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Keele Academic Regulations and Policies
These regulations and policies apply to all members of the University, including students. The regulations govern the academic functions of the University and form the framework for learning, teaching and assessment and other aspects of the student experience. They provide direction at a more detailed level than the Statutes and Ordinances. The regulations are established and amended by Senate.
The University has reserved the right to make changes each year which bind all members of the University, including students. Any amendments to the Regulations implemented during the current academic year are listed, along with a brief overview, within the section above “New & Updated Regulations”.
The Regulations are part of the formal contract between the University and its students. Students – you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with relevant sections at the start of your studies and consult the Regulations at appropriate intervals during your studies.
In order to aid navigation, the regulations have been arranged into sections below.
Alternatively, click on the Index of Academic Regulations link, to get a list of all Regulations.
For September 2018 the Regulations have been reorganised into a new structure; regulations have been given a new number and, in some cases, a new title. To support members of the university in becoming familiar with the new numbers we have created a helpful guide for looking up the new regulations using their former title and/or number. You can find this guide here.
Section A - Student Pre-Arrival
The regulation(s) and policies in this section set out the requirements placed on students before their arrival at the University. The regulations and policies continue to apply to students once they are registered at the University. The regulations and policies with this section contain important information for about admissions and immigration.
- Regulation A1: Visa and Immigration (formerly Regulation 6 in 2017/18)
Section B - Student Rights and Responsibilities
The regulations and policies in this section set out the rights and responsibilities given to students registered at the university. These include behavioural and discipline requirements, and the action(s) the Unviersity can take if they are breached. The regulations and policies in this section also set out the procedures that students can use to take a leave of absence, submit an academic appeal or make a formal complaint.
- Regulation B1 - Student Discipline (formerly Regulation 20 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B2 - Temporary Exclusion Of Students (formerly Regulation 21 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B3 - Exceptional Circumstances (formerly Regulation 13 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B4 - Fitness To Study (formerly Regulation 10 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B5 - Fitness To Practice (formerly Regulation 18 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B6 - Academic Appeals (formerly Regulation 7 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B7 - Complaints (formerly Regulation 26 in 2017/18)
- Code of Practice - Code of Practice for the Personal Tutoring of All Taught Students
Section C - Academic Programme Regulations
The regulations and policies in this section set out the requirements governing admission of students to all programmes of study offered by the University, and the terms and obligations which apply to registered students. The regulations and policies in this section contain important information such as the award and structure, module and credit requirements, and academic failure for all programmes.
- Regulation C1 - Maximum Periods Of Registration (formerly Ordinance IV in 2017/18)
- Regulation C2 - Foundation Year Programmes (Under Development 2018/19)
- Regulation C3 - Bachelors Degrees (formerly Regulation 1A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C4 - Intercalated Bachelor Degrees (formerly Regulation 1A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C5 - Medical Bachelors Degrees (formerly Regulation 1C in 2017/18)
- Regulation C6 - Integrated Masters Degrees (formerly Regulation 1F in 2017/18)
- Regulation C7 - Taught Postgraduate Degrees (formerly Regulation 2A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C8 - Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas (formerly Regulation 2B in 2017/18)
- Regulation C9 - Professional Doctorates (formerly Regulation 2C in 2017/18)
- Regulation C10 - Treatment Degrees (formerly Regulations 2D, 3A and 3B in 2017/18)
- Code of Practice - Code of Practice on Postgraduate Treatment Degrees
Section D - Assessment, Progression and Achievement
The regulations and policies in this section set out the rules governing programme examinations and assessments, student progression and degree classifications. These regulations and policies also contain important information about academic misconduct and missing assessment deadlines.
- Regulation D1 - Assessment (formerly Regulation 8 in 2017/18)
- Regulation D2 - Progression And Classification Rules (Under Development 2018/19)
- Regulation D3 - Boards Of Examiners (formerly Regulation 9 in 2017/18)
- Regulation D4 - Student Academic Misconduct (formerly Regulation 8 Section 12 2017/18)
- Code of Practice - Examinations (under development, due January 2019)
- Code of Practice - Code of Practice on Student Academic Misconduct
- Strategy - Learning and Teaching Strategy
Section E - Quality and Standards
The regulations and policies in this section set out the standards and quality assurance requirements places on degree programmes at the University. The regulations and policies also contains important information about placements, prior learning and collaborative programmes.
- Regulation E1 - University Qualifications Framework (formerly Ordinance II in 2017/18)
- Regulation E2 - Programmes Documentation (Under Development 2018/19)
- Code of Practice - Code of Practice on External Examiners 2016
- Code of Practice - CoP Placement Learning
- Code of Practice - Code of Practice for Collaborative Provision