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Undergraduate Handbook Glossary



Reporting Absence.

Absence for Medical Reasons from a University Examination for First Degrees


Find out more about the University Student Appeals Process.

Assessement Conventions

Here you can find the University assessment conventions.

Assessment Strategy

Details of the Department Assessment Strategy.

Assessment Strategy - University

Details of the University's Assessment Strategy.

Assessment submission deadlines

Here you will find the list of assessment submission deadlines


Attendance requirements.

Awards and Ceremonies

Find out about the University's Awards Ceremonies.



Further details on the University's Chaplaincy.


See Plagiarism


How to communicate with the Department.

Complaints and Feedback Procedure

For further information on Academic Complaints and Feedback Procedure.

Completion of Work

Details of required completion of module work.

Counselling Service

Information on the University Counselling Services.

Course Regulations

For further information on our Degree Structures within English and Comparative Literary Studies.


Degree Classification Conventions

Further information on how your Degree classification is calculated.

Departmental Senior Tutor

Who the Departmental Senior Tutor is and what is their role.

Departmental contact details

Where is the English Office located?

Dignity at Warwick Policy

For further information on the University's Policy.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Details of who are the Directors of Undergraduate Studies and their role.

Disability Services

All information relating to Disability Services.


Education Officer

The Students' Union Executive includes an Education Officer, Elected by the student body to represent them on University committees. It is part of the Education Officer's role to ensure that the views of students are shared with academic colleagues on the higher committees. The Education Officer can be contacted at

Electronic Devices

Details of Use of Mobile Phones/Laptops/Tablets and Other Electronic Devices.

Electronic Module Registration

Details of the Electronic Module Registration system.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Further information on the University's Equal Opportunity Statement.


Details you need regarding Essays.

Examination Boards

Details of the Examination Boards within the department can be found here.

Examination Regulations (Regulation 10)

For further information on Examination Regulations.


Information relating to Examinations.

Exams Office

Further information on the Univesity's Examinations Office.


Opportunity for spending a year abroad.

Extension Requests

Details of how to apply for Extensions.



The department aims to provide feedback on Essays via Tabula, 20 working days after submission. You should arrange a convenient time with your tutor to discuss your feedback if required. Details of Feedback deadlines are on the assessment submission document.

The department does not return examination scripts to students. However, tutors can provide you with written feedback if you request it.


Find out about the University's Student Finance Department.

Fire Evacuation

In the case of a fire alarm, you are expected to leave the Humanities building via the nearest staircase quickly and quietly. The congregation area for the Humanities Building is Car Park 8, the multi-storey carpark next to the Sports Centre. To fail to evacuate the building during any fire alarm may lead to disciplinary action.

If you have any disability that may impede your evacuation from the department you should ask the Department’s Health and Safety Officer or the Department Administrator, in consultation with your Personal Tutor, to prepare a personalised evacuation plan for you. There are also two safety stations in the stair wells where you can seek refuge until help arrives. The contact numbers for the University’s Security Office are posted at these points.

In the event that you see a fire, raise the alarm as quickly as possible and leave the area for a safe place.

First Degree Regulations

Further information on regulations for First Degrees.

First Weeks in Term 1

Information on Induction, Enrolment and Students Union.

Former Students

Our graduates.


Further information on Student Funding and who to contact.

Further Study

Further Study?


Graduate Office

Find out about the Graduate School.


Details of Graduation.


Harmonised First Year Board of Examiners’ Conventions (including any approved exemptions and specific departmental requirements, e.g. ‘required core’ modules)


For further information relating to Sexual and Racial Harassment.

Health Centre

Details of the University's Health Centre.

Health and Safety within English

For information on Health and Safety within the English Department.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy Statement

Link to the Policy Statement.

Higher Education Achievement Report

Undergraduate students at all stages of study may access their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). This serves as a cumulative, formative record until you graduate, at which stage it is finalised and becomes your formal, official record of study, including module marks and degree classification (and replaces the student transcript)


IT Services

IT Services Helpdesk is located on the ground floor of the Library building, telephone 024 765 73737 or email

International Office

Further information of the University International Office.


