Temporary Regulations for Extraordinary Circumstances – 2020/21

The University understands that many students, through no fault of their own, may not be able to perform to the best of their ability during assessment for 2020/21.

We want to do all we can to reduce the academic impact these circumstances have had on our students, and ensure that you progress or graduate fairly. At the same time, we need to maintain our academic standards and the integrity of Edge Hill University qualifications.

The University has therefore approved a set of Temporary Regulations to guide the assessment, progression and award of qualifications to students in the current circumstances. These regulations will apply until the Academic Board agrees that the coronavirus pandemic no longer impacts on the assessment process.

These Temporary Regulations supersede the normal Academic Regulations where there is any conflict of information. In all other instances, the normal Academic Regulations apply.

For a quick guide to the Temporary Regulations – please follow the links below:

Please select the type of award you are completing:

Foundation Degree and Diploma of Higher Education

What is your current level of study?

Level Four (first year) Level Five (second year)

Honours Degree

Integrated Masters

Postgraduate (Taught)


Postgraduate Researchers (Graduate School)

Please also read the information below if you are undertaking a Professional Qualification

Professional Qualification

Some of the University’s academic awards also incorporate or are awarded simultaneous to a professional qualification or external accreditation. Where courses are accredited or recognised by a Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body (PSRB), the University will work with individual PSRBs to determine how to apply their requirements given the current circumstances.

The University will endeavour to follow the approach set out in our Temporary Regulations where possible, as applicable to courses and levels. However, it is the external accrediting body that will be the authority for professionally recognised or regulated aspects of accredited qualifications.

Students undertaking professional qualifications should note therefore that there may be particular restrictions on the application of these regulations for their programme, and in particular the University may be limited in its ability to apply condonement and/or relax the timeframes for completing courses.

Where programme specific requirements impact on the University’s ability to apply these Temporary Regulations, programme specific advice will follow from academic areas. Further information will be issued by academic departments shortly.

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