Some minor amendments have been made to the entry on Annual Review of Research Students at
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/quality-manual/research-students/annual-review.htm to clarify that the elements listed for Confirmation Review must all be included within this process conducted by Schools, and that where Schools are using the Annual Review process (eg for students registered for the degree of MPhil) the process should include an interview of the student by an Internal Assessor if the School if considering recommending that the student be transferred to a degree at doctoral level.
The extenuating circumstances procedure
has been revised following discussions with colleagues and consideration by the Quality and Standards Committee. It takes into account feedback received from colleagues in Schools and issues arising from academic appeals. Some references to specifically UK entities have been removed. It now focuses equally on coursework and formal assessments and includes specific guidance on the possible outcomes of acceptable claims of extenuating circumstances. The spirit is largely unchanged, but the wording has changed significantly.