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Academic Regulations – Section A
Creation date 10 June 2010  +
Date for review 10 June 2014  +
Equality Forum Feedback This is the first time these regulations h This is the first time these regulations have been impact assessed and the language used has not previously been considered in terms of the various equality strands. Some of the language used in the existing regulations might be regarded as ethnocentric, e.g. the use of ‘foreign’ to describe languages other than English. e.g. the use of ‘normal’ in relation to the language of academic delivery. Some language could be regarded as demeaning e.g. the use of ‘special needs’. There are also a number of references to ‘his’ or ‘her’ where a gender neutral alternative could be used instead. neutral alternative could be used instead.
Faculty or Service Area Registrar and Secretary's Office +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 August 2013 13:16:36  +
Name of policy owner Louise Allen +
Please give examples to support your answers, use evidence where necessary and provide a justification or course of action where it is applicable Planned duration and maximum periods of study for full and part-time students differ. These time periods have been set out so that no student is disadvantaged and that parity between full and part time is maintained.
Please identify which customer groups the policy applies to Staff  +, Students  +
Please identify which of the following protected characteristics are affected more or less by the policy Age  +, Disability  +, Gender  +, Race  +, Religious belief  +, Sexual orientation  +, Socio-economic group (students only)  +, Mode of attendance (part-time or full-time)  +
Purpose of the policy being assessed To state the University’s principles of the Academic Regulations All students of the University and those staff involved in the academic processes referred to within the regulations.
Recommendations To replace the following words with altern To replace the following words with alternatives: e.g. A1.8.4 ‘the special needs of students’ to specific requirements for those’who.. A4.3.1 ‘The normal language’ to the standard language ‘Foreign’ with other - A4.3.2, A4.8.6, ‘Normal’ with required or usual - A4. 4.1, A4.8.14, A5.2.3 ‘Normally’ with usually – A5.4.1, A5.5.4 ‘her or his’ with the or their - A4. 8.3, A4. 8.5, A5.5.3, A5.5.9 ‘he or she’ with the student – A4. 8.5, A4.8.11, ‘he or she’ with they – A5.2.2, A5.5.9 1, ‘he or she’ with they – A5.2.2, A5.5.9
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