new Regulation B8.5.11: To pass at reassessment, a student enrolled on a midwifery practice module must achieve a minimum overall module mark of 40 per cent. a) If only one component of reassessment is used, a student must achieve a minimum mark of 40 per cent in that component. b) If two components are used a student must achieve 40 per cent in each component. c) A mark of 40 per cent or above must be achieved for each individual element of any component of assessment. d) The overall mark for a reassessed module will be capped at 40 per cent. aa) Amend Regulation B9.3.12b) to read: A minimum of 100 credits are from Section C: Taught Master s Regulations. 9. Service area responsible for this section: Academic Development. 10. The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee in June This edition can be identified by APPROVED JUNE 2008 within the document header and Section C within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 28 April This edition can be identified by APPROVED APRIL 2009 within the document header and Section C within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations. No changes to this section of the regulatory framework have been approved by the Regulations Committee for implementation in Amendments to regulations docx Page 9 of 18

10 Section D: Research Degree Regulations. APPENDIX Service area responsible for this section: Graduate School. 14. The out-going edition was approved by the Higher Degrees Committee on 18 March This edition can be identified by APPROVED JULY 2008 within the document header and Section D within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Higher Degrees Committee on 25 June This edition can be identified by APPROVED JUNE within the document header and Section D within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations to take effect from midnight on 28 September 2008, all of which have been approved by the Higher Degrees Committee, are: a) D2 Definitions D2.1 Delete(e) and replace with: e) Master of Arts by Research (MARes); f) Master of Science by Research (MScRes); Add: g) Doctor of Science (DSc). D2.2 a) Change to: Registration refers to matriculating as a student of the University and formally commencing the programme of study (registering as a research student). b) D3 Admissions b) Final sentence, change to: For the award of DBA, Regulation D16.2 applies. c) Final sentence, change to: For the award of DBA, Regulation D16.2 applies. d) Change to: Progress Review (normally twice yearly) is the review of progress towards a target degree D3.1 Remove sentence 2. ( Where the candidate holds an overseas qualification, confirmation must be received from the Head of School at Napier (or their nominee) that it is equivalent to such an honours degree. ) Amendments to regulations docx Page 10 of 18

11 D3.4 End of sentence one, add: providing at least one year full-time equivalent research remains to be completed at Edinburgh Napier prior to submission for examination. Sentence 3, add: Normally as the first word. Add sentence: Exceptionally, where delays in progress at the previous institution have been outwith the control of the transfer applicant, a longer total period of registration may be permitted, at the discretion of University Higher Degrees Committee. Last sentence, change to: Written evidence of any stages successfully completed at the previous institution (such as determination of target degree) must be provided before these can be recognised by Edinburgh Napier University. c) D4 Registration and Approval of Area of Research D4.1 First sentence: change consists of to refers to. D4.2 Delete last two sentences: Substantial changes, involving changes to the programme of study, require the endorsement of the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee. All changes must be notified to the University Higher Degrees Committee. d) D5 Periods of Study D5.1 Table, DBA, change minimum period from 30 to 36 months. D5.2 Delete final sentence: In all other cases, students may not submit in less than the minimum period. Insert new clause D5.3: D5.3 In exceptional circumstances, part-time research students may be permitted to submit earlier than the minimum period specified. Applications for approval of early submission must be made in writing to University HDC and must have the support of the student s supervisory team. Renumber existing D5.3 as D5.4 Insert four new clauses: D5.5 Candidates may apply to change mode of study from full- to part-time, or vice versa. D5.6 Applications to change mode of study may not be made once the normal period of study has elapsed. Amendments to regulations docx Page 11 of 18

12 D5.7 Once the target degree has been determined, a PhD candidate may transfer to MPhil within the normal period of registration, but not after this has elapsed. D5.8 Once the target degree has been determined, an MPhil candidate may transfer to MA/MSc by Res within the normal period of registration of the higher award, but not after this has elapsed. Renumber section D5 thereafter D5.9 (Previously D5.4) Delete the word maximum. D5.12 (Previously D5.8) Change Graduate School to Research Office. D5.13 (Previously D5.9) Sentences 2 and 3: amend to read: Applications must be submitted for consideration by the University Higher Degrees Committee no later than three months before the maximum registration period (as specified in Regulation D5.1) has elapsed. e) D6 Supervisory Arrangements D6.1 First sentence: change four to three Insert new clause: D6.2 Members of staff who have not previously supervised students at Edinburgh Napier University must undertake the relevant research degree supervision training programme before being eligible to supervise. Existing supervisors are required to participate in refresher briefings, normally every two years. Renumber section D6 thereafter f) D7 Determination of Target Degree and Progress Reviews Insert new clause: D7.2 At each review the candidate must submit a written report detailing their research work since the previous review. The format of the report will depend on the particular review (determination of target degree or progress review). Renumber section D7 thereafter, until D7.6 D7.3 (Previously D7.2) Sentence 2, change will take place to may take place Final sentence, replace with For the award of DBA, Regulation D16.2 applies. Amendments to regulations docx Page 12 of 18

