Part 1 - The Framework day to day
The day to day activities of academic life are guided by the University regulations. A working knowledge of the Framework and Assessment regulations is essential for tutors who are required to advise students. The University Academic Regulations are available for you to refer to.
The University Modular Framework (UMF) provides a flexible framework which allows students to study full-time, part-time as an associate student or a distance learner for example. The Framework covers all modules from level 4 to level 8 and ensures that students have an equitable educational experience irrespective of their programme of studies.
The UMF is designed to consider learning as a continuum. It provides a common set of progression and assessment regulations that apply to all students undertaking taught modules. The UMF provides the structure for the construction of programmes of study. It governs the design process for modules and their organisation into a range of awards. The framework seeks to be flexible enough to welcome a wide range of learners and to support them throughout their period of study. It also aims to provide a student centred learning experience that enables individual progression, development and achievement.
The University Modular Framework (UMF) is made of discrete teaching blocks called modules which are put together to provide a coherent programme of study. Each module incorporates key skills as well as subject specific content and each needs to be passed individually in order to achieve the stipulate credit.
Sources of guidance - staff
There are a range of people within the University who are able to provide guidance on the day to day matters of the UMF. If you are unsure about any aspect of the Framework, please contact one of the people below, who will be happy to help you.
The Head of Frameworks and the Associate Heads are responsible for the overall operation of the University Modular Framework (UMF). The staff involved with managing the UMF are based in the Framework Office in Holdenby Building, Park Campus.
For further information about the staff within the Frameworks Office and their contact details please see the Who's Who section.
Student Administration Teams
For students on all programmes, student administration is managed within the relevant Student Administration Teams or Joint Honours Office. Administrators within these offices deal with all matters relating to student records, including admissions, enrolment, withdrawal, transfer and confirmation.
Sources of guidance - Documents
There are a range of documents which you might wish to consult about the Framework. They are all available electronically. The links are available throughout this document.
An undergraduate and postgraduate handbook is produced annually and available to all students.
University Academic Regulations which apply to all members of the institution are available.