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Changes in 2022

This page contains a record of all changes made to the Quality Manual in 2022.

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September

DICTIONARY, CALCULATOR and MCQ RUBRIC

The School Examinations Officer Role page has been updated to include the revised documentation:

 SCHOOL EXAMINATION BOARD

The School Examination Board page whas been updated to inform that all Examination Boards must be conducted using student IDs, rather than names, in order to provide anonymity in decision making processes.

VETERINARY MEDICINE MVM/MVS

The Maximum period from initial registration for completion of studies page has been updated to include  Veterinary Medicine MVM/MVS to the 'Table of absolute maxima for the completion of all full and part-time programmes'. 

REMOTE VIVA VOCE EXAMINATIONS

The Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Viva voce examinations and Role and appointment of examiners for research degree programmes pages have been updated to support the conduct of remote viva voce examinations where deemed necessary and/or appropriate.

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH REGULATIONS

The Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Responsibilities of the supervisor and Progression review of research students (formally named Annual review of research students) have been updated to reflect changes to the progression review process for doctoral and MPhil PGRs. Changes include appointment and responsibilities of internal assessors, assessment criteria for PGR progression at different stages, and more information on pre-review preparation and post-review decision making. 

WITHDRAWAL FROM STUDY

The Withdrawal from study process has been introduced. The page provides guidance on the process and associated implications that apply when a student withdraws from their studies. 

MARKS ADJUSTMENT

The Marks adjustment section of the Policy on marking and grading has been updated to include a revised marks adjustment reporting process and associated forms. 

 

July

THESIS RESTRICTION OR EMBARGO

The Applications for a restriction to be placed on a thesis policy has been updated to incorporate information on thesis embargo.

PGR STUDY AWAY/IN OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS

The Postgraduate researchers studying away/in outside organisations policy has been updated to provide clarity on the different study away options and to ensure visa and immigration requirements are fully reflected.

 

June

CLOSING OR SUSPENDING A PROGRAMME

The Closing or suspending a programme policy has been updated to provide a more streamlined approval process to speed up the response to closure/suspension requests. The policy has also been updated to mandate consultation with key stakeholders. 

 

April

FITNESS TO PRACTISE PROCEDURES

The Fitness to Practise Procedure page was updated to link to the revised Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Fitness to Practise Procedure. 

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS - ONLINE EXAMINATIONS

The assessment regulations page was updated to include regulations specific to online examinations. 

SCHOOL EXAMINATION BOARD

The School Examination Board page was updated to advise that the exam board agenda should include 'Review and sign off of marks adjustment report (including nil returns)'. 

 

March

SAFEGUARDING

The Safeguarding page was updated to link to the revised Safeguarding policy.

PROGRAMME DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL

Following adoption of the revised programme approval process at UNUK in 2021/22, the new process has now been introduced at UNNC and UNM.  

 
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This content was last modified on 07 October 2022

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