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					 Academic Development

Customised Programmes


Programme Handbook 2010/11




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                                                                               Introduction and welcome

Welcome to the programme handbook for Customised Programmes. The following pages
contain information relating to many aspects of your academic year in 2010/11, including your
programme of study, the modules you will undertake, and services and resources offered by the
University to help you.


Hang on to this handbook! It contains lots of information that you‟ll need to refer to throughout in
the year, for example about assessments, or calendar dates. There is also a lot of information on
the student portal, which will provide the most up to date information.




While care has been taken to try to ensure that the information contained in this edition of the programme handbook is
correct, no guarantee can be given that it is completely free of errors or omissions.




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Contents

Section A: About your programme of study and Academic Development

Your programme
  1.   Welcome from Head of Academic Development
  2.   Programme management, communication, and contact details
  3.   Calendar of the academic year 2010/2011
  4.   Programme structure and other information
  5.   Personal Development Planning and Confident Futures
  6.   Academic regulations

Assessments
  7. Assessment schedule
  8. Coursework submission procedures
  9. Style notes
  10. Assessment criteria
  11. Plagiarism
  12. Academic support
  13. Mitigating circumstances and student absence
  14. Getting your results

School information
  15. Health and safety


Section B: University information

  1. A-Z of University Services: accommodation, advice and guidance, C&IT services,
     careers, confident futures, counselling, disabilities, health conditions and specific learning
     difficulties, emergencies, English language support, faith, spirituality and chaplaincy, fees
     and finance, funding, health, independent student advice service, international student
     support, libraries and learning information services, mentoring, matriculation, Edinburgh
     Napier students‟ association, nimweb, personal information, regulations, security, sports
     services, student cards, student portal, study skills, teaching timetable, WebCT.




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     Section A: About your programme of study and Academic Development

1.     Welcome from Head of Academic Development

     Dear Student

     Welcome to Customised Programmes offered by Academic Development, Edinburgh Napier
     University. We are pleased that you have chosen to undertake your studies through our flexible
     scheme. Napier‟s Customised Programmes is the largest suite of programmes of its kind in
     Scotland where we offer the full range of undergraduate awards from Certificates through to
     Degrees with Honours, and the postgraduate awards from Postgraduate Certificates to Masters
     Degrees.

     I am confident that you will find your period of study here interesting, enjoyable and relevant to
     your needs. Our principle aim is to enable you to develop your full potential both in your chosen
     area of study and as an individual. To assist with this we allow you flexible choice from potentially
     all modules across the University to build your own programme of study that leads to an award
     relating to your personal aspirations and your career development.

     We have an excellent academic guidance network consisting of academic advisors ready to help
     you build your programme of study and tailor it to your needs while ensuring it is academically
     coherent and suits the marketplace.

     I would also like to give a special welcome to our overseas students coming into Customised
     Programmes. We look forward to you sharing your culture with us and our students during your
     stay at Edinburgh Napier University.

     The academic year for 2010/11 begins on the 6th September. Trimester 1 teaching and
     assessment will be completed before the Christmas break. Trimester 2 begins on 10 th January
     2011 and finishes on 18th April. Trimester 3 runs over the summer between 16th May and 22nd
     August.

     Lastly remember that being at University is not all about studying! There are University clubs to
     join, social events to participate in, and people to meet. There are of course many external
     activities running in and around Edinburgh. If you wish to travel and go further a field there is the
     whole of Scotland to visit, and for those who wish it, easy travel to Europe.

     I hope you enjoy your time as a Napier student.

     Best wishes

     Rowena Pelik
     Director of Academic Development
     September 2010




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          2.          Programme management, communication and contact details

Programme team
Each programme has a team to manage the day-to-day running of the programme. If you have a
query or problem then you should contact one of the following members of staff. You should
ensure that you know who the members of the programme team are for your programme.

Programme Leader

Ted Finch,
(0131) 455 6507
Room 401, Bevan Villa, Craighouse Campus
E-mail: t.finch@napier.ac.uk


Programme Administrators
General enquiries
(0131) 455 6800
Room 208, Bevan Villa, Craighouse Campus
E-mail: ccp@napier.ac.uk

Academic Development is the hub of Napier‟s Customised Programmes operation and comprises
the “one door entry” to the Programmes, located at Room 208, Bevan Villa, Craighouse Campus.
Staff in Academic Development include the Programme Leader, who has overall responsibility for
operation and development of the Customised Programmes, assisted by the Programme
Administrators.

