Programme support-related policies
Attendance code of practice (taught students)
Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions. The University is clear about its expectations of students and in the information that schools provide to students to enable them to attend regularly.
Audio and visual in student education
This policy relates to recording of activities with an educational purpose by the University, its students or others.
Blended learning strategy
Refreshed strategy to reflect advances which are transforming the tools available for blended learning, including MOOCs, lecture capture and multimedia management capabilities, social media, Open Educational Resources and mobile devices.
Committees of the University
The Secretariat (via its Governance Support and Corporate Affairs teams) is responsible for servicing several of the University's key governing and operational committees.
The University needs to process certain information about its employees, students and other individuals. In so doing, the University must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
Distance learning (taught students)
There are some additional considerations for distance learning provision during both programme approval and ongoing review stages. These are described in this policy.
Engagement monitoring (attendance)
This document includes policy, guidance and examples of good practice in relation to attendance monitoring by staff in schools.
Equality and inclusion
Inclusiveness is one of the core University values. This framework explains how we will incorporate inclusiveness throughout our cultures, business and day-to-day organisational practice.
Joint honours definition (taught students)
A joint honours programme is an interdisciplinary programme where students combine two different subjects in approximately equal proportions in line with the University definition of joint honours.
Open Educational Resources (taught students)
This document sets out the Universitys position and guidance on the use and publication of Open Educational Resources within educational situations at the University.
Ordinances define the qualifications the University awards and the associated regulations. They form part of the University Constitution.
Programme title changes (taught students)
Titles of programmes on which students have already been accepted or are currently registered can only be changed if this is unavoidable. A change in programme title affects the validity of student visas for students outside the EEA.
Our institutional timetable is set to accommodate religious observance where possible. Sometimes issues feel or become more complex at an individual school or service level.
Risk assessment of fieldwork
Fieldwork is an essential part of University teaching and research, enabling and inspiring many staff and students academic and personal development.
Special Cases Committee
The Special Cases Committee takes decisions relating to student progression in cases which fall outside the normal institutional regulations.
Student Staff Forums
Student Staff Partnership Forums (SSPFs) are an important formal channel of communication and provide the opportunity for students and staff to work in partnership on matters relating to student education.
Supernumerary modules are modules chosen by students for interest only and are taken as extra credits on top of the normal amount of credits for the year of study (usually 120 credits for an undergraduate Programme Year or 180 for a postgraduate Programme Year).
Timetabling and central space management
The policy sets out the University's approach to constructing the teaching timetable, booking rooms and teaching space facilities and support.