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Colleagues urged to read further information on new Academic Regulations

Dec 18, 2009

At the request of the University's Senate, further guidance notes have been produced on the changes to Academic Regulations.

The Vice-Chancellor is encouraging colleagues to read the additional information so that clear guidance on the impact of the changes can be communicated to students.

The important changes were announced at the start of October. The new regulations see the University addressing the adverse effect that non-completion can have on students and, ultimately, Salford.

The additional guidelines and illustrative flow diagrams are available on the Governance website at http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/guidance.

The notes explain the consequences of a student failing a module having been given a mark or grade of NS for the final component of the module ("Regulation 8.8.2"). They also state the possibilities of mitigating the effects of a student's non-submission of coursework or non-attendance at a final examination. The flow diagrams clarify the effects and mitigation of Regulation 8.8.2 for a student failing a Semester 1 module having not submitted the final component of assessment with one diagram relating to non submission in coursework and one linking to examination.

Earlier this week, the Vice-Chancellor urged colleagues to reinforce to students the importance of making an attempt at the specified time.

Comments or queries about the Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes should be directed to Stewart Smith-Langridge, Governance Services Unit, at s.smith-langridge@salford.ac.uk.