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Handbook of Student Regulations

Regulations for Students Enrolling for Academic Year 2018-19

The regulations below will apply to matters arising during the academic year 2018-19. Upon enrolment, the relevant Handbook is the primary contract between you and the University, so you may wish to download a copy for your records. The University however, updates these regulations from time to time, and the definitive versions of the ‘Handbook of Student Regulations’ appear below. Please ensure you select the correct version, Taught or Research Programmes.

Key Summary of Rights and Responsibilities 2018-19

The summary below is not a complete statement of your rights and responsibilities to the University and the University’s rights and responsibilities to you, but this document provides an overview of the key terms.  You must read all relevant documents provided to you during your studies.

Key Summary of Rights and Responsibilities 2018-19

Handbook of Student Regulations Taught Programmes 2018-19 and Student Forms

This Handbook indicates the rights and obligations of each student on taught programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) as a member of the University. It makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students.

Handbook of Student Regulations Taught Programmes 2018-19

 

Taught Programme Forms

Student Appeal Form PEC or Late Authorisation Decisions 2018-19 (Taught)

Student Appeal Form Programme Assessment Board Decisions 2018-19 (Taught)

Student Appeal Form Exclusion for Non-Payment of Fees 2018-19 (Taught) 

Student Complaints Form 2018-19 (Taught)

Student Request for Review Form 2018-19

Handbook of Student Regulation (Research Programmes) 2018-19 and Student Forms

This Handbook indicates the rights and obligations of each student on research programmes as a member of the University. It makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students.

Handbook of Student Regulations Research Programmes 2018-19

 

Research Programmes Forms

Student Appeal Form Annexes 1-3 2018-19 (Research)

Student Appeal Form Annexe 5 2018-19 (Research)

Student Appeals Form Exclusion for Non-Payment of Fees 2018-19 (Research)

Student Complaint Form 2018-19 (Research) 

Student Request for Review Form (Research) 2018-19

What are the Handbooks of Student Regulations? 

These Handbooks detail the rights and obligations of every student as a member of the University community and makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students. It is therefore important that you familiarise yourself with these regulations along with other official University documents (e.g. Programme Handbooks and academic regulations) to ensure you understand what is expected of you and what you can expect from the University.  

How do they apply to me (as a student)?

Most of these regulations apply to your life as a student. There are however rare occasions when the University may take action against you for behaviour in your private life or in the wider community, for example, when your behaviour brings the University into disrepute, raises fitness to practise concerns (students on professional programmes only), or indicates you may present a risk to the University community.

How can I navigate these regulations?

The contents of these Handbooks can be easily navigated by using the bookmarks to the left. Alternatively, you can click on the relevant Section or Appendix on the contents page, all of which are hyperlinked. You can return to the contents page at any time by clicking on the bottom right hand corner of any page. If you are viewing these documents on a mobile device you may lose these functions, unless you have an Adobe App installed.

 

Regulations for Current Students and Matters Arising in Academic year 2017-18

For matters arising in Academic Year 2017-18, please consult the relevant Handbook below, again ensuring that you select the correct version, Taught or Research.

If you require the regulations from a previous year, or require this years' regulations in a different format, please contact the Student Appeals and Complaints Office at: studentappealsandcomplaints@northumbria.ac.uk

Handbook of Student Regulations (Taught) Sections

This Handbook indicates the rights and obligations of each student on taught programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) as a member of the University. It makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students.

Preface

Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Student Enrolment Conditions

Section 3 Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures

Section 4 University Owned or Managed Accommodation 

Section 5 Statement on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech 

Section 6 Ethics in Research Policy Statement

Section 7 Appeals against Assessment-Related Decisions

Section 8 Withdrawal of a Student for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Section 9 Procedures for the Restriction or Leave of Absence of a Student on Health Grounds

Section 10 Student Complaints Procedure

Section 11 QAA Concerns Procedure

Section 12 Students' Union Code of Practice

Section 13 Credit Control and Debt Management Policy

Section 14 Students' Intellectual Property Rights

Section 15 Car Parking

Section 16 Data Protection

Section 17 Procedures for Precautionary Action on the Basis of Duty of Care

 

 

 

 

 

Section 7 Appeals against Assessment-Related Decisions  

Why are there two versions of Section 7? 

You'll see two versions of Section 7 on this page.

The processes described in each version is exactly the same. There are no changes in principles, processes or outcomes.

However, they differ markedly in appearance.

You'll find the arrangement and appearance of paragraphs in Section 7 (Revised) is different. In Section 7 (Revised), we have retained the original paragraph numbers even though we have re-arranged the order. We appreciate this complicates things, but is done to preserve coherence between the Original and Revised version. This will be sorted for 2018-19.

Where there is any doubt, Section 7 (Original) is the definitive regulation.

Feedback 

This is an outcome to a project we are running to improve readability and accessibility of the Handbook of Student Regulations. We would be pleased to hear any comments you have; please sent your comments to studentappealsandcomplaints@northumbria.ac.uk

 


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