For specific questions about a module contact the module convenor or tutor, who is listed on the module description webpage.
Your academic Supervisor will be able to help you with any general queries or concerns.
Your supervisor is the person who looks after you pastorally for the full length of your degree.
Lecturers, who may be part-time or sessional, teach you for the length of a module.
Electronic copies are available to download from the page below:
Frequent updates are made to the web pages for current students. Particularly check the links for Handbooks, Forms and Documents:
Pigeonholes are located in our reception area. These will be used for some Departmental communications and the return of work. You will also need to check your college pigeonholes where other University communications and your external post will be delivered.
There is a separate leaflet rack in our reception area which will be used to return feedback on assessments. This is only available for two weeks from the time that your tutor emails you that it is ready and then it is destroyed – so do remember to collect it!
Email must be checked every day (eg Lecture cancellations). It can be checked off-campus online or, if you prefer, it can be redirected from your University account to your personal email account.
It would help the department if students modified their photograph viewing permissions. This is just for identification purposes. Please give consent for departmental staff to view your photograph by ticking the box indicating "All staff in my department(s)".
e:Vision is a secure online portal shows all the data related to you which is held on within the University data systems. You can use it to see what modules you are registerered for and (eventually) your module results.
You can use the following link to update your contact details:
Yes. This is a simple process. You should discuss it with your supervisor and then see Rachel O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the General Office to get the form processed.
Please refer to the Student Representation section of your handbook. Your cohort will need a representative. If you would be interested, let Deborah know.
The E-Lab can be found in room V/B/023 which is situated off the covered walkway that links Market Square (where Nisa is) and the lake.
If you do not have the access code, please contact Rachel O'Brien (email@example.com).
For security purposes, it is important that you do not give your access to anyone else. Unfortunately, anyone found doing so will have to be barred from using the facility.
Only members of our Department and the Centre for English Language Teaching can use this facility.
If you are aware of other people using the E-Lab, please let Deborah Hines know.
To verify what modules you are enrolled in, check on e:Vision. Also check your route code.
If you need to change a module, complete the module change and withdrawal form. This form is accessible from the leaflet rack in the reception area or online.
These forms should be completed before the end of week three of the term in which the module is taught. It is unlikely you will need to do this in your first year, but may be necessary for subsequent years.
Your route code is used to identify your programme of study. This replaces the UCAS code (eg Q302) which you have used to refer to your degree program so far.
You can access your timetable through e:Vision. After logging in, you will find a link that says "Timetable"; this will take you directly to your personalised timetable.
Please refer to the section on ‘Attendance at and Absence from teaching’ in your Handbook.
As soon as is possible, email the Lecturer/Tutor for the teaching session you missed and copy your Supervisor and firstname.lastname@example.org into the email. Get notes from Lecturer/Tutor at beginning of the next class.
You must report your sickness by email to the lecturer/tutor for the module(s) you are missing teaching. Also copy in your supervisor and register your illness through your e:Vision account.
Please see the guidance on sickness self-certification here.
A copy of the statement of assessment can be downloaded from handbook, forms, and documents.
If you have any special needs, whether permanent or temporary, please see Deborah Hines about them as soon as you are aware that they could affect an assessment. The earlier you do this, the more the Department can help you in your studies.
If you are an overseas student, you must attend the training session put on by the Examinations Office in Week 10.
You must take your University Card or one of the following forms of photo ID to all closed examinations. Please be aware that failure to do so could result in a mark of zero for that exam.
Be prepared for examinations taking place on Saturdays.
University Ordinances and Regulations state the following:
5.3.2 Closed examinations
Attendance at all University closed examinations (and collection times for open examinations) is compulsory and any candidate who fails to present himself/herself for an examination at the time and place published by the Registrar and Secretary, except when prevented from doing so by illness or other good cause, will be deemed to have failed in that part of the assessment. Misreading of the examination time-table will not be regarded as 'good cause'.
If you do not fulfil the criteria for attendance and/or fail any examination you will not be able to progress to your second year. This has happened to students in this department in recent years.
Exams take place in Week 1 of Term 2, and in Weeks 5-7 of Term 3. In addition, resit week is in the middle of August. This is important for progression to the second year, so you will need to be available in York. You must therefore be on campus for Monday of Week 1 of each term.
This is usually the third week of August. You must make sure that you are in York for that week. The consequences of not attending a resit examination have permanent damaging effects on your final degree, and may result in your not being able to progress to the next year.
Students have failed exams because they were travelling back, not been able to travel back to York in August or said that they did not know. In all these cases they failed the module. The consequences of failing a module are set out in your Handbook.
If you fail a module in some cases it can be compensated by your other module marks otherwise you will have to be reassessed. If you are not eligible for compensation or you fail the reassessment and this occurs before your final year, you will be sent down from the University.
No, dictionaries are not permitted in any examination.
Please refer to the sections on Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct in your handbook. See also the University’s Academic Intergirity training website.
It is a University requirement that all first year undergraduate students take a course in academic intergrity. This will equip you to avoid inadvertently plagiarising in any assessments (coursework, essays and exams). All students must successfully complete the training in order to progress beyond the first year of their degree. You will be directed how and when to take the training module during the first year.
If there is an accident or ‘near miss’ you must report it. If in doubt see Deborah Hines.
Who to contact
- Rachel O'Brien