General Course and Examination Regulations
On this page:
- A. Enrolment in Courses
- B. General Conditions for Credit
- C. Work and Assessment
- D. Examiners and Assessors
- E. Formal Examinations
- F. Missed Examinations
- G. Course Work
- H. Aegrotat Consideration
- I. Academic Progress
- J. Breach of Instructions and Dishonest Practice
- K. Cross Crediting and Double Degrees
- L. Theses
- M. Higher Doctorates
- N. Hardship
- O. Appeals and Grievances
- P. General Transitional Provisions
- Q. Waiver and Variation of Regulations
- R. Courses from Other Degrees are Subject to the Regulations of those Awards (Qualifications)
- S. Excessive Course Loads Defined
- T. Part-time and Full-time Defined
The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2013 academic year (January 2013-December 2013). For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Quality Assurance Unit website).
Major tests shall be supervised by a member of the academic staff nominated by the Head of Department/School concerned.
A student may, within 7 days after the result of a major test or other major work is made known, apply to the Head of Department/School to have it reconsidered. The reconsideration will normally consist of a re-marking and re-counting of the work submitted.
Except in the case of multi-choice papers where the Head of Department/School has been authorised by the Academic Board not to release marked scripts, test scripts and other items of work must be returned to students, normally within 4 weeks of the date of the test or within 4 weeks of the date on which they were submitted; they will be accompanied by sufficient oral or written information to allow students to form an accurate appraisal of their performance. The requirement to return test scripts will not apply to any test which constitutes the final examination in a course.
Notwithstanding anything in Regulation 3, a student may apply to the Associate Registrar (International/Student Services) within three months of the release of results in the course for a copy of his or her script for a final test except in the case of multi-choice scripts where the Head of Department/School has been authorised by the Academic Board to not release scripts. The application must be in writing and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Thereafter and until the scripts are destroyed, a student may apply directly to the Department/School to have their original script returned. Original scripts are returned free of charge. The scripts must be preserved for six months from the date of publication of results.
Once an original is uplifted, no appeal in relation to that script will be accepted.
Students' attention is drawn to Section H Aegrotat Consideration.
Candidates are entitled to view their marked scripts without charge, and they are entitled to obtain on request from the Head of Department/School, without charge, the grade for all items of assessment including those for examinations and final tests.