From time to time you may need to go to the school/faculty office to leave messages for a member
of staff, to collect personal mail or messages from academic staff, or for other administrative
matters.
Please feel free to visit the office whenever you have a query.

If you are using a phone from inside the university, you only need to dial the last four digits.



Please note that these locations may change during the year.




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Faculty Programme Advisers and Subject Advisers

Edinburgh Napier University Business School
Faculty Programme Adviser: Anne Chalmers
Craiglockhart 4/07, Telephone: 0131 455 4629, Email: a.chalmers@napier.ac.uk

Subject Advisers:
Subject           Adviser          Campus/Room        Phone         E-mail

Financial           Malcolm        Craiglockhart      Ext 4454      m.pettigrew@napier.ac.uk
Services            Pettigrew      Room 4/16
Accounting,         School         Craiglockhart
Economics           Office         Room 3/45
and Statistics
Marketing       School             Craiglockhart
                Office             Room 3/45
Hospitality and School             Craiglockhart
Tourism         Office             Room 3/45
Management
Law             James              Craiglockhart      Ext: 4546     j.mcdougall@napier.ac.uk
                McDougall          Room 1/60
Languages       Mariano            Craiglockhart      Ext: 4416     m.rossi@napier.ac.uk
                Rossi              Room 4/14
All other       Anne               Craiglockhart      Ext: 4629     a.chalmers@napier.ac.uk
Business        Chalmers           Room 4/07
School areas

Faculty of Health Life and Social Sciences

Faculty Programme Adviser: George Petrie
F22 Canaan Lane Campus, Telephone: 0131 455 5601, E-mail: g.petrie@napier.ac.uk
Subject Advisers:
Subject Area        Adviser     Campus/Room   Phone        E-mail

Biology and         Mark        Merchiston  Ext: 2514 m.huxham@napier.ac.uk
Life Science        Huxham      Room F21
Acute and           George      Canaan Lane Ext. 5601 g.petrie@napier.ac.uk
Continuing          Petrie      Room F22
Care Nursing
Community           George    Canaan Lane Ext. 5601 g.petrie@napier.ac.uk
Health              Petrie     Room F22
Social Science      Kevin      South Craig Ext: 6516 k.mcclure@napier.ac.uk
                    McClure    Craighouse
                               Room 206
Post Graduate       Linda      Canaan Lane Ext: 5659 l.veitch@napier.ac.uk
Studies in          Veitch     S4
Health




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Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries

Faculty Programme Adviser: Murray MacCallum
A74 Merchiston Campus, Telephone: 0131 455 2260 email: m.maccallum@napier.ac.uk
Subject Advisers:
Subject Area        Adviser     Campus/Ro     Phone       E-mail
                                om
Built               Dr Chuen    Merchiston    Ext. 2410   c.wan@napier.ac.uk
Environment         Wan         Room E53
(Building and
Surveying)
Mechanical          Colin        Merchiston   Ext. 2536   c.boswell@napier.ac.uk
Engineering         Boswell      Room A76
Electrical          Douglas     Merchiston    Ext. 2324   d.henderson@napier.ac.uk
Engineering         Henderson   Room A73
School of           Murray      Merchiston    Ext. 2260   m.maccallum@napier.ac.uk
Computing           MacCallum   Room A74
Design              Ian         Merchiston    Ext. 2476   i.lambert@napier.ac.uk
                    Lambert     Room B37
Music               Nicholas    Craighouse    Ext.        n.ashton@napier.ac.uk
                    Ashton      (East         6201/610
                    Bryden      Craig)        3           b.stillie@napier.ac.uk
                    Stillie     209/208a

Photography         Roberta     Marchmont     Ext. 5212   r.mcgrath@napier.ac.uk
and Film            McGrath     103



Communication       Derek Allan Craighouse Ext. 6133      d.allan@napier.ac.uk
Arts                            (New Craig
                                502)
Culture,            Linda       Craighouse Ext: 6128
Literature and      Dryden      Room 305                  l.dryden@napier.ac.uk
Publishing




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Communication between you and your programme
Email
All students are allocated an e-mail address which can be used on all designated computers. Your
Napier e-mail account will be the only recognised email account that will be used to contact you.

