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Reg. 37 contd Taught Postgraduate Courses

***Amendments to Regulation 37 were last approved by the University Council at the meeting held on 17 May 2018, with changes taking immediate effect.***

37.6 Regulations for the award of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Business Management, the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management and the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Management jointly with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

(1) General

(a) The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Business Management, the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management and the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Management may be awarded jointly by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Warwick. The joint programmes shall be managed by a Programme Committee which shall include representatives from both Universities.

(b) During their period of study, candidates shall be registered students of both Universities. They shall have the same rights and responsibilities as other students of each University except where special provision is made within these regulations.

(c) A candidate for the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Business Management, Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management or Supply Chain and Logistics Management awarded jointly by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Warwick shall be required to follow an approved programme of study in accordance with the Course Regulations for these degrees.

(d) Should there be any doubt concerning the regulations which apply in particular circumstances, the Programme Committee, in consultation with the Academic Secretary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Registrar of the University of Warwick shall decide which regulations should apply.

(2) Progression and Award of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma

(a) The Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be appointed and conduct its business in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 37.3 of the University of Warwick. The Board shall include representatives from both Universities. The external examiners for the joint awards shall be those appointed by the University of Warwick for the degrees of MSc in Engineering Business Management; Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management and Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

(b) The recommendations of the Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be subject to the approval of the Senate of the University of Warwick and the Senate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

(3) Appeals

A candidate for one of the joint awards shall have the right of appeal against the decisions of the Board of Examiners in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 42 of the University of Warwick except that the Appeals Committee shall be chaired on an alternate basis by the Chair of the Graduate Appeals Committee of the University of Warwick and a member of the Academic Appeals Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University so as to give equal representation from both Universities on the Appeals Committee.

(4) Termination of Registration

(a) The Head of Education at the University of Warwick and the Director of Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the joint awards may jointly or singly recommend that a candidate registered for one of the joint awards be required to withdraw. The recommendation shall be considered by an Associate Vice-President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chair of the Faculty of Science Education Committee at Warwick who may make further enquiries before deciding to require the student to withdraw. Should the Associate Vice-President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chair be unable to agree, the view of one of the external examiners for the awards shall be sought and his/her view shall normally be expected to prevail.

(b) A candidate may appeal against the decision requiring him/her to withdraw. Such an appeal must be lodged within 10 days of the decision having been communicated to the candidate in writing. The appeal will be considered by the Appeals Committee for the awards and the membership of the Committee will be as prescribed under paragraph 3 above.

(c) The appellant shall normally receive at least 10 days notice of the date set for the meeting of the Appeals Committee. The appellant may, if he/she chooses, appear in person before the Appeals Committee and may be accompanied by any one other person. The name and status of this person must be notified to the Chair of the Appeals Committee in advance of the hearing. The Appeals Committee will take evidence from the Head of Education; WMG or the Academic Directors of studies; PolyU and such other persons as it deems appropriate.

(d) The Appeals Committee may either:

(i) reject the appeal and confirm the decision requiring the student to withdraw; or

(ii) uphold the appeal and permit the student to continue with his/her registration on the degree.

(e) The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

(5) Disciplinary Matters

(a) Disciplinary matters will be considered under the relevant regulations and procedures of either The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or the University of Warwick by mutual agreement between the two institutions depending on the location and parties involved in the issue concerned; students shall not have a choice of which procedures shall be adopted. Where the Universities consider it appropriate, the procedure may involve consideration of the case by staff from both institutions.

(b) This paragraph (5) shall apply to matters such as car parking, damage to property, library regulations, regulations governing the use of computing facilities, safety regulations, use or sale of drugs, assault or serious threatening behaviour, abusive or unreasonable behaviour, freedom of speech, breaches of codes of practice relevant to the programme. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

(6) Cheating and Plagiarism

(a) Cases of suspected cheating or plagiarism found in an assessment for one of the joint awards will be investigated in accordance with the general procedures laid down in Regulation 11 of the University of Warwick except that the Head of Education; WMG and the Director of Studies; PolyU for the joint awards at each University will act together in the capacity of Head of Department for application of this Regulation for candidates registered for the joint awards and any Investigating Committee shall have the constitution set out in paragraph (6)(c) below.

(b) The Head of Education; WMG and the Director of Studies; PolyU may ask members of staff of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to assist with the investigation of cases which are not referred to an Investigating Committee in the first instance.

