The University Research Regulations – Section 2,3 and 4

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Faculty or Service Area: Registrar and Secretary's Office
Name of policy owner: Matthew Froggatt
Original policy document: None.
Creation date: 2010/06/04
Purpose of the policy being assessed:
To regulate research degree programmes

Students of specific research awards:

Section 2 – PhD by Published Works Section 3 – Higher Doctorates

Student Affected by the following processes:

Section 4 – Extenuating Circumstances and Appeal

Customer groups affected by the policy: Students
Relevant protected characteristics affected by the policy: Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religious belief, Sexual orientation, Socio-economic group (students only), Mode of attendance (part-time or full-time)
Examples of how these protected characteristics are affected by policy with evidence, justification and course of action:
Disability – B4.1.1 Timescales for Confirmation of Registration are ‘variable depending on the circumstances and commitments of the student’.

B10.2 ‘In exceptional circumstances, the University Research Committee may approve and alternative form of examination’.

Mode of Attendance – A student’s registration period may be extended if necessary by the Faculty Research Committee

This policy applies to, and affects, all students equally.

Supporting evidence: None.
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