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Attendance and academic regulations

Including regulations about assessments, your conduct during assessments and access arrangements

Enrolment gives you the right to attend the classes and receive tuition or supervision for the courses for which you have registered. If you are not registered for a course you may not attend classes, submit work or access facilities for that course. Enrolment also grants access to relevant College facilities, subject to any particular arrangements as approved for visiting students and to other provisions outlined in these Regulations.

Enrolment must be completed within 21 days of the start of your programme and failure to do so,without prior approval and in the absence of medical or other good reason, will result in the termination of your registration. If, in exceptional circumstances re-admission is subsequently granted, a re-instatement fee of £300 will be payable. Exceptions will only be considered where Student Administration has been informed in advance in writing of any circumstances that prevent enrolment by the specified time. You will not be permitted to commence your studies and/or enrol after this 21 day period. If you do not enrol with the College you will not be entitled to use any College facilities, including the Computer Centre, College libraries, Campus Account facilities, the Students' Union, or attend lectures and seminars.

It is a requirement of enrolment with the College that you should attend (as far as reasonably possible) all scheduled classes, lectures and field trips. Non-attendance may result in disciplinary action, culminating in termination of registration. The formal warning and termination process is outlined in the Academic Regulations (listed below). All enrolled full time undergraduate students are expected to be easily contactable and able to attend campus during term time. Full time taught postgraduate students are enrolled for a full calendar year from September to September and are expected to be easily contactable and able to attend campus throughout that calendar year.

Further details can be found in the College's Student Engagement Policy for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Taught Students

In the case of absence through illness you must inform Student Administration by completing a notification of absence form that is available on the Notification of Absence webpages. If your illness results in an absence of more than seven calendar days then you must consult your doctor or Clarence Medical Centre and obtain a medical certificate. If an absence from College is required on other grounds, i.e. bereavement, you must inform Student Amdinistration and should also speak to your personal tutor as soon as possible to clarify the reasons for non-attendance. You should note that self-certification will not be deemed admissible as evidence to support academic appeals and requests for special consideration by examination boards.

If you are in receipt of a Tier 4 visa you should be aware that non-attendance could result in your visa being withdrawn. It is a legal requirement for the College to report a student enrolled on a Tier 4 visa who does not appear to be in attendance to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Upon notification, UKVI will curtail their visa. Termination of registration due to a breach in Visa requirements is conducted independently of the College’s formal warning process and is not open to appeal.

The College recognises that many students undertake paid work to support their studies. However, full-time students should not undertake more than 20 hours of paid work per week during term time. You should not undertake any paid work which may conflict with your responsibilities as a student of the College. The College will not accept claims that your study was adversely affected by a period of paid or unpaid work.

Students in receipt of a Tier 4 visa should be aware that if the College suspects you are breaking the conditions of your permission to stay by working more hours than you are allowed to, then the College is obliged to inform the UKVI. This could result in your current immigration permissions being curtailed orfuture applications being refused.

Previous Academic Regulations

Previous Academic Regulations can be found on this webpage

Summaries of changes for 2022-23

Our academic regulations

Undergraduate regulations

Regulations governing undergraduate programmes (i.e. BA, BSc), including admission, assessment, progression requirements,consideration for awards and termination of registration.

Undergraduate Regulations [PDF]

Postgraduate taught programme regulations

Regulations governing taught postgraduate programmes (i.e. MA,MSc), including admission, assessment, progression requirements, consideration for awards and termination of registration.

Postgraduate Taught Regulations [PDF]

Research degree regulations

Regulations governing postgraduate research programmes (i.e.Masters by Research, MPhil / PhD and Professional Doctorates), including admission, assessment, progression requirements, consideration for awards and termination of registration.

Research Degree Regulations [PDF]

Code of practice for research degree students and supervisors

Outlines the responsibilities of research students, their supervisory team and their academic departments, generic skill requirements,leave and work opportunities.

Code of Practice for Research Degree Students and Supervisors [PDF]

Regulations on access arrangements for assessment

Explains how students requiring special examination arrangements submit requests and evidence to support their request and how this will be considered.

Regulations on Access Arrangements for Assessment [PDF]

Regulatory Addendum

The Regulatory Addendum sets out clarification of the Emergency Regulations 2019/20 and the Fairness and Assurance Policy 2020/21 agreed in response to Covid-19 and how certain aspects of these regulations have been carried forward to the  academic year 2022/23.

Regulatory Addendum [PDF]

Regulations on the conduct of assessment

Applies to the assessment of all awards made by the College, except MPhil, PhD, and MA/MSc by Research and examination of the thesis for the specialist doctorates which are governed by the Research Degree Regulations.

Regulations on the Conduct of Assessment [PDF]

Regulations on academic misconduct

Explains what an assessment offence is and how they will be investigated. Serious or repeat offences may lead to termination of registration.

Regulations on Academic Misconduct [PDF]

Ratification and revocation of awards

Outlines whether awards are made by University of London or Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.

Ratification and revocation of awards [PDF]

Fitness to practise policy and procedures

Applies to students registered on programmes which lead to the award of a professional qualification in one of the regulated health or social care professions.

Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedures [PDF]

Approval and suspension of College academic regulations

Outlines how academic regulations are approved and suspended.

Approval and Suspension of College Academic Regulations [PDF]