(c) In cases where either the student or Head of Edcuation; WMG or the Director of Studies; PolyU request that an Investigating Committee be convened, the request shall be made in writing to the Academic Registrar of the University of Warwick and the Academic Secretary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Investigating Committee shall be chaired on an alternate basis by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick and the Chair of the Student Discipline Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and shall include the Chair of one of the Faculty Boards of the University of Warwick (or his/her nominee) and an Associate Vice-President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (or his/her nominee).

(d) Should the student wish to exercise his/her right of appeal against the decision of the Investigating Committee or the penalty, the student should write to the Academic Registrar of the University of Warwick and the Academic Secretary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The ad hoc committee appointed to consider the appeal shall be approved by the Senate of both Universities and shall be composed of an equal number of the senior members of each University with the committee chair selected on an alternate basis from the staff of the University of Warwick and from the staff of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

(7) Complaints

(a) Candidates who wish to lodge a formal complaint regarding any aspect of the programme may do so in accordance with the procedures laid down for complaints in the IGDS Student Handbook of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The complainant may lodge their complaint with the Head of Education; WMG or the Director of Studies; PolyU, the Head of Department; WMG at the University of Warwick, the Dean of Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick or the President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

(b) The investigation of the complaint will be conducted in accordance with the general procedures set down in the IGDS Student Handbook of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University but the personnel to be involved in the investigation will be determined on a case by case basis by agreement between the two Universities depending on the nature of the complaint and the parties involved. The candidate shall be informed of the names and posts of the individuals to be involved in the investigation.

37.7 Regulations for the award of the MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Italian Studies: Culture and Communication jointly with the University of Birmingham

(1) General

(a) The MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Italian Studies: Culture and Communication is awarded jointly by the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick. The joint programmes are managed by a Programme Management Committee which shall include representatives from both Universities.

(b) During their period of study, candidates shall be registered students of both Universities. They shall have the same rights and responsibilities as other students of each University except where special provision is made within these regulations.

(c) A candidate for the MA or Postgraduate Diploma in Italian Studies: Culture and Communication awarded jointly by the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick shall be required to follow an approved programme of study in accordance with the Course Regulations for the joint awards.

(d) Should there be any doubt concerning the regulations which apply in particular circumstances the Programme Management Committee, in consultation with the Director of Student Services and Admissions (Birmingham) and the Secretary to the Graduate School (Warwick) shall decide which regulations should apply.

(2) Progression and Award of the MA and Postgraduate Diploma

(a) The Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (1) to (6) of Regulation 37.3 of the University of Warwick and the relevant Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University of Birmingham. The Board shall include representatives from both Universities and the appointment of external examiners for the joint awards will be subject to the normal approval procedures of both Universities.

(b) The recommendations of the Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be subject to the approval of the Senate of the University of Warwick and the Academic Board of the University of Birmingham.

(3) Appeals

A candidate for one of the joint awards shall have the right of appeal against the decisions of the Board of Examiners in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 37.5 of the University of Warwick, except that the Appeals Committee shall be chaired on an alternate basis by the Chair of the Graduate Appeals Committee of the University of Warwick and the Chair of the Academic Board of the University of Birmingham. The Committee shall include a further three members drawn from the academic staff of each University so as to give equal representation from both Universities on the Appeals Committee.

(4) Termination of Registration

(a) The Chair of the Department of Italian at the University of Warwick and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Birmingham may jointly or singly recommend that a candidate registered for one of the joint awards be required to withdraw. The recommendation shall be considered by a member of academic staff from the panel appointed by the Academic Board of the University of Birmingham, and the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Arts at Warwick who may make further enquiries before deciding to require the student to withdraw. Should the appointed member of academic staff at the University of Birmingham and Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick be unable to agree, the view of the external examiner for the awards shall be sought and his/her view shall normally be expected to prevail.

(b) A candidate may appeal against the decision requiring him/her to withdraw. Such an appeal must be lodged within 10 days of the decision having been communicated to the candidate in writing. The appeal will be considered by the Appeals Committee and the membership of the Committee will be as prescribed under paragraph 3 above.

(c) The appellant shall normally receive at least 10 days notice of the date set for the meeting of the Appeals Committee. The appellant may, if he/she chooses, appear in person before the Appeals Committee and may be accompanied by any one other person. The name and status of this person must be notified to the Chair of the Appeals Committee in advance of the hearing. The Appeals Committee will take evidence from the representatives of both institutions and such other persons as it deems appropriate.

(d) The Appeals Committee may either:

(i) reject the appeal and confirm the decision requiring the student to withdraw; or

(ii) uphold the appeal and permit the student to continue with his/her registration on the joint award.