13 D7.4 (Previously D7.3) Change This review to The determination of target degree review. Sentence 2, amend to read: The panel (which may include members of the supervisory team) must include an independent panel chair with experience of research degree supervision, who has no regular direct contact with the student related to their research. Add sentence: The independent panel chair may be assigned from the outset, and remain in post for the duration of the student s programme, or be a new appointment at each review. D7.5 (Previously D7.4) Sentence 1, add: based on the report from the student and subsequent discussion. Decision (c): change MA by Res/ MSc by Res to MARes/MScRes Decision(e) amend to read: Refer. The student is required to revise the determination of target degree report and be reviewed again. This process (revision and submission of report, review and panel decision) must be completed within a maximum of three months (full-time students)/five months (part-time students); Delete para: The panel s recommendation must be reported to and approved by Faculty Higher Degrees Committee. (covered by D7.8) Final para, sentence 1: change D7.3 (e) to D7.5(e), Final para, end of sentence 2 add: excluding (e) Final para, sentence 3, change review cycle to determination of target degree review. D7.6 (Previously D7.5) Sentence 1, amend to read: Following determination of target degree all students will have their ongoing progression monitored by a progress review, normally held twice yearly. Sentence 2, change Regulation D7.3 to Regulation D7.4. Decision(c) amend to read: Refer. The student is required to undertake additional work where appropriate, revise the progress report and be reviewed again. This process (revision and submission of report, review and panel decision) must be completed within a maximum of three months (full-time students)/five months (part-time students); Amendments to regulations docx Page 13 of 18

14 Delete para: The panel s recommendation must be reported to and approved by Faculty Higher Degrees Committee. (Covered by D7.8) Para 3 sentence 1, change D7.5 (c) to D7.6(c) Para 3, end of sentence 2 add: excluding (e). Delete existing clause D7.6 (replaced by new D7.2) D7.7 Change D7.5 to D7.6 D7.8 Change to: All determination of target degree and progress review decisions must be reported to and approved by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee. Insert new clause: D7.9 Each Faculty HDC must provide bi-annual reports on research students to University HDC which is responsible for monitoring all research student progress. g) D8 Examination Arrangements D8.1 Change to: The Director of Studies should make an application for approval of examination arrangements at least 3 months before the viva is due to take place. Applications should be submitted for scrutiny by the relevant Faculty HDC before going forward to University HDC for approval. D8.4 Change to read: Sufficient familiarity with the University s Research Degree Regulations and procedures is defined, normally, as: a. two or more previous Edinburgh Napier University examinations at the level being examined; or b. having attended the University s Research Degree training on procedures and examinations within the two years prior to the viva. D8.5 Add: as defined in D8.3 at end of sentence 2 and replace sentence 3 with: In order to fulfil this requirement it may be necessary to include two external examiners. D8.6 Replace existing clause with: In addition to the examiners, the team should normally include a non-examining convener, who must have substantial experience of examining UK higher degrees and sufficient familiarity with the University s research degree regulations and procedures. D8.7 Delete. Renumber section D8 thereafter, until D8.11 D8.7 (Previously D8.8) Delete sentence 2. Amendments to regulations docx Page 14 of 18

