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The guides below summarise the key aspects of the academic regulations of your degree and how you will be assessed. To find term dates and other key dates, please see Academic Calendars

To submit a request for a course work extension or an examination deferral, please complete and submit the appropriate form below

Examination Deferral Request Form

Extension Request Form - University

Extension Request Form - Holy Cross

Extension Request Form - St Marys

Integrated Dissertation Proposal Form 2018-19

 

Structure of your degree

How your Undergraduate Degree is Structured - BA QTS Only

How your Undergraduate Degree is Structured - EXCEPT BA QTS

Progressing through your degree

Progressing from Certificate Level to Intermediate Level - ALL undergraduates

Progressing from Intermediate Level to Honours Level - ALL undergraduates

Progressing from Year Three to Year Four - four-year QTS degrees

Resits and retakes

Opportunities for Undergraduates to Resit or to Retake with Attendance

Opportunities for Postgraduates to Resit or Retake with Attendance (for students who started before September 2015)

Opportunities for Postgraduates to Resit or Retake with Attendance (for students who started from September 2015)

Sickness and other personal circumstances

Sickness Injury and other Personal Circumstances for Undergraduates

Sickness Injury and other Personal Circumstances for Postgraduates

Ramadan Guidance during the May/June Examination Period

Completing your degree

Completing Honours Level - EXCEPT four-year QTS degrees

Degree Classification Guide - EXCEPT BA QTS

Completing Year Four - four-year QTS degrees

Degree Classification Guide QTS

Completing your Postgraduate Course (for students who started before September 2015)

Completing your Postgraduate Course (for students who started from September 2015)

Becoming Eligible for a Distinction or Merit (for students who started before September 2015)

Becoming Eligible for a Distinction or Merit (for students who started from September 2015

The guides below outline what the University understands by academic misconduct, how suspected misconduct is investigated and the typical penalties.

Guide to Academic Misconduct Level C

Guide to Academic Misconduct Levels I H

Guide to Academic Misconduct - Postgraduate

 

If you wish to appeal against a decision of a Degree or Progression Board, there are separate procedures to follow.

These are outlined in the guidance on Academic Appeals:

Academic Appeals Procedure

Academic Appeals Flowchart

If, having consulted this guide, you think you have grounds for appealing against an academic decision please contact your Faculty or Departmental Office to seek advice from a Senior Academic Adviser. If the Adviser cannot resolve the matter informally, and you wish to proceed with an appeal, you will need to email a completed Intention to Appeal Form to appeals@hope.ac.uk no later than the earlier of (a) 10 working days after the publication of the Board’s decision or (b) 5 working days before the conferment of the award.

Forms are also available for collection at the Gateway Building reception desk and must be submitted electronically with supportive evidence to appeals@hope.ac.uk.

Once you have submitted an ‘intention of appeal form’ along with supportive evidence to appeals@hope.ac.uk, your appeal case may go through a two stage process (please also refer to the ?);

1) Referred to the Faculty Senior Academic Advisor Appeal Panel,

2) If the Panel establishes a 'Prima Facie case' then your case is referred to a formal 'Academic Appeal Committee' hearing.

 

You should also take advice from the Students’ Union. Contact details are below:

Students' Union Advice Centre
AJB 057, Hope Park, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool, L16 9JD

Main Contacts:
Richard Hughes (Advice Worker) - suadvice@hope.ac.uk 0151 291 3708

Kira Cox (President) - pres@hope.ac.uk 0151 291 3706

Pranay Raj Shakya (Vice President Education) - vpresed@hope.ac.uk 0151 291 3651

Ayo Akinrele (Vice President Welfare & Community) - vpreswelfare@hope.ac.uk 0151 291 3663


The links below take you to the formal rules governing the University's courses (approved by Senate), together with supporting guidelines for staff (approved by the Standing Subcommittee on Assessment).

These are complex and detailed documents. It may be easier, in the first instance, to consult the student guides available via the above tabs.

 

Programmes of Study (Regulations)

Assessment of Students (Regulations)

Assessment of Students (Guidelines)

 

Qualifications Framework

 

The Student Administration team forms part of the wider range of support services available to students through Student Support and Well Being and are responsible for central student administration at the University.

We have overall management of the student and curriculum record and the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate regulations. Our work underpins a student’s academic experience from application through to graduation and incorporates both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions, registration, assessment and examinations, appeals, certificates and transcripts, student related statistical reporting and returns to statutory bodies, records management and graduation.

For further information, please contact the Student Administration Team:

0151 291 3331

administration@hope.ac.uk