Academic Manual


Recent Changes

Information for students and staff about recent changes to the UCL Academic Manual.
Academic Misconduct Changes

NEW: Student Academic Misconduct 2019-20

The Student Academic Misconduct Procedures (formerly 'Examination Irregularities') have been reviewed by a working group of Education Committee and include a number of important changes for 2019/20.

Core Programme Information 2019/20

NEW: Core Programme Information 2019-20

The Core Programme Information forms the basis of departmental student handbooks and Moodle sites. The centrally-provided text has now been published. Up-to-date web links will be published soon. 

Other Changes to Student Assessment

NEW: Programme and Module Approval and Amendment 2019-20

For 2019-20 there are enhancements to the Programme Approval process and changes to the submission deadlines for all Programme Amendments

Changes to Assessment 2019-20

NEW: Changes to Assessment 2019-20

There are a number of minor amendments and clarifications particularly around Examination Adjustments, overseas exams and reasonable adjustments for religious reasons.

Academic Partnerships 2019-20

NEW: Academic Partnerships 2019-20

Main change is the addition of the double and joint research degrees as per Research Degrees Committee’s decision to allow these types of degrees to be developed at UCL subject to an approval process.

Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures

NEW: Student Casework 2019-20

For 2019-20 there are changes to the Student Complaints Procedure and some minor amendments to the Material Irregularities Procedure.

Quality Review 2019-20

NEW: Quality Review 2019-20

The updated Chapter 9 include changes to External Examining and minor amendments to Student Academic Representation.

Taught Programme Registration Changes

NEW: Admissions 2019-20

For 2019-20 there are changes to the Student Protection Policy, Criminal Convictions Policy, and Ex-Offenders Policy.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

NEW: Changes to Registration 2019-20

Chapter 3 includes minor amendments to Authorised Absence, Withdrawing from a Programme and Module Selection.

Changes to Registration 2019-20

NEW: Qualifications and Credit 2019-20

Minor amendments include a new Master of Public Health qualification and changes to the Initial Teacher Education interim qualifications.

Student Reference Policy Updated

Student Reference Policy Updated

The policy on providing references for students was updated during 2018-19 to ensure that it is GDPR compliant.

Summer School Regulations Updated

Summer School Regulations Updated

Some minor amendments have been agreed for the 2019 Summer School.

Exam Board Agendas and Proformas Updated

Exam Board Agendas and Proformas Updated

The standard and Sub Board agenda templates and checklists, and the Faculty Observer guidelines and proforma were updated during 2018-19.

Student Guides to Condonement

Student Guides to Condonement

Student Guides to Condonement for the 2018-19.

Help for Departments Implementing the New Regulations

Help for Departments Implementing the 2018-19 Regulations

A range of resources to help departments understand and implement the 2018-19 changes.

Late Summer Assessments 2018-19

Late Summer Assessments 2018-19

The LSA Staff Planning Pack has now been updated for the 2018-19 session.

Undergraduate Changes

2018-19 Undergraduate Changes

A single set of regulations now covers all modular undergraduate programmes. Find out more about the key changes to module structures and to the regulations for Module Assessment, Condonement and Classification.

Taught Postgraduate Changes

2018-19 Taught Postgraduate Changes

For 2018-19 there are changes to the Module Assessment, Progression and Award, and Classification regulations for Graduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes.

Institute of Education Taught Postgraduate Changes

2018-19 Institute of Education Taught Postgraduate Changes

There are a number of changes to be aware of, including new Condonement regulations and revised Classification criteria.