15 D8.8 (Previously D8.9) Add sentence: He or she must have sufficient familiarity with the University s Research Degree Regulations and procedures as defined in D8.4. D8.9 (Previously D8.10) Sentence 1: delete second be. Sentence 2: move the word normally to the start of the sentence. Insert new clause: D8.10 Where two external examiners are appointed, they should not be from the same institution. D8.12 Delete external and change the appointment of the examiners to their appointment. D8.13 First sentence, change can to may and insert second sentence: (For part-time students D5.3 may also apply.) D8.14 Change bound copy to soft-bound copy, change submitted to submitted to the Research Office and change FP15 to RD15. D8.15 Change is in accordance with the requirements of the University's regulations (see Regulation D10). to conforms to the requirements set out in Regulation D10. D8.16 After appropriate degree add to be conferred as an Aegrotat award, and change if to providing. h) D9 Examination and Outcomes D9.1 Insert viva voce before examination and change confidential to the examiners to confidential to the examination team. D9.2 a. Change explaining their project to explaining their research D9.3 Recommendation a: add unconditionally. Recommendation f: add subsidiary criteria, The candidate is invited to resubmit for examination for the award of another research degree (MPhil, MARes, MScRes, as appropriate). Add recommendation: g Fail The candidate is not permitted to submit again. D9.4 Add: as soon as possible and no later than one week after the viva. Candidates may seek clarification from the internal examiner about the corrections requested. Amendments to regulations docx Page 15 of 18

16 D9.6 Sentence 1, add: ;six months to resubmit for examination for another award. Add sentence: If, in exceptional circumstances, a candidate requires an extension to the agreed period, he or she must make an application in writing to the University Higher Degrees Committee, stating the reasons for the extension, and providing supporting evidence as appropriate. i) D10 Change section title from Re-examination to Resubmission for reexamination D10.1 Sentence 2, change two outcomes to three outcomes. Replace existing 2 outcomes with: Decision Subsidiary Criteria a Pass The candidate is awarded the degree unconditionally. b Pass The candidate is awarded the degree, subject to the completion of minor amendments. c Fail The candidate is not permitted to submit again. j) D11 Thesis D11.6 i) Change Graduate School Referencing Guide to Research Degrees Referencing Guide. k) D12 Academic and Non-academic Misconduct D12.5 Remove final sentence: (The student s First Supervisor would normally be the most appropriate person.) l) D13 Complaints and Appeals D13.4 Change Director of the Graduate School to Director of Research. m) D14 Research Degrees which include Creative Work D14.2 Sentence 2: change exhibition material to material contributing to the research degree. n) D15 PhD by Published Work D15.4 Change to: Once an application to undertake a PhD by Published Works has been approved by the University Higher Degrees Committee, authorisation to matriculate will be sought from the relevant school. D15.7 Final sentence: change higher degree to research degree. Amendments to regulations docx Page 16 of 18

17 o) D2 Definitions APPENDIX 1 Add new section: D17 Doctor of Science Student Disciplinary and Fitness to Practise Regulations. 17. Service area responsible for this section: Student Affairs. 18. This section of the regulatory framework combines two previous sections into one concise document. The sections being replaced are: a) Student Disciplinary Regulations (December 2008). The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 16 December This edition can be identified by APPROVED DECEMBER 2008 within the document header and Student Disciplinary Regulations (December 2008) within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September b) Fitness to Practice Student Disciplinary Regulations. The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 16 December This edition can be identified by APPROVED DECEMBER 2008 within the document header and Fitness to Practice Student Disciplinary Regulations within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 28 April This edition can be identified by APPROVED APRIL 2009 within the document header and Student Disciplinary and Fitness to Practise Regulations within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations to take effect from midnight on 6 September 2009, all of which have been approved by the Regulations Committee, are: a) The former Student Disciplinary Regulations remain unchanged with the exception of the following: i) Section 1.5: insert new penultimate sentence: In such circumstances, the University will invoke the Fitness to Practise regulations in Appendix 3 of this document. ii) Insert new Appendix 3: Consideration of Fitness to Practise (Professional Courses). b) The former Fitness to Practise Student Disciplinary Regulations have been replaced by the new Appendix 3 to the Student Disciplinary and Fitness to Practise Regulations Amendments to regulations docx Page 17 of 18

18 Mitigating Circumstances Procedures and Academic Appeal Regulations. 21. Service area responsible for this section: Student Affairs. APPENDIX The out-going edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 5 June This edition can be identified by APPROVED JUNE 2008 within the document header and Student disciplinary regulations within the footer of each page. This edition ceases to be valid at midnight on 6 September The in-coming edition was approved by the Regulations Committee on 28 April This edition can be identified by APPROVED APRIL 2009 within the document header and Student disciplinary regulations within the footer of each page. This edition comes into effect at midnight on 6 September Changes to the incoming regulations. No changes to this section of the regulatory framework have been approved by the Regulations Committee for implementation in Amendments to regulations docx Page 18 of 18

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