Part of: Academic Regulations 2015-16


Appendix 2 – Revocation of Awards: 2015-16

Once made, Edge Hill University awards cannot be revoked aside from where there is proven academic malpractice. Appendix Two sets out the procedure to be followed in cases where academic malpractice, established after an award is made, requires that the award be revoked. Surprising Terms An award can be revoked once made where there is […]

Appendix 4 – Information Provided to Students on Completion of their Studies: 2015-16

Appendix 4 provides details of the information that will be provided to students on completion of their studies and covers academic transcripts, diploma supplements and certificates.

Appendix 9 – Programme Closure: Procedures: 2015-16

This appendix to the Academic Regulations deals with the closure of a programme leading to an Edge Hill award. The procedure requires a formal application to the Academic Quality Enhancement Committee (AQEC) which will contain evidence of formal student consultation, typically through the relevant Programme Board. Closed programmes are normally phased out over a defined […]

Appendix 10 – Admissions Policy and Procedures: 2015-16

This information summarises the policy and procedures for the admission of students with a disability and/or specific learning difficulty and/or mental health support needs, along with the procedure for complaints and challenges to academic decisions.

Appendix 11 – Operation of Criminal Conviction Panels: 2015-16

Edge Hill’s Academic Regulations stipulate that any student who is being investigated for or is convicted of a criminal offence during their programme of study must declare this in writing to the Academic Registrar. This will enable the University to make arrangements to assess whether or not there is any risk associated with the continued […]

Appendix 12 – Code of Conduct for Assessment Examination Candidates & Guidance for Invigilators: 2015-16

This policy provides information on the conditions that apply to the submission of coursework and sets out the conduct that is expected of students during formal examinations.  The policy also includes details of the procedure that will be followed by staff invigilating examinations. Surprising Terms It is the responsibility of students to ascertain the time […]

Appendix 13 – Procedures Relating to Academic Malpractice: 2015-16

The University regards any form of unfair means in an attempt to enhance performance as a serious academic offence that may constitute grounds for exclusion, this includes but is not limited to plagiarism, collusion, falsifying data and impersonation – Appendix 13 sets out the University’s procedures for the management of such academic malpractice. Surprising Terms […]

Appendix 14 – Guidelines on the Assessment of Disabled Students: 2015-16

Appendix 14 sets out Edge Hill’s approach to the assessment of disabled students. The appendix covers the principles informing the University’s position and provides details of the adjustments that can be made to forms of assessment and the procedure to be followed for agreeing such modifications. Surprising Terms Recommendations for alternate or modified assessment must […]

Appendix 16 – Procedures for the Submission of Exceptional Mitigating Circumstances: 2015-16

Appendix 16 details the scheme in place to consider claims from students who believe their performance has been adversely affected by exceptional mitigating circumstances (EMC). Surprising Terms Failure to hand in work on time or present for an examination or timed assessment can only be accommodated where there are serious mitigating circumstances which students could […]

Appendix 17 – Foundation Degrees: Progression to Honours: 2015-16

The Foundation Degree award is an end qualification within the national framework for Higher Education qualifications and is highly regarded in its own right.  It is however also intended as a progression route to honours degree and all programmes are developed with specified routes identified to achieve this, incorporating bridging programmes where necessary.  This appendix […]

Appendix 18 – Definition of Repeat Year: 2015-16

Students may apply to repeat a level where the position is such that a whole year of study has been impacted upon by exceptional circumstances or where timing is such that a repeat year would be appropriate. Appendix 18 provides details of the process to be followed for students seeking to undertake a repeat. Surprising […]

Appendix 19 – Professional Review Procedures: 2015-16

Edge Hill recognises that its academic awards may result in a professionally recognised qualification and that academic success alone may not meet all of the professional requirements for that award which might include for example, physical health, mental health, moral or behaviour matters.  In confirming appropriate academic qualifications or admission to a professional body and/or […]

Appendix 20 – Assessment Boards: Operation of Discretion: 2015-16

Appendix 20 details Edge Hill’s regulations governing the operation of discretion to be followed at all Progression and Award Boards. Surprising Terms There is a restriction on the number of reassessment opportunities available to students and the decision to offer a second reassessment opportunity is a Progression/Award Board discretion. Full time students are normally allowed […]

Appendix 21 – Appeals Procedures: 2015-16

An academic appeal is a request for a review of a decision of an academic body charged with decisions on student progression, assessment and awards.  This includes Assessment and Award Boards, Malpractice Panels and Fitness for Practice Panels. Appendix 21 provides an impartial process and a clear framework for dealing with student academic appeals. Surprising […]

Appendix 22 – Certification of Awards: 2015-16

Appendix 22 details the regulations governing the certification of awards at Edge Hill University and encompass any printed verification of academic achievement or award issued by the University. Surprising Terms 2.2.7 is a critical term for students to be aware of The name that appears on the certificate is the full name that students are […]

Appendix 23 – Graduation Procedures: 2015-16

Appendix 23: Graduation Procedures outlines the student registration process to attend the ceremony (including the regulations governing guest tickets, special requirements and deferral requests). It details the implications that being in debt to the University has on attendance at the graduation ceremony, and the regulations covering changes to the ceremonies as a result of unforeseen […]

Appendix 24 – Student Charter: 2015-16

The Student Charter sets out the terms of the partnership between Edge Hill University and its students.  It summarises what a student can expect from the University and what is expected of them in return. Surprising Terms It covers all students on taught programmes.

Appendix 30 – Complaints Procedure: 2015-16

This procedure describes the way in which a student can make a complaint to the University and the time limits in which this needs to be completed.  It explains the various stages to the internal process and what to do if the person is not satisfied at the end of this process. Surprising Terms Stage […]

Appendix 31 – Role of a Student’s Friend in Academic Conduct Procedures: 2015-16

Edge Hill University has a number of formal procedures relating to a student’s interaction with the University that involve meetings at which the student is allowed to be accompanied by a friend. Appendix 31 details the role of a student’s friend in the formal procedures noted within. Surprising Terms Normally, it is expected that a […]

Appendix 33 – Fitness to Study Procedures: 2015-16

Appendix 33 describes the procedure that would be used by the University where there are concerns that a student is not fit to study.  It is an open and supportive framework for dealing with a situation where a student’s health, wellbeing or behaviour could have a detrimental impact on their own or others ability to […]

Appendix 34 – Intercalation Policy: 2015-16

Intercalation is defined as an approved period during which a student has permission for their studies to be suspended and the student is not normally required to engage with their programme. The Intercalation Policy sets out the process for a student to follow to apply for a period of intercalation, and the terms and conditions that will apply to the period of time our and subsequent return to study.