It is your responsibility to check your Napier e-mail account regularly

Academic Advisory Sessions

Student Advisory sessions will be held at Bevan Villa, Craighouse every Tuesday between 2pm
and 4pm during the trimester, when an academic adviser will be available to speak to you. These
are drop-in sessions so there is no need to make an appointment. You will be seen on a first come
basis.

After November 2010, the department will move to Sighthill and arrangements will be slightly
different. We will email you to let you know of these procedures once they have been finalised.

Procedures and Contacts

Enquiries and applications to Customised Programmes are processed initially by the Customised
Programmes office. Applicants may be referred to our guidance system of Faculty Programme
Advisers and Subject Advisers for further specialist information.

Faculty Programme Advisers

Faculty Programme Advisers are available to discuss your personal goals, intentions and
requirements and you will be advised as to the appropriate Adviser(s) to contact. Your Faculty
Programme Adviser will advise you on the future direction of your educational studies for your
programme and also indicate the availability of suitable modules from the University‟s provision.
Your Faculty Programme Adviser will help you build a programme of study which includes
modules that you decide to study.

It is likely that your Faculty Programme Adviser will refer you to Subject Adviser(s) to advise on the
more detailed aspects of subjects available and other relevant matters including for example,
timetabling arrangements.

Faculty Programme Advisers, in conjunction with the Programme Leader for Customised
Programmes and the appropriate Subject Adviser, will arrange through the Customised
Programmes office, offers of place on a Customised Programme and ensure that you complete
the formalities of enrolment leading to University matriculation.

For late or remote matriculation please visit the web site below:
http://staff.napier.ac.uk/Students/Distance+Learning/

You should contact your Faculty Programme Adviser at any time during your stay at Edinburgh
Napier University when you need advice concerning progress or when you wish to discuss the
future direction of your programme of study.




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Subject Advisers

Each subject area has appointed a member of academic staff to act as a Subject Adviser to assist
you with the specific detail of your studies and it is likely that you will have met one or more
Subject Advisers when first applying to Customised Programmes. Subject Advisers are specifically
available to:

      Give detailed advice on module (availability; subject content; timetabling; assessment) that
       have been identified as relevant to your particular educational needs

      Please note module information can be found at http://www.modules.napier.ac.uk

      In conjunction with the appropriate Faculty Programme Advisers, arrange an offer of a
       place to you.

      To help formalise programmes of study for submission to the Academic Development
       Approvals Board. It is most likely that this will be done in conjunction with your Faculty
       Programme Adviser.


Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

Each programme or suite of programmes has an SSLC, which is a formal forum for the exchange
of information between staff and students on any matter relevant to a programme. It can also be
used as a forum for staff to discuss new ideas and to seek the views of students. It is important to
note that the SSLC deals with collective issues of concern and not issues of a personal nature
relating to the conduct of individual students or members of staff.

For Customised Programmes this liaison is usually carried outelectronically via the CCP
   web site




Board of Studies
The Board of Studies is responsible for the development, planning, management, operation and
enhancement of the programme. Its members include staff and elected student representatives,
and it receives reports from the SSLC.

The University encourages students to engage with the management of their programmes. At the
beginning of your programme, NSA will issues programme leaders with student programme
representative recruitment packs. Elected representatives are then trained by NSA and invited to
attend five student senate meetings throughout the year and up to four staff student liaison
committees. They will have the opportunity to liaise with their programme leader and other
relevant staff about programme management issues during these meetings.
Further information on the student representative system can be found at the Napier Students‟
Association website which can be accessed from the student portal.




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3.     Calendar of the academic year 2010/2011
     The Edinburgh Napier academic year is divided into three trimesters of 15 weeks, allocated to
     different activities, described below.

       Week                                            Activity
       Week 1       Week 1 aims to provide you with an imaginative range of activities to
                    assist in establishing a beneficial and valuable experience tailored to your
                    level of study. During this week the University working with NSA will
                    provide you with a thorough preparation of student life comprising
                    administrative, academic, co-curricular and social activities which will
                    enable you to embrace the University, fellow students, and Edinburgh as
                    your city.
     Weeks 2–12
                                                 Teaching weeks.
       Week 13                        Revision week with supported learning
      Weeks 14      Normally for examinations, with the exception of students on programmes
       and 15       with specific professional requirements.

                    If you are entering year 1, you will not sit exams at the end of Trimester 1,
                    unless you are on a programme with specific professional requirements*.
                    Your Trimester 1 modules will have other learning, teaching and
                    assessment activities.