(e) The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

(5) Disciplinary Matters

(a) Disciplinary matters will be considered under the relevant regulations and procedures of either the University of Birmingham or the University of Warwick by mutual agreement between the two institutions, depending on the location and parties involved in the events concerned. Students shall not have a choise of which procedures shall be adopted. Where the Universities consider it appropriate, the procedure may involve consideration of the case by staff from both institutions.

(b) This paragraph (5) shall apply to matters such car parking, damage to property, library regulations, regulations governing the use of computing facilities, safety regulations, use or sale of drugs, assault or serious threatening behaviour, abusive or unreasonable behaviour, freedom of speech, breaches of codes of practice relevant to the programme. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

(6) Cheating and Plagiarism

(a) Cases of suspected cheating or plagiarism found in an assessment for one of the joint awards will be investigated in accordance with the general procedures laid down in Regulation 11 of the University of Warwick except that the Head of the Department of Italian at the University of Warwick and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Birmingham will act jointly in the capacity of Head of Department and any Investigating Committee established shall have the constitution set out in paragraph (6)(b) below.

(b) In cases where either the student or the Head of the Department of Italian at the University of Warwick and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Birmingham request that an Investigating Committee be convened, the request shall be made in writing to the Academic Registrars of both the Universities. The investigating Committee shall be chaired on an alternate basis by a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the each University and shall include the Chair of one of the Faculty Boards of the University of Warwick (or his/her nominee) and the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham (or his/her nominee).

(c) Should the student wish to exercise his/her right of appeal against the decision of the Investigating Committee or the penalty, the student should write to the Academic Registrars of both Universities. The ad hoc committee appointed to consider the appeal shall be approved by the Senate of both Universities and shall be composed of an equal number of the senior members of each University with the committee chair selected on an alternate basis from the staff of the University of Warwick and from the staff of the University of Birmingham.

(7) Complaints

Complaints will be considered under the relevant regulations and procedures of either the University of Birmingham or the University of Warwick by mutual agreement between the two institutions depending on the location and parties involved in the issue concerned; students shall not have a choice of which procedures shall be adopted. Where the Universities consider it appropriate, the procedure may involve consideration of the case by staff from both institutions.

37.8 Regulations for the award of the LLM and Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Development jointly with Mekelle University

(1) General

(a) The LLM and Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Development may be awarded jointly by Mekelle University and the University of Warwick. The joint programmes shall be managed by a Joint Management Group which shall include representatives from both universities.

(b) During their period of study, candidates shall be registered students of both universities. They shall have the same rights and responsibilities as other students of each university except where special provision is made within these regulations.

(c) A candidate for the LLM and Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Development awarded jointly by Mekelle University and the University of Warwick shall be required to follow an approved programme of study in accordance with the Course Regulations for these degrees.

(d) Should there be any doubt concerning the regulations which apply in particular circumstances, the Joint Management Group, in consultation with the Director of the Student Service Centre at Mekelle University and the Registrar of the University of Warwick shall decide which regulations should apply.

(2) Progression and Award of the LLM and Postgraduate Diploma

(a) The Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be appointed and conduct its business in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 37.3 of the University of Warwick. The Board shall include representatives from both Universities and may conduct its business by video link. The external examiners for the joint awards shall be appointed by the Senate of the University of Warwick and the Senate of Mekelle University on the recommendation of the Joint Management Group.

(b) The recommendations of the Board of Examiners for the joint awards shall be subject to the approval of the Senate of the University of Warwick and the Senate of Mekelle University.

(3) Appeals

A candidate for one of the joint awards shall have the right of appeal against the decisions of the Board of Examiners in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 37.5 of the University of Warwick. The Appeals Committee shall be comprised of three persons: a Chair appointed under Regulation 37.5.6(a) and two other members, one each from the academic staff of each university.

(4) Termination of Registration

(a) The Course Director at the University of Warwick and the Head of the Department of Law in the College of Law and Governance at Mekelle University for the joint awards may jointly or singly recommend that a student registered for one of the joint awards be required to withdraw either temporarily or permanently on the grounds set out in Regulation 36.4.4(a) – (d) of the University of Warwick. In all cases, the student should be advised in writing that a recommendation is likely to be made. The student should be given the opportunity to make their case in person or in writing within 10 working days of notification.

(b) The recommendation shall be considered by a Continuation of Registration Committee. The Committee shall have three members two of whom shall be drawn from a panel appointed by the Senate of the University of Warwick. The third member shall be nominated by Mekelle University. The Committee should not include any member of the student’s department or any other member of staff involved in the teaching or supervision of the student.

