Guidance for staff on student administration and support
The University expects the student to accept his or her obligation to act as a responsible member of the University’s academic community. The student is also expected to take ultimate responsibility for the successful completion of the course.
It is important for the student to understand as soon as possible which parts of the course all students must study and those which allow a choice of options and to seek advice when this is not clear; to take particular care to ensure that he or she is aware of any qualifying examination or tests involved in the course, the consequence of failing any such requirements, and what opportunities are available for re-taking the qualifying examination or tests; and to ensure that the standard of his or her English is sufficient for the successful completion of the course.
In order to make the most effective use of the academic support provided, the student should endeavour to develop an appropriate working pattern, including beneficial and professional relationships with his or her dissertation supervisor and academic advisor. To facilitate this, the student should discuss with the supervisor/academic advisor the type of guidance and comment which he or she finds most helpful, and agree a schedule of meetings. The student should also be aware of his or her joint responsibility with the supervisor/academic advisor to ensure that regular and frequent contact is maintained, and to be encouraged to take the initiative to maintain contact when necessary
In working with supervisors or other academic staff, students should also:
Throughout the course, it is important for the student to:
It is essential for the student to:
It is the student’s responsibility to decide, after any necessary consultation with the relevant college officer (where applicable), whether there are circumstances relating to the examination of the course (e.g. illness, bereavement, etc.) which should be drawn to the attention of the examiners. If appropriate, the college will support the student in submitting information about factors affecting performance to be forwarded to the examiners. The student must not contact the examiners directly about such matters.
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