                                    20010/11 Academic Year
     Trimester 1, Weeks 1-15               6 September – 18 December 2010
     Christmas Break                       21 December 2010 –31 December 2011
                                           3 January – 9 January 2011
     Inter-Trimester Week                  10 January – 21 April 2011
     Trimester 2, Weeks 1-12               22 April – 6 May 2011
     Easter Break                          9 May – 15 May 2011
     Inter-Trimester Week                  16 May – 27 August 2011
     Trimester 3                           29 August 2011 – 2 September 2011
     Inter Trimester Week

     During the Inter-Trimester Week, support classes, workshops or tutorials may be conducted to
     help develop knowledge and skills for the next trimester, or students may use this as a
     supplementary reading week (it is not a holiday).

     The structure of the academic year may vary for postgraduate students. If you are a postgraduate
     student you should contact your Programme Leader about the academic structure of your study.
     The full 2010/11 university calendar can be found on the student portal.




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4. Programme structure and other information

The Modular Scheme
All taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are modularised at Edinburgh Napier.
This means that all programmes are composed of modules, which are usually delivered and
assessed in a single trimester.

Modules
Each standard module contributes 20 credits towards your degree, and full-time undergraduate
programmes contain three standard modules per trimester, i.e. six standard modules in each year
of the programme (6 x 20 credits = 120 credits). An undergraduate degree with honours
comprises 480 credits.
Compulsory, Core and Option Modules
Compulsory Modules are modules which you must take within your programme of study.
Core Modules are a group of modules from which you will choose one or more.
Option Modules are offered from an option pool of modules determined by your programme of
study, from which you will choose. Your choices may include modules relating to your programme
of study and/or modules from other disciplines which are relevant to you.
The option pool may contain discipline specific modules which have not been designated as
being core or compulsory, modules from other disciplines which have been identified as being
acceptable option choices for your programme and will contain a set of approved co–curricular
modules.
Co–curricular modules provide an opportunity for you to make a personal choice to study
subjects that strengthen your employability skills and boost your confidence. They are part of the
pool of option modules on your programme and you can choose up to two of these modules rather
than the modules listed in the option pool that relates specifically to your programme of studies.
They are not programme specific and relate to personal and professional development.
The development of co-curricular modules is dynamic and will develop and grow year-on-year in
line with employability, education and social trends. For academic year 2010-11 twenty co-
curricular modules are available. These modules are diverse in subject but all offer knowledge and
skills relevant to today‟s working environment. For a list of co-curricular modules and more
information on co-curricular module delivery and timetables
http://www.modules.napier.ac.uk/Home.aspx?ID=6 .


For Customised Programmes all modules are OPTION modules.




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       5. Personal and professional development planning (PDP) and Confident
                                                                     futures


Would you like to learn how to manage your studies, your career and your life more successfully?
Would you like to increase your motivation and reduce your stress levels? Would you like to
increase your appeal to potential employers? Would you like to develop yourself as a desirable
21st century graduate?

As a student at Edinburgh Napier, you will be asked to carry out a number of activities that, at first
glance, might not seem directly related to your academic studies. These will involve you in thinking
not only about what you are doing and learning but how you are doing this and what
implications this has for your personal success, both now and in the future. In higher education
and in the workplace these types of activities are grouped together and described by the term
personal and professional development planning, or PDP.
Good quality PDP will involve you in developing an understanding of yourself (that‟s the „personal‟
part) so you can operate more effectively – in your personal life, your studies, and your career –
that‟s the “professional” part. It can also help you increase your chances of getting to where you
want to be. The Confident Futures programme (see below) has been developed specifically to
help you with this.

Why personal and professional development planning?
1. Employers are looking for people who have relevant subject knowledge and skills but who also
   have skills and attitudes that make them stand out from the crowd. They know that such
   attributes are key to successful careers, promotion and progression. In higher education we
   call this “developing your employability”.

See Napier‟s model at:
http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/studentaffairs/SkillsLearnerDevelopment/PDP/Documents/NAPIE
R%202000%20ESA%20model+PDP.ppt
   You will see that in the centre of the employability model is a range of „reflective skills‟ –
   another name for PDP. Employers are looking for people who know themselves, who are able
   to identify and evidence their strengths and can show what and how they have learned over a
   period of time. They want people in their organisations who are capable of taking this approach
   into the workplace to become employees who will be self motivated and constantly seek to
   improve upon themselves and their skills. Personal and professional development planning in
   general and the Confident Futures programme in particular are designed to encourage you to
   develop such skills and attributes.


