Academic year 2020/21
Amendments to the regulations
There are amendments to the regulations for the remainder of the 2020/21 academic year: increased maximum of compensation credits.
On 11 January 2021, the Executive Board considered the principles that should guide the reintroduction of the safety net and other regulatory steps that could be taken to support students following a deterioration of the status of the pandemic over the winter 2020-21 period. In terms of regulatory adaptations, these principles outlined the following:
- A supportive approach to extenuating circumstances that recognises the potential impacts of lockdown
- The continuation of up to 15 credit trailing credit as put in place permanently during the summer of 2020
- Increasing the maximum available credit value for compensation for another year up to 30 credits at FHEQ levels 5, 6 and 7 and up to 15 credit at FHEQ level 3 where possible and allowable by PSRBs.
These principles enabled the development and consultation of detailed proposals, which were subsequently approved by the University on 20 April 2021:
- Senate agreed emergency amendments to the A0, A1 and A2 Regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. View the emergency amendments to the Regulations (PDF)
- Senate approved the revised “Safety Net” for 2020-21 academic year policy. View the Safety Net 2020/21 Policy (PDF).
These amendments to regulations will be used on a temporary basis for the remaining part of the 2020/21 academic year. However, should the Covid-19 outbreak persist into the next academic year, consideration may need to be given to further adaptations or retaining these amendments for a longer period.
Read our introduction to the regulations (PDF).
- A0: Regulations for the foundation year (PDF)
- A1: Regulations for taught programmes (PDF)
CertHE, DipHE, Foundation degree, Bachelor’s, integrated Master’s, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip, Master’s.
- Procedure for awarding posthumous undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees (PDF)
- A2: Regulations for research degrees (PDF)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Clinical Practice (DClinPrac), Doctor of Engineering (EngD), and Doctor of Psychology (PsychD)
- A3: Regulations for research degrees on the basis of published works (PDF)
- A4: Regulations for higher doctorates (PDF)
- A5: Regulations for academic dress (PDF).
Read our student regulations privacy notice.
- B1: Regulations for extenuating circumstances (PDF)
- B2: Regulations for academic integrity (PDF)
- B2.1 Regulations for academic integrity – appeals (PDF)
- B3: Student disciplinary regulations (PDF)
- B4: Regulations for academic appeals (PDF)
- B5: Procedure for support to study (PDF)
- B6: Regulations for fitness to practise (PDF)
- B7: Procedure for complaints (PDF)
- B8: Regulations for hearing by panels (PDF)
- B9: Regulations for managed exclusion orders (PDF).