We can provide assistance with any academic problems that should arise during your time as an undergraduate.
Students cannot normally change course registration after teaching week 2 of the start of the semester in which the course is taught. Please speak to the Student Support Team or your Personal Tutor as soon as possible.
Your Personal Tutor should be your first port of call for academic advice and guidance as well as for providing academic references. It is advisable to contact your PT by email to arrange an appointment unless you know his or her office hour(s).
If your PT is not available for any reason, you should contact the Student Support Team who can put you in touch with the School’s Senior Tutor or another relevant Academic member of staff.
You should speak to your Personal Tutor as soon as possible to discuss the options available to you, or please contact the Student Support Team. Further support and guidance on academic appeals can be obtained from The EUSA Advice Place.
Where possible, you must adhere to the degree programme table (DPT) and take all courses noted as compulsory. If you have a strong reason for taking another course (e.g. looking ahead to further study), please speak to the Student Support Team to discuss a concession to allow you to deviate from the DPT. Please note that all concessions MUST be authorised by the Senior Tutor (or, in some cases, College) and approval is not guaranteed. ALL deviations will be noted on your student record.
Students who require a leave of absence exceeding three weeks in duration need to apply for an Authorised Interruption of Study (AIS). An AIS is where a student is given permission to suspend their studies for a period of time for 'good' reason. An AIS will not normally exceed one academic year and supporting evidence (such as a personal statement, medical letters and/or third party statements) must be provided.
The deadline for applying to College for an AIS is end of February in any academic year. Late applications are not considered. A student cannot take re-sits while on an AIS.
If you wish to apply for an AIS you should contact the Student Support Team as soon as possible. The application will then be sent to the Associate Dean (Academic Progress), who will contact you directly to confirm the outcome. Interruptions cannot be granted retrospectively. If you are struggling with personal and/or academic issues, it is vital that you contact the Student Support Team as soon as possible.
During the period of absence it is your responsibility to provide a current postal contact address and to ensure that any legal requirements imposed by your funding or grant authority are met. You must also check your University email account regularly for communications from the University.
Students who are interested in transferring into another degree programme within LLC should contact the Student Support Team as early as possible. It should be remembered that final authorisation of transfers within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures lies with the Senior Tutor and some transfers are not possible.
While transfer to a different degree programme within the College of Humanities and Social Science is possible, it is not automatic and some transfers are not possible, particularly where there are tight subject limits and minimum entrance grades for degree programmes.
The Student Support Team will be able to advise you on procedures for transferring into another School within CHSS and also on transferring to another College. It should be noted that in the latter case - as with transfers which extend the period of study - these transfers must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic Progress). There is a strict deadline for such requests - for 2012/13 this was 5th April 2013. Students will be informed of the outcome during the summer.
Please contact the Student Support Team as soon as possible in order that we can notify Registry. You should also discuss your intentions with your Personal Tutor.
Please note that your e-mail account will become inactive shortly after leaving the University therefore you should inform your e-mail contacts and be sure to copy all important data to a personal account. It is your responsibility to inform your funding body.
Contact the Student Support Team who will be happy to help:
Room 5.05 (Floor 5), David Hume Tower
John +44 (0) 131 650 3647
Jackie +44 (0) 131 650 3673
Michela +44 (0)131 650 6948
This article was published on Sep 23, 2013