Codes of Practice describe the operational procedures that the University uses to deliver teaching and learning, and supporting services. Codes of Practice of particular interests to applicants and students are:
Code of Practice on the Admission of Students
Outlines the application and admissions processes, including deadlines and some relevant URLs. The Code also includes the process for the review of any unsuccessful application, as well as specific guidance on transferring registration from another Higher Education Institution (HEI).
Code of Practice on Academic Appeals
Guidance on eligibility and the grounds for Academic Appeals, as well as the rules for each stage of the appeals process. Appendices set out the potential Academic Appeal Committee Hearing stage and evidence requirements.
Code of Practice on Student Concerns & Complaints
Explains the procedure for students raising concerns or complaints about the University. The Code outlines the stages of the process and gives direction as to how the policy is to be applied. A section describes mediation, an alternative option in seeking to resolve complaints.
Code of Practice on Student Attendance and Reasonable Diligence
Contains stage-by-stage information on monitoring student attendance, as well as the expectations of a student with respect to attendance and diligence including timescales. It also discusses some of the options available to staff in looking to resolve problems related to attendance or diligence.
Code of Practice on the Supervision and Monitoring Progress of Postgraduate Researchers
Sets out the expectations of postgraduate researchers as well as supervisory teams and Schools, in terms of the support and monitoring that is to be provided to students, as well as the responsibilities of the students themselves. This includes detailed information on the level of supervision and dealing with absence.
Code of Practice on Assessment of Research Degree Theses
Guidance on the arrangement and conduct of the examination of Research Degree theses, including guidance for the examiners and the criteria for their nomination.
Code of Practice on Taught Programme and Module Assessment
Explanation of the requirements for assessing work, and giving feedback. This includes sections on marking, progression and awards, and gives guidance on profiling, assessment and feedback. This document also explains the roles of Boards of Examiners and the University progress and Awards Board.
Code of Practice on Academic Integrity
Information on what is considered academic integrity, as well as the processes for detecting and dealing with cases of plagiarism. This document also discusses possible consequences and penalties, as well as the College Misconduct Committee.
Code of Practice on Misconduct and Fitness to Practice Committees
This Code details the procedure for the arrangement and conduct of College and University Misconduct and Fitness to Practice Committees, including the Order of Proceedings, potential sanctions, and closing considerations.
Code of Practice on Extenuating Circumstances
A document giving information on the Extenuating Circumstances procedure, the grounds for Extenuating Circumstances and what sort of evidence should be submitted. The document also discusses the options available to Extenuating Circumstances Panels including the Extenuating Circumstances grading criteria.
Code of Practice on Leave of Absence Procedures
Information on the types of Leave of Absence applicable in different circumstances, including a discussion of the consequences of a period of Leave of Absence, alternatives to Leave of Absence, and what happens if someone fails to return from a period of Leave of Absence.
Code of Practice on Personal Tutoring and Academic Feedback
An outline of the responsibilities around the Personal Tutor – Student partnership. The Code also sets out the requirements for giving academic feedback, as well as sections on Career and Skills Development and Quality Assurance.
Code of Practice on Health, Wellbeing and Fitness to Study (PDF - 82Kb)
Sets out the processes for addressing issues of students’ health and wellbeing in relation to their academic progression and University life in general