(c) A Continuation of Registration Committee may make the following decisions.
(i) To require the student to withdraw permanently from the University.
(ii) To require the student to withdraw temporarily, in which case the Committee should determine the period of withdrawal and set out any conditions relating to the student’s return to the University.
(iii) To allow the student to continue at the University.
(iv) To allow the student to continue at the University, subject to any conditions relating to the student’s continued enrolment.

(d) A student may appeal against the decision requiring him/her to withdraw. Such an appeal must be lodged within 15 working days days of the decision having been communicated to the student in writing. The appeal will be considered by the Appeals Committee for the awards and the membership of the Committee will be as prescribed under paragraph 3 above. Appeals may be made on the following grounds:
(i) A procedural irregularity or unfair discrimination in the conduct of the Committee.
(ii) That relevant evidence has become available which the student was unable to present to the Committee. In this instance, the student is required to explain why the evidence was not available earlier.

(e) The appellant shall normally receive at least 10 days notice of the date set for the meeting of the Appeals Committee. The appellant may, if he/she chooses, appear in person before the Appeals Committee and may be accompanied by any one other person. The name and status of this person must be notified to the Chair of the Appeals Committee in advance of the hearing. The Appeals Committee will take evidence from the Academic Directors of Studies of both institutions and such other persons as it deems appropriate.

(f) The Appeals Committee may either:
(i) reject the appeal and confirm the decision requiring the student to withdraw permanently or temporarily. In the case of temporary withdrawal, the Appeals Committee may set out any conditions relating to the student’s return to the University; or
(ii) uphold the appeal and permit the student to continue with his/her registration on the degree. The Appeals Committee may also put in place any conditions for the student’s continued enrolment that it deems appropriate.

(g) The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

(5) Disciplinary Matters

(a) Disciplinary matters will be considered under the relevant regulations and procedures of either Mekelle University or the University of Warwick by mutual agreement between the two institutions depending on the location and parties involved in the issue concerned save that all academic disciplinary matters will be dealt with under the relevant regulations and procedures of the University of Warwick. Where the universities consider it appropriate, the procedure may involve consideration of the case by staff from both institutions.

(b) This paragraph (5) shall apply to matters such as damage to property, library regulations, regulations governing the use of computing facilities, safety regulations, use or sale of drugs, assault or serious threatening behaviour, abusive or unreasonable behaviour, freedom of speech, breaches of codes of practice relevant to the programme. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

(6) Cheating and Plagiarism

(a) Cases of suspected cheating or plagiarism found in an assessment for one of the joint awards will be investigated in accordance with the general procedures laid down in Regulation 11 of the University of Warwick except that the Course Director at the University of Warwick and the Head of the Department of Law at Mekelle University will act together in the capacity of Head of Department for application of this Regulation for candidates registered for the joint awards and any Investigating Committee shall have the constitution set out in paragraph (6)(c) below.

(b) The Course Director at the University of Warwick and the Head of the Department of Law at Mekelle University may ask members of staff from both universities to assist with the investigation of cases which are not referred to an Investigating Committee in the first instance.

(c) In cases where either the student or the Course Director at the University of Warwick and the Head of the Department of Law at Mekelle University request that an Investigating Committee be convened, the request shall be made in writing to the Academic Registrar of the University of Warwick and the Director of the Student Services Centre at Mekelle University. The Investigating Committee shall be chaired by either a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick or a Vice-President from Mekelle University and shall include the Chair of one of the Faculty Boards of the University of Warwick (or his/her nominee) and a Dean of one of the Colleges of Mekelle University (or his/her nominee).

(d) Should the student wish to exercise his/her right of appeal against the decision of the Investigating Committee or the penalty, the student should write to the Academic Registrar of the University of Warwick and the Director of the Student Services Centre of Mekelle University. The ad hoc committee appointed to consider the appeal shall be approved by the Senate of both universities and shall be composed of an equal number of the senior members of each university with the committee chair selected from the staff of the University of Warwick or from the staff of Mekelle University.

(7) Complaints

(a) Candidates who wish to lodge a formal complaint regarding any aspect of the course may do so in accordance with the procedures laid down for complaints in Legislation of Mekelle University. Complaints will be considered initially under the relevant regulations and procedures of Mekelle University, subject to clause 7(b).

(b) Personnel to be involved in the investigation will be determined on a case by case basis by agreement between the two universities depending on the nature of the complaint and the parties involved. The candidate shall be informed of the names and posts of the individuals to be involved in the investigation.

(c) Where the candidate is not satisfied with the resolution at Mekelle University of a complaint raised at the university he/she may lodge a formal complaint in accordance with the procedures set out in the University of Warwick Student Academic Complaints Procedure (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/academiccomplaints/procedure/) or the Legislation of Mekelle University.