The Academic Regulations provide a framework for the University to operate within to deliver programmes and make awards.


Student Communication Plan

This document outlines how the University will communicate to students and prospective students in relation to changes to the following: General changes to terms and conditions and general regulations/policies (i.e. affect all students) Programme/course changes (i.e. affect specific cohorts of students)

Tuition Fee Regulations

The University’s Tuition Fee Policy and Regulations sets out the operating framework in application of tuition fees for taught and research provision for home/EU and international students.   The document provides clarification on payment dates, arrangements  to pay and sanctions for non-payment.  The Regulations also reference any fee remission available for the academic session and eligibility […]

Appendix 13 – Foundation Degrees Progression to Honours: 2018-19

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 […]

Freedom of Speech and Code of Practice

The Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech has been developed to assist Members of the University (which includes students) who are involved in the organisation of Meetings and Activities that have the potential to compromise the University’s commitment to Freedom of Speech within the law and/or the health and wellbeing of staff, students and […]

Quality Management Handbook

Edge Hill University’s quality strategy has been developed and refined over time and forms part of an Academic Framework that also comprises the University’s academic regulations for taught and research degrees and frameworks for the design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes . This Handbook describes the operational aspects of the strategy […]

Appendix 6 – Guidelines on Reasonable Adjustments and the Assessment of Disabled Students: 2018-19

Appendix 6 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 […]

Academic Regulations 2018-19

The Academic Regulations provide a framework for the University to operate within to deliver programmes and make awards. Appendices

Appendix 19 – Information Provided to Students upon Completion of Their Studies: 2018-19

Appendix 19 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 22 – Academic Appeals Procedures: 2018-19

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 22 provides an impartial process and a clear framework for dealing with student academic appeals. Surprising […]

Appendix 16 – Fitness to Study Procedures: 2018-19

Appendix 16 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 […]

IT Acceptable Use Policy

The acceptable use policy (AUP) stipulates constraints and practices that a user must agree to before they access the Edge Hill network. All employees or students should read the acceptable use policy before being granted access to the  network.

Appendix 10 – Repeat Year Policy: 2018-19

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 22 provides an impartial process and a clear framework for dealing with student academic appeals. Surprising […]

Appendix 7 – Procedures for the Submission of Exceptional Mitigating Circumstances: 2018-19

Appendix 7 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 […]

Information Security Policy

This policy provides a framework for the management of information security throughout the University.

Student Disciplinary Regulations

The Student Regulations serves to provide advice and guidance on the services open to students and also publishes important information on policy, procedures and regulations.  The Student Regulations is an easy to use reference guide and does not of itself set terms and conditions.

Admissions Policy

This policy sets out the University’s aims for the recruitment and admission of students.  It describes the principles and processes used to select and admit new students to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  The policy takes account of relevant legislation, the Academic Regulations.

Student Debt policy

This document sets out details on when, where and how payments are made, the availability of payment plans, the sanctions that the University reserves the right to apply in the event of default and the help available to students should they have problems. It is designed to enable the University to optimise the resources available […]

Appendix 8 – Procedures Relating to Academic Malpractice: 2018-19

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 8 sets out the University’s procedures for the management of such academic malpractice. Surprising Terms […]

Appendix 9 – Interruption Policy: 2018-19

Interruption 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 Interruption Policy sets out the process for a student to follow to apply for a period of interruption, and the terms and conditions […]

Students Union Code of Practice

The Students’ Union Code of Practice sets out the status of the Union within the University and its modus operandi.  The Code is approved by the Board of Governors and it is a requirement that all students are made aware of its existence. Surprising Terms Section 4 of the Students Union Code of Practice following […]

Appendix 12 – Assessment Boards Operation of Discretion: 2018-19

Appendix 12 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 […]

Complaints Procedure

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 You […]

Appendix 17 – Fitness to Practice Procedures: 2018-19

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 5 – Code of Conduct for Assessment Examination Candidates & Guidance for Invigilators: 2018-19

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 26 – Withdrawal Procedures: 2018-19

Withdrawal procedure provides students with clear guidance on how to complete the withdrawal process and how to seek a review of the decision to withdraw them from their studie. The University endeavours to make the withdrawal process as smooth and transparent as possible. Surprising Terms Sometimes, students experience personal or course-related difficulties that impact on […]

Academic Regulations 2017-18

The Academic Regulations provide a framework for the University to operate within to deliver programmes and make awards. Appendices

Student Charter

The Charter summarises the responsibilities we have to each other and what they mean in practice.

Big Read – How Was The Shortlist Selected

How Do You Choose a Book for a Pre-arrival Shared Reading Scheme in a University?

Examination Timetable

Examination timetables containing times, locations and dates of modules will be listed here closer to the examination period.

Appendix 18 – Operation of Criminal Conviction Panels: 2018-19

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 20 – Certification of Awards: 2018-19

Appendix 20 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 21 – Graduation Procedures: 2018-19

Appendix 21: 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 23 – The Role of a Student’s Friend in Academic Conduct Procedures: 2018-19

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 23 details the role of a student’s friend in the formal procedures noted within. Surprising Terms Normally, it is expected that a […]

Appendix 24 – Revocation of Awards: 2018-19

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 […]

Assessment Policy

The assessment policy is aimed to ensure that the process supports students in their learning. This is in addition to making a contribution to the monitoring and quality assurance of learning and providing the grading that will contribute to the degree classification. It is aimed to make the assessment processes transparent and to indicate how […]

Out of Hours Access Approval

Out of hours access approval form

Out of Hours Access Procedure

This document explains the procedure for out of hour’s access to University Buildings. The procedure covers all staff and students.

Research Strategy

Edge Hill University undertakes research of the highest quality, and it is at the core of everything the University does, because research activity is inextricably linked to great teaching and to deep levels of student engagement.