Language Centre

Information on the Language Centre.

Learning Outcomes for English Degrees

A concise description of the intended outcomes of learning from your course, and the means by which these outcomes are achieved and demonstrated.

Library (Learning Resources)

Information on the Library.


Marking Criteria

Details on the 20 Point Mark Scale

Mental Health Team

Do you need any help or advice? Here you can find out who to contact.

Mitigating Circumstances

Details of Mitigating Circumstances and how to apply.

Moderation Guidance

Module Choices

Details of how to make module choices

Module Evaluation

Feedback from students contributes to the planning and monitoring of modules. You can make a direct impact on the way that modules are taught and organised by completing a module evaluation form. The feedback given by students is discussed by the department. This process can be completely anonymous, allowing you to be honest and fair in your feedback.

Monitoring and Attendance Policy

Details of the departments policy



Where are the Student Noticeboards?


Find out more about hte University's Childcare provision on Campus.


Pass Lists

Details of how we display Pass Lists.

Personal Tutee

Your role as Personal Tutee.

Personal Tutor

The role of Personal Tutor.


Plagiarism is a form of Cheating, this link provides further information.


Details of prizes awarded from the Department.

Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Suspected Cheating in a University Test (Regulation 11)


Reading Weeks

What are Reading Weeks and when do they happen?

Recording Lectures by Students

Information on recording Lectures.

Regulations Governing Student Registration, Attendance and Progress (Regulation 36)

Regulations Governing the use of University Computing Facilities (Regulation 31)

Required completion of module work

Whichever degree in the English department you are studying for you need to be aware of the following Policies and Regulations because they affect your results.

Residential Life Team

Information on Residential Life Team.


Details of when results are availale.

Revision Sessions

Revision sessions are offered for some modules during the Summer Term. Check the module web pages or with the Module Convenor for details of these sessions.

Rights and Responsibilities of students

As a student, what should you expect from the university and what you need to be aware of and adhere to as a registered student.



Further information on Campus Support, Security Services.

Self Certification

The Personal Sickness Certificate (SC2) Form. If you require a form, please collect a form from the University Health Centre which is located on Health Centre Road and can be contacted by telephone on 024 765 24888.

Smoking Policy

Social Media

Details of Communication via Social Media.

Special Examination Arrangements

Further information on how to request Special Examination Arrangements.

Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD)

Further information if you require further information.

Staff Details (academic, administrative, support)

Details of staff within the department.

Student Careers and Skills

How to find out Career and Skills information.

Student Contact Details

Student Contact Details.

Student Disciplinary Offences (Regulation 23)

Student Records

Further information on the University's Student Records Department.

Student Support Services

Details of Student Support Services.

Student Wellbeing Service

Details of the Universities Wellbeing Service.

Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

Details on the SSLC.

Student-Staff Liaison Committee Page

This page is administered by SSLC representatives.

Students' Union Advice Centre

Find out about the Students Union Independent Advice Centre.

Study Hours Statement

The Study Hours Statement.


Teaching Quality

For further information on the Teaching Quality Department.

Term Dates

Term dates for the academic year.


How to find out about your timetable.

Timing of the Provision of Feedback to Students on Assessed Work

Transcripts (HEAR)

Details of how to obtain transcripts.


Undergraduate Degree Classification Rules

Undergraduate Progression Requirements for Intermediate Years of Study

University Calendar

University Calendar can be found at

University Senior Tutor

This link provides information on the reasons you may wish to contact the University's Senior Tutor

University Statements, Policies and Regulations

Whichever degree in the English Department you are studying for, you need to be aware of the Policies and Regulations set out by the University


Warwick Student Community Statement

Details on the Student Community Statement.


Year 2 Toolkit

This is a guide to support year 2 students in the preparations for the challenges of Year 2. This is provided by the Central Induction Team, Student Career and Skills.

Your Future

Employers value the competencies acquired by English graduates. It is not only the content of your degree that appeals to future employers but also the transferable skills you will acquire.

Your Views

How you can share your views.