The University has a complaints procedure for dealing with complaints of an academic and non-academic nature from PGRs and others. There is a procedure for dealing with complaints relating to harassment or bullying of any kind.
PGRs may appeal if, following examination, they fail to achieve the qualification sought, or in a number of other circumstances concerning their academic progression set out in Regulation 2.8. Responsibility for considering appeals has been delegated by the Senate to SC.
If a PGR receives an examination outcome of a downgrade and they decide to appeal this decision they will still be required to abide by the approved timetable for the submission of the thesis for the lower award (as set out in section 12) unless exceptional circumstances apply.
- Appendix 1: Policy on the recording of second progress review meetings and oral examinations for research degrees
- Appendix 2: Policy on PhD/EngD and MPhil PGR progression
- Appendix 3: PGR Academic Misconduct policy
- Appendix 4: Paid parental leave policy
- Appendix 5: Policy framework for distance learning PGR programmes
- Appendix 6: Policy framework for collaborative off-site and collaborative split-site PGR programmes
- Appendix 7: Policy framework for integrated PhD programmes
- Appendix 8: Policy and process for the appointment of examiners for research degrees
- Appendix 9: Guidance for Examiners on Degree Outcomes