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Exceptional Regulations: Covid-19 - UNUK - 2019/20 to 2020/21

This page contains the exceptional regulations that were developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Its contents are only relevant to staff and students affected at the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK), during academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

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During academic year 2019/20, the University introduced exceptional regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These were campus-specific and meant to be read in conjunction with any pre-existing content within the Quality Manual. 

A number of these exceptional regulations were then adapted for further use in academic year 2020/21, to better reflect the situation at that time.

From the beginning of academic year 2021/22, the active application of all Covid-19 exceptional regulations at the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK) has now ceased.

Please note, however, that any outcomes from the application of the exceptional regulations during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years will continue to be honoured and used in all future decisions regarding those affected.

More detailed information about all of these regulations can be found below, as well as within specific sections on all affected pages within the Quality Manual.

Exceptional Regulations actively applied during academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

During academic year 2019/20, the University of Nottingham introduced exceptional regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to those referenced below, this also included exceptional regulations for the following:

  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • ‘Safety-net marks’ 
  • Covid incomplete module outcomes
  • PGT 60 Credit dissertation
  • Classification
  • Progression
  • MRes and Professional Doctorate
  • PGR UKRI (UNUK only)
  • Doctor of Philosophy and MPhil
  • External Examiners

The details of these particular exceptional regulations have all been collated separately, in the subsequent section, to better reflect their use during academic year 2019/20 alone.

However, it should be noted that any outcomes from the previous application of exceptional regulations (during academic year 2019/20) continued to be honoured and used in all future decision making concerning those affected.

Extenuating circumstances

The exceptional regulations for Extenuating circumstances and the University's guidance for Extenuating circumstances panels are contained in the following documents:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Extenuating circumstances procedure

Policy on circumstances affecting students' ability to study and complete assessments

Services for Students - Extenuating Circumstances

Guidelines for obtaining medical evidence

The thesis pending period (including Policy on extension)

 

Postgraduate research

The University's guidance for Viva Voce examinations, and the updated Submission Pack for Candidates are contained in the following documents:

These documents should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:


Viva voce examinations


Research degree programmes

Viva voce examinations


Submission pack for candidates


Procedures for assessment


PGR students


The thesis pending period (including Policy on extension)

Policy on circumstances affecting students' ability to study and complete assessments

Research programme regulations

 

Fitness to Practise procedures

The exceptional Fitness to Practise Procedures for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Fitness to practise procedures

 

Admissions

The exceptional regulations for English language equivalencies are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Policy on minimum English language entry requirements

Policy on alternative English language qualifications

 

Personal tutoring

The exceptional regulations for Personal Tutoring are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Personal tutoring

 
 

Exceptional Regulations actively applied during academic year 2019/20 only

During academic year 2019/20, the University of Nottingham introduced exceptional regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to those referenced below, this also included exceptional regulations for the following:

  • Extenuating Circumstances 
  • PGR viva
  • Fitness to Practise (MHS)
  • Admissions
  • Personal Tutoring
  • PGR extensions

The details of these particular exceptional regulations have all been collated separately, within the previous section, to better reflect their continued periods of active application during academic year 2020/21 as well as 2019/20.

Assessment

The exceptional regulations for Assessment are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Assessment overview and School responsibilities

Assessment regulations

Policy on e-assessment

 

PGT 60 Credit Dissertation / Project (masters students only)

The exceptional regulations for the PGT 60 Credit Dissertation / Project (for masters students only) are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Assessment overview and School responsibilities

Assessment regulations

Regulations for students admitted from September 2019 (PGT)

 

Undergraduate classification

 

Postgraduate classification

 

Undergraduate progression

The exceptional regulations for Undergraduate progression are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Regulations from September 2019 (UG)

Regulations from September 2017 to September 2019 (UG)

Regulations from September 2015 to September 2017 (UG)

Regulations from September 2005 to September 2015 (UG)

 

Postgraduate progression

 

Postgraduate research

The exceptional regulations for Master of Research degrees (MRes) and Professional Doctorates, PGR Extensions (UKRI funded), the University's guidance for Viva Voce examinations, and the updated Submission Pack for Candidates are contained in the following documents:

These documents should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:


MRes and Professional Doctorates


Research degree programmes

Research programme regulations

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes) from September 2019

Supplementary regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes)

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes) before September 2019

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes) before September 2018

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts by Research (MA by Research) and Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) from September 2018

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts by Research (MA by Research) and Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) before September 2018

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts by Research (MA by Research) and Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research), two years full-time / four years part-time

Regulations for Subject Specific Masters by Research Degrees


PGR extensions (UKRI funded) and PGR students


The thesis pending period (including Policy on extension)

Policy on circumstances affecting students' ability to study and complete assessments

Research programme regulations

 

School Examination Boards and Examination Officers

The exceptional regulations for Examination Boards and Examination Officers are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

School Examination Board

School Examinations Officer Role

 

External Examiners

The exceptional regulations for the period of appointment for external examiners are contained in the following document:

This document should be read in conjunction with all affected regulations. For more information about these pages, please consult the following:

Appointment and responsibilities of External Examiners

 
 

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This content was last modified on 28 September 2021

 

 

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