Revisions to Regulation 42
At its meeting on 18 October 2017 the Council approved amendments to Regulation 42 on Governing Academic Appeals.
Rationale: To take account of the fact that not all Appeals Committee panels have a Chair.
Revisions to Ordinances 10 and 11
At its meeting on 18 October 2017 the Council approved for the second time, an amendment to University Ordinance 10 on Departments.
Rationale: To allow the wording of Ordinance 10 to be generalised to allow for flexibility in determining the appropriate leadership role as the nature and size of Departments change over time.
At its meeting on 18 October 2017 the Council approved for the second time, an amendment to University Ordinance 11 on the Appointment of Heads of Departments.
Rationale: That in some cases the role of Head of Department is incorporated into a broader substantive appointment, such as Chair, or Executive Dean and that such roles should not fall within the provisions of Ordinance 11.
Revisions to Ordinance 16
Chair’s action was taken on 29 September 2017 to approve for the first time, an amendment to University Ordinance 16 on Payment of Annual Fees, Residential Charges and Other Debts.
Rationale: To reflect the introduction of an administration fee, proposed by the Fees Working Group, to cover the administration costs of following up late payments of residential charges or academic fees.
Revisions to Regulations 23 and 27
Chair’s action was taken on 29 September 2017 to confirm changes to Regulation 23 on Student Disciplinary Offences and Regulation 27 on On-Campus Residential Accommodation Regulations.
Rationale: To provide greater clarity on certain aspects of the Regulations, resolve issues that have been identified in the operation of these Regulations and update the nomenclature used within the University. In addition, more detailed examples of types of behaviour deemed to be disciplinary offences have been incorporated in line with guidance from Universities UK.
Revisions to Regulations 8.13 and 36
Chair's action was taken on 7 September 2017 to confirm proposed changes to Regulation 8.1: Regulations for the Part-time Degree of BEng in Applied Engineering.
Rationale: To allow students on the Applied Engineering Programme to take re-sit assessments in-year.
Chair's action was taken on 23 August 2017 to confirm proposed changes to Regulation 36: Student Registration, Attendance and Progress.
Rationale: To more fully reflect the consequences of a student’s failure to enrol at the University, and to outline the responsibilities of the University and its students in relation to sponsorship under Tier 4, to protect the interests of both parties.