2. Research shows that learners who develop such employability skills and attributes, including
   self-knowledge, self-questioning and self-evaluation, are also more successful as students at
   university. Personal and professional development planning is designed to help you to achieve
   your potential at every stage in your life.




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What does personal and professional development planning involve?
Personal and professional development planning is a structured process that is undertaken by you
- as a student - and supported by us - your personal development tutor, your lecturers and a wide
range of other staff – to help you regularly:
   review your learning, performance and successes to date
   identify recent examples of your activities and achievements that illustrate both your strengths
    and your areas for improvement
   analyse reasons for your successes and disappointments and how you can overcome them in
    the future
   reflect on your increasing self-understanding and developing personal development for use to
    benefit yourself and others with whom you live, study and work - the Confident Futures
    programme has been designed specifically for this.
   plan for your personal, academic and professional development,
   manage your ongoing development, using the resources available to you, and
   record all of this in a way that best suits you to use now and in the future. The WebCT
    portfolio tool has been developed to help you with this process.


Confident Futures: Personal Skills for Professional Development

Unique to higher education, Edinburgh Napier University‟s Confident Futures is a programme of
activities and resources designed to complement your degree programme and personal and
professional development by enhancing the sort of „soft skills‟ and attitudes that are both valued
and looked for by employers. Confident Futures offers a series of free personal development
workshops open to all students, which provide an opportunity to develop well founded confidence,
expand self-knowledge and improve interpersonal skills. Workshops include: Assertiveness;
Dealing with Setbacks; Communication Skills; Dealing with Conflict.

For the current schedule of workshops and more information visit:
www.napier.ac.uk/confidentfutures

It really is true - the more you put into your own personal and professional development planning,
including taking up the opportunities provided to you – the more you‟ll get out of it.




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Academic Regulations

The University has a set of approved regulations which apply to all programmes and set out the
criteria for gaining an award of the University, the criteria for progression on a programme, and
standards for assessment in a module.

You can find each of these regulations in full by visiting the Student Portal and selecting
Regulations.

Section A: General Regulations

See especially:
A2       The University’s general regulatory principles
A7       Assessment regulations
A13      Student responsibilities

Section B: Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes

See especially:
B5       Assessment regulations
B6       Continuation of study regulations
B3       Undergraduate awards of the University



Section C Regulations for Taught Masters Programmes

See especially:
C3       Taught Masters awards of the University
C4       Admission regulations
C5       Assessment regulations
C6       Continuation of study regulations


It is your responsibility to know and abide by the University Regulations




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6.      Assessment schedule

     At the beginning of each module you should receive an assessment brief. This will detail your
     module, who is responsible for setting the assessment, a description of the assessment,
     percentage weighting, information on size and or time limits. You should also be advised on when
     and where the assessment should be submitted.

     The examination timetable will be made available via the student portal please ensure you check
     this prior to booking any holidays!



7.     Coursework submission procedures

     It is really important that you read and understand this section so that you are familiar with the
     standards set for presentation and content of assessed work.

     When taking a module, you must follow that school’s own submission procedures - check
     what these are with the lecturer, the school / faculty office, or the module handbook.

     Late Submission

     Coursework submitted after the agreed deadline will be marked at a maximum of 40% or P1.
     Coursework submitted over five working days after the agreed deadline will be given 0% or F5
     (although formative feedback will be offered where requested)

     If you know that you will not meet with a deadline due to exceptional circumstances you may wish
     to contact the appropriate module leader to apply for an extension.


     It is your responsibility to check when your assessments are due and plan your work
     accordingly. Late assessments will be penalised. See Section B of the academic regulations,
     regulation B5.9.




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8.      Style notes

     Please check the guidelines which apply to each module you are taking. This information may be
     sought from the lecturer, the school / faculty office, or the module handbook.

9.     Assessment criteria

     Assessment Criteria

     Please check the Assessment Criteria which applies to each module you are taking. This
     information may be sought from the lecturer, the school / faculty office, or the module handbook.


     Taught Masters Programmes

     Taught Masters programmes are assessed on a 15-point grading scale with three overall grades
     of performance, Distinction, Pass and Fail, each sub-divided into five. The standard required for a
     Pass, Distinction or Fail is consistent across all disciplines. This is especially important because
     Customised Programmes contains modules offered by a number of different schools and faculties.

