Codes of Practice describe the operational procedures that the University uses to deliver teaching and learning, and supporting services. Codes of Practice of particular interest to applicants and students are:
Code of Practice on the Admission of Students (PDF - 278Kb)
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 (PDF - 147Kb)
Guidance on eligibility and the grounds for Academic Appeals, as well as an explanation of each stage of the process. An appendix sets out the procedure at an Academic Appeal Committee hearing.
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. There is reference to mediation, an alternative option in seeking to resolve complaints.
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.
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.
Guidance on the arrangement and conduct of the examination of Research Degree theses. It includes guidance for the examiners and the criteria for their nomination, together with the recommendations available to the examiners.
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 (including Plagiarism and Conduct in Examinations and Class Tests) (PDF - 111Kb)
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 working of the College Misconduct Committee.
This Code details the procedure for the arrangement and conduct of College and University Misconduct and Fitness to Practise Committees, including the order of proceedings and potential sanctions.
A document giving information on the extenuating circumstances (or mitigation) procedure, the grounds for extenuating circumstances and general guidance on the evidence which could be submitted. The document also discusses the options available to Extenuating Circumstances Panels including the relevant grading criteria.
Sets out how the need for reasonable adjustments should be identified and how they may be addressed.
An outline of the responsibilities around the Personal Tutor – Student relationship. The Code also contains sections on Career and Skills Development and Quality Assurance.
Sets out the processes for addressing issues of students’ health and wellbeing in relation to their academic progression and University life in general.
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 a student fails to return from a period of Leave of Absence.