9 Receiving the certificate of achievement
A student who successfully completes the Access programme by passing both courses, or the equivalent, will be issued with a certificate of achievement.
The following general regulations will apply only if a student progresses to the degree.
Final Diploma and Diploma Supplement
A student who is granted the degree will receive the following Graduation documents under the seal of the University:
- A final Diploma certificate. The date of the award will be 1 August.
- A Diploma Supplement, which is a detailed record of a student's studies.
See Glossary for a further explanation of a diploma supplement.
Students should note that the delivery of Graduation documents may take 3-6 months.
Eligibility for an award
To be eligible for an award of the University, a student must have:
- registered with the University as an International Programmes Student for the relevant programme of study
- satisfied the requirements for the relevant award and complied with the regulations for the programme concerned in all respects
- made satisfactory payment to the University of all due fees and accounts.
The University reserves the right not to grant the award to a student who fails to satisfy any of these conditions.
Students should note that the Access programme is not an award of the University. It is an alternative point of entry to the degree.
The following rules for Aegrotat degree provision apply only if a student progresses to the degree.
Aegrotat degree provisions
A degree student who is absent from a written paper examination which, if attempted, would have entitled them to be considered for the award of the degree may be considered for an Aegrotat degree (i.e. a degree awarded without classification) or a classified degree if their absence was through illness or another cause judged sufficient by the University, such as the death of a near relative.
See Glossary for the definition of an Aegrotat degree and classified degree.
A degree student who attempts all the written paper examinations for the award but considers that their performance in the examination(s) was adversely affected by illness or another cause judged sufficient by the University, such as the death of a near relative, may be considered for either an Aegrotat degree or a classified degree.
See also 'Illness during examinations' in section 4.
An application for an Aegrotat or classified degree in the circumstances of paragraphs 9.3 or 9.4 will be considered by the Board of Examiners on the basis of the standard reached by the student in the written examination papers attempted.
A student who wishes to apply for an Aegrotat or classified degree in the circumstances of paragraphs 9.4 or 9.5 must submit an application for consideration of their case within three weeks of the last date of their examinations. The application must be accompanied by a medical certificate or other supporting evidence.
If the Board of Examiners decides that a student has reached the standard required for the award of a classified degree, they will recommend the award of such a degree and will not consider the student for the award of an Aegrotat degree. The Board of Examiners will not recommend the award of a class of degree higher than the overall level which the student has achieved in the examinations they attempted. A student who is offered a classified degree in this way will be required to accept the award and will not be permitted to re-enter examinations at a later date.
If the Board of Examiners decides that a student has not reached the standard required for the award of a classified degree, they may recommend the award of an Aegrotat degree. Under these circumstances, the student may decide to accept the Aegrotat degree or may choose to re-enter the examination at a later date.
If a student informs the University in writing that they wish to accept the Aegrotat degree, they will not be eligible to re-enter the examination at a later date.
If a student decides to re-enter the examination rather than accept the Aegrotat degree, they will no longer be eligible to apply for the award at a later date.