Appendix 8 – Procedures Relating to Academic Malpractice: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 17 – Fitness to Practise Procedures: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 16 – Fitness to Study Procedures: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 7 – Procedures for the Submission of Exceptional Mitigating Circumstances: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 5 – Code of Conduct for Assessment Examination Candidates & Guidance for Invigilators: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 6 – Guidelines on Reasonable Adjustments and the Assessment of Disabled Students: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 9 – Interruption Policy: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 22 – Academic Appeals Procedures: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 23 – The Role of a Student’s Friend in Academic Conduct Procedures: 2020-21

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 […]

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Appendix 24 – Revocation of Awards: 2020-21

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 […]

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