ADDITION TO VOLUNTARY INTERRUPTION OF STUDY
Section 9 of the policy was updated to reflect that a School may require a student to provide medical evidence that they are fit enough to engage with academic study prior to the next period of proposed registration.
UPDATE TO LEGIBILITY OF WORK SUBMITTED FOR ASSESSMENT
The wording of the policy was updated to reflect that ALL work submitted for assessment should be legible, not only examination scripts as the previous wording implied.
AMENDMENT TO THE ACADEMIC APPEALS POLICY AND PROCEDURE - RIGHT TO APPEAL
A small amendment to Policy has been made to make provision for the exceptional scenario in which a student, who is not in their final year of study, wishes to notify the University of circumstances affecting their study after an Examination Board’s decision even if they have met the progression requirements of their course.
Schools and Department should have scope to consider cases where there is considered to be ‘good reason’ for the late notification of circumstances affecting study and where the student’s final classification could be impacted.
REGULATIONS ON ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT (POLICY&PROCEDURE) - from 24 September
Changes have been made to the Regulations on Academic Misconduct as a result of feedback from colleagues, guidance from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and to align the Regulations with existing University processes. Key changes include:
- Separation of Policy and Procedure
- Inclusion of ‘False Authorship’ as a category of academic misconduct
- Specifying that the submission of false EC claims can be considered academic misconduct
- Requirement for all Academic Misconduct Officers to attend training
- Providing students with details of the allegation and available evidence prior to the School meeting
- Established grounds for self-referral and review requests
- The introduction of a virtual Academic Misconduct Committee panel
Training sessions will be taking place throughout September and October. Changes will go live from 24 September 2018.
REGULATIONS FOR MRES AND MA BY RESEARCH
Previously published updated versions of both the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes) and Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts by Research (MA by Research) and Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) came into effect for student commencing study in or after September 2018.
Following QSC approval, changes were made to the Managing Higher Education Provision with Others policy. Key changes include:
- An outline of the approval process was added for types of partnership that do not involve the award of a qualification listed in the University of Nottingham Qualifications Framework
- Clarification of professional services involvement in the approval process
- Definitions were updated as per guidance from QAA
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF RESEARCH (MRes) - FROM SEPTEMBER 2019
New regulations for MRes programmes were approved by Quality and Standards Committee, with the aim of unifying regulations for the MRes and MA/MSc by Research programmes under a single title. The regulations would come into effect from September 2019 only; before this date, the MA/MSc by Research Regulations and Master of Research (pre-September 2019) will apply.
F1 ARCP OUTCOME 4 APPEAL PROCEDURE
Under the Medical Act, the General Medical Council (GMC) has determined that the graduating UK university/medical school is responsible for the recommendation for full registration of its students. In consequence, a standalone procedure has been created, mirroring many of the core principles of the academic appeal procedure, but designating the roles and responsibilities of University of Nottingham staff within the procedure and providing for an appropriately skilled panel to assess the case.
Implementation date 28th March 2018
UG AND PGT REGULATIONS
New pages were retrospectively created for the current versions of UG and PGT regulations, that came into effect as of September 2017. The versions of the regulations that were in effect prior to September 2017 were reinstated for reference. These changes were made to ensure clarity and appropriate application of the regulations, in particular regulation 26b/24b, which was amended from September 2017.
INNTERNATIONAL CAMPUSES AND QA
The policy was updated to bring it in line with changes previously made to the Programme Design, Development and Approval Policy. In particular, the removal of the PVC for Global Engagement from the process, and the addition of the Provost and Vice- Provost of the relevant campus.