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Recent Changes to the University Calendar

Revisions to Regulations 8, 26, 37, 38 and 40

At its meeting on 16 May 2018 the Council approved amendments to the following University Regulations:

  • Regulation 8 on Regulations for First Degrees

Rationale: To reflect the introduction of a cross-institutional mechanism to award exit qualifications in the form of a Certificate of Higher Education or Diploma of Higher Education, which recognise partial completion of undergraduate degrees in cases where students have withdrawn from their course due to personal/medical reasons or have made insufficient academic progress to continue to the next level of study.

  • Regulation 26 on Safety Regulations

Rationale: To remove a reference to the Safety in the University publication, which has been replaced by the University’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing website.

  • Regulation 37 on Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Rationale: To reflect the revised names of MSc programmes offered as part of the University’s partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, changes in the named responsible officers, and changes to the academic governance of Warwick and relevant committee responsibilities. 

  • Regulation 38 on Research Degrees

Rationale: To clarify the process for appeals relating to upgrading from MPhil to PhD.

  • Regulation 40 on Collaborative Courses

Rationale: To reflect changes to the academic governance of the University and relevant committee responsibilities.

Fri 18 May 2018, 08:58 | Tags: Regulations

Revisions to Ordinances 7 and 9

At its meeting on 16 May 2018, the Council approved for the second time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties and University Ordinance 9 on Board of Graduate Studies.

Rationale: To reflect further amendments arising from the academic governance review, addressing operability issues identified by the Faculties and to update the Board of Graduate Studies constitution, previously approved by the Senate.

Fri 18 May 2018, 08:43 | Tags: Ordinances

Revisions to Regulation 10

Chair's action was taken on 28 March 2018 to confirm proposed changes to Regulation 10 on Examination Regulations with changes taking effect on 14 May 2018 for new and existing students.

Rationale: To strengthen the regulation to prevent attempts of cheating in examinations by enforcing time allowed for rest breaks more rigorously and introducing a penalty of a mark of zero for the examination in question for any candidate in possession of a digital information, communication, storage or retrieval device.

Wed 28 March 2018, 09:24 | Tags: Regulations

Revisions to Regulations 2, 6, 9, 15, 34, 36 and 38

At its meeting on 7 February 2018 the Council approved amendments to the following University Regulations:

  • Regulation 2 on Committee Elections
  • Regulation 6 on Admission to the University
  • Regulation 9 on Constitutions of Boards of Examiners
  • Regulation 15 on Higher Doctorates
  • Regulation 34 on Determination of Fitness Practise
  • Regulation 36 on Student Registration, Attendance and Progress
  • Regulation 38 on Research Degrees

Rationale: To reflect further amendments arising from the academic governance review. The majority of the amendments reflect the disestablishment of the Board of Undergraduate Studies and the merger of the Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees of the Boards of the Faculties to form Faculty Education Committees. Additionally, gendered terminology has been removed.  

Fri 09 February 2018, 11:59 | Tags: Regulations

Revisions to Ordinances 7 and 9

At its meeting on 7 February 2018, the Council approved for the first time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties and University Ordinance 9 on Board of Graduate Studies.

Rationale: To reflect further amendments arising from the academic governance review, to addressing operability issues identified by the Faculties and to update the Board of Graduate Studies constitution, previously approved by the Senate.

At its meeting on 7 February 2018, the Council approved for the second time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties and University Ordinance 9 on Board of Graduate Studies.

Rationale: Following the review undertaken by the Academic Governance Review Group on the University’s academic governance processes it was proposed that Ordinance 7 and Ordinance 9 be amended to reflect the disestablishment of the Board of Undergraduate Studies and the merger of the Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees of the Boards of the Faculties to form Faculty Education Committees. Additionally, redundant references to sub-faculties have been removed.

Fri 09 February 2018, 11:53 | Tags: Ordinances

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