Academic Policies & Procedures
This page provides a list of the Academic Policies, Procedures and Guidance for staff. A policies and procedures web page for students can be found at http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/studentpolicies/. The policies, procedures and guidance are organised by the topics listed below. Further information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the links on the right hand side of this page.
UK Quality Code for Higher Education
All of the University’s academic policies, procedures and guidance must align with the Quality Assurance Agency’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education which is used to assure the standards and quality of higher education in the UK.
Cycle of Reviews
The University aims to review its academic policies, procedures and guidance every 3 years to ensure they remain compliant with the UK Quality Code for HE or other external drivers and that they remain consistent with the strategic direction of the University. The academic policies, procedures and guidance should also be reviewed in light of any organisational changes that will impact the terms referenced throughout the documents for example changes to function names or staff job titles.
The Admissions Policy underpins the University’s approach to the admission of all students, to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and aims to provide clear detail on the key principles that guide this approach. This policy also covers the University’s Clearing Policy, Dealing with Applications from Students with Criminal Convictions, Provision of Feedback to Unsuccessful Applicants and the Policy and Procedure on the Widening Participation Policy in the Context of Admissions.
This section also provides the Policy on Operating Tier 4 of the Points Based System for Immigration and the Procedure for Admitting and Monitoring Students within Tier 4 of the Points Based System for Immigration.
Policy on Operating Tier 4 of the Points Based System for Immigration
Procedure for Admitting and Monitoring Students within Tier 4
Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
This section provides the various procedures and guidelines required to deal with student appeals and discipline, including Personal Circumstances and the Fitness to Practice Policy and Procedures.
Personal Circumstances and Academic Appeals Procedure
Academic Appeals Form - Faculty (PDF)
Academic Appeals Form - Faculty (Word)
Academic Appeals Form - Senate (PDF)
Academic Appeals Form - Senate (Word)
This section contains the Assessment and Feedback Policy which comprises the four assessment and feedback principles. This section also contains the Assessment and Feedback Procedures which are underpinned by a suite of additional policies and guidelines which are all listed here. Guidance for External Examiners of Taught Courses can also be found in this section as well as the Policy and Procedure for Awarding Aegrotat and Posthumous Degrees.
Assessment and Feedback Policy
Procedure and Guidelines for External Examiners of Taught Programmes
Policy on Honours Classification and Other Award Rankings
Guidance on Marking Assessments in UG and PG Taught Courses
Policy on Motivational Merit and Distinction
Guidance on Providing Feedback to Large Classes
Policy for Flexible Learning Arrangements
Policy on Invigilation of Examinations
Guidelines for the Use of Computers in Examinations
Guidelines for the Use of Turnitin
Guidelines for pre-recorded audio and video teaching materials
Policy and Procedure for Late Submission of Coursework
Policy on Moderation and Double Marking
Policy and Procedure on Extensions to Coursework Submission
Procedures for Preparing and Conducting Examinations
Procedures for Returning Marks and Disseminating Results
Policy and Procedure for Awarding Aegrotat and Posthumous Degrees
Student Module Evaluation Policy
Student Module Evaluation Procedures
This section contains the Policy on Collaborative Provision Leading to Awards or Joint Awards. This policy contains links to useful guidance for staff on drawing up a collaborative agreement as well as a glossary of terms. A Policy and Code of Practice on Flexible and Distributed Student Learning can also be found here.
Policy and Code of Practice on Collaborative Education Provision
Policy for Flexible and Distributed Learning (including e-learning)
This section contains the Policy and Procedure on Programme and Module Approval which provides, among other things, timelines for providing details of new courses or major amendments to existing courses to Senate and the Academic Regulations Review Group (ARRG). The Policy and Procedures also provide a useful flowchart of the new course proposal process.
Policy and Procedure on Programme and Module Approval
Guidance for the Completion of Programme Specifications
This section provides the Policy on Careers Education, Information and Guidance which offers information on the role of the Careers Service within the University.
Policy on Careers Education, Information and Guidance
The University’s Disability Policy can be found here. Reference should also be made to the University's Dignity and Respect web pages http://www.strath.ac.uk/equalitydiversity/dignityandrespect/ which contains the University's Dignity and Respect Policy.
This section provides outlines the suite of activities to review academic provision and practices, including the Internal Review Framework.
Quinquennial Review of Academic Provision
Thematic Review Policy and Procedure
This section provides Guidance on Charging for Course Materials, guidance on the content for departmental/ School handbooks, the Students' Representation Policy and Guidance for students and staff on student maternity, maternity/ paternity support and adoption. The Procedure for the Creation and Amendment of Prizes can also be found here.
Guidance on Charging for Course Materials
Guidelines for Programme Handbooks
Student Academic Representation Policy
Guidance for students and staff on student maternity
Policy on Approval of Major Initiatives
Procedure for the Creation and Amendment of Prizes
Student Guidance on the Use of Social Media and VLEs
Procedure for Awarding Aegrotat and Posthumous Degrees
This section provides a range of policies and guidelines relating to students conducting research within the University. Reference should also be made to the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Services web pages http://www.strath.ac.uk/rkes/ and the University Ethics Committee web page http://www.strath.ac.uk/ethics/.
Code of Practice on Investigations Involving Human Beings
Policy and Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Study
Covid-19 Impact Statement for PGR Thesis Submissions
Guidance for PGRs Who Support Teaching
Framework of Professional Doctorates
Higher Doctorate - Policy, Procedure & Guidelines
Postgraduate Research Leave Support Policy
PGR Leave Fund - Application Form
Students needing to interrupt their studies may apply to go into voluntary suspension. Find more information about applying for voluntary suspension
This policy sets out the agreed principles for the structure of the academic year, the teaching calendar, the relationship with operational timetabling procedures and the responsibilities of staff and students to ensure the effective operation of the teaching calendar.
This section provides procedures and guidance in relation to student discipline.
Policy and Procedures on Fitness to Practise
Procedure for Managing Students with Criminal Proceedings