School of Literature and Languages

Terms and conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application. 

 

  1. Students must ensure that the selected course does not clash with their Semester 1 timetable or other commitments before applying for a course.

  2. Students must ensure that, to the best of their knowledge, they are able to attend for the whole duration of the course. (Please note that students who cannot attend for both semesters, e.g. exchange students, are unlikely to secure a place.) 

  3. Student attendance will be recorded as soon as their place on the GGA course is confirmed.  Students who miss more than 3 classes per semester will be withdrawn from the course.  Unless extenuating circumstances apply, this will result in a fail mark being recorded on UG transcripts.

  4. UG students can withdraw from the course within the first week of GGA teaching.  If they wish to withdraw, it is their responsibility to do so by logging onto their GGA student record and withdrawing their application electronically.  

  5. If UG students fail to withdraw by Thursday 12th October 2017, 12:00 noon, the course will be recorded on their transcripts and a mark of zero will appear.

  6. Students with timetable clashes in Semester 2 will be transferred to another course where possible.  Please note that clashes with extra-curricular activities cannot be taken into consideration.

  7. If there is a timetable clash in Semester 2, and there is no possibility for transfer, students will be withdrawn from the course, and no record of the course will appear on their transcripts.

  8. To pass the course successfully, students must achieve an aggregate mark of 40%.  The final mark is based on a portfolio of assessed coursework (60%) and the final test (40%).

  9. Students must observe the deadlines for assessed coursework.  Late submission will be penalised in accordance with the University Regulations.

  10. Students who are unable to meet a deadline for submission of assessed coursework due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. illness) must complete and submit a copy of the Extenuating Circumstances request form.  This form is to be sent to the GGA Programme Administration at gga.languages@surrey.ac.uk together with evidence of the extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical certificate).  This also applies to pre-scheduled in-class assessments. 

  11. The final test takes place in the last week of the course, and students must attend the test to complete the course successfully.  Students who are unable to attend the final test due to extenuating circumstances must complete and submit a copy of the Extenuating Circumstances request form.  This form is to be sent to the GGA Programme Administration at gga.languages@surrey.ac.uk together with evidence of the extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical certificate). If extenuating circumstances apply, it will be possible for students to take the test as a first sit at the next available opportunity.

  12. PG students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.  In order to complete the course successfully, PG students must pass the required number of assessments and achieve an aggregate mark of 40%. Please note that we do not issue certificates of attendance.

  13. Students who fail their GGA module can retake the components they have failed at the next available opportunity.  

    • Students who wish to re-sit their GGA module with attendance need to register for their language module again during the usual GGA enrolment period and indicate upon registration that they are re-sitting.  To secure a place, students are advised to register on 28th September .  Students who register after that date are not guaranteed a place. 
    • Students may wish to retake the failed components without attendance.  In this case, it is their responsibility to contact the GGA Administration at gga.languages@surrey.ac.uk and notify them of their intention to re-sit without attendance by 12th October 2017.
  14. Please note that all re-sits are capped at 40%.