10. Plagiarism

     Take the time to read thoroughly the guidance in „Be Wise, Don’t Plagiarise’ follow Don’t
     Plagiarise on the Student Portal.
     Plagiarism at Napier is defined as the “unacknowledged incorporation in a student‟s work either in
     an examination or assessment of material derived from the work (published or unpublished) of
     another." This means that you may not use work from others and call it your own. Work in this
     context applies to any form of work, not only written work. It applies to music, art, audio and
     drama.
     Plagiarism is considered a breach of academic conduct regulations and is considered a serious
     offence and is dealt with according to the University‟s Student disciplinary regulations and
     Academic conduct: Code of practice for staff and students.
     Good referencing practice is the best way to avoid unintentional plagiarism and you will find help
     and resources about this on the Be Wise, Don’t Plagiarise website.

     The member of staff in Academic Development responsible for managing plagiarism is Ted Finch,
     0131 455 6507.

     It is your responsibility not to cheat or plagiarise
     If you are found to have cheated or gained an unfair advantage, you may fail part or all of your
     assessment and you may not be permitted to be re-assessed.




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11. Academic support

 For further information and advice about studying or assessments, there is a range of resources
 available to you.
    See Get Ready for University Study at - www.napier.ac.uk/getready


    The Library contains many books on a range of study skills topics. Follow the library link on
     the student portal for further details. This website also contains information on Maths Plus,
     Communication Plus, the student mentor system, and academic support advisers.
    Academic Development‟s Academic Support Adviser is Ted Finch, 0131 455 6507.
    Visit Study Support on the Student Portal



 12.   Mitigating circumstances and student absence
 Student absence due to illness or other personal circumstances

 Any absence due to illness or other personal circumstances should be reported to your
 Programme Leader and modules leaders as soon as possible, especially if you are missing
 classes or assessments as a result.

 A medical certificate from your doctor is required for an absence due to illness of one week (5
 days) or longer.

 It is your responsibility to inform us if you are absent


 Mitigating Circumstances
 If, for good reason, such as illness, you are unable to submit work for assessment or sit an exam,
 or you feel your performance during an assessment has been affected due to personal
 circumstances, you must complete a Mitigating Circumstances form (MC1). This allows you to
 explain the particular circumstances and without it mitigating circumstances cannot be granted.
 You should note that Mitigating Circumstances will not increase your individual marks and if you
 pass an assessment you have submitted an MC1 form for that mark will stand.
 Speak to your programme leader/ personal development tutor/ Customised Programmes office to
 get help completing the MC1 form.
 You can get the MC1 form by clicking on Forms on the Student Portal. This page also gives the
 final submission dates for the form.

 It is your responsibility to ensure that your Mitigating Circumstances form is submitted by
 the required deadline.




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13. Boards of Examiners and getting your results

  Boards of Examiners
  Boards of Examiners are responsible for making decisions about students' performance including
  decisions about progression and award. Within the modular scheme there are two types of
  Boards, Module Boards and Programme Boards.

       Module Board of Examiners
       The Module Boards of Examiners considers the module marks and submits confirmed marks
       to the relevant Programme Boards of Examiners. Recommendations are made regarding
       whether a student should be awarded a pass or fail in any module and the mechanisms for
       re-assessment.

       Module Boards of Examiners meet up to four times in each session to consider module
       performance. These boards normally occur in February, June, September and potentially at
       the end of the third trimester if required.

       Programme Board of Examiners
       The Programme Board receives confirmed module marks and recommendations on pass
       and fail and information from Mitigating Circumstances Boards. The Board reviews the
       students' whole performance across all the modules and makes decisions. Your module
       results will be considered at the Academic Development Programme Board of Examiners.

       A Programme Board of Examiners will normally meet at the end of each of the three
       trimesters in the University‟s academic calendar. Your school / faculty office and Student
       Affairs will provide you with specific dates or email enquiries@napier.ac.uk]




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                   Customised Programmes – Annual Cycle
                          New Students Matriculate

Trimester 1                                Trimester 2
Week 1 commences 6th                       Week 1 commences 10th
September 2010                             January 2011
New Students Matriculate                   New Students Matriculate

Trimester 1                                Trimester 2
Select Modules for whole year              Select Modules
Submit Module Choice via                   Submit New or Revised Module
www2.napier.ac.uk/ccp                      Choices via
Check modules correct via                  www2.napier.ac.uk/ccp
NIMWEB                                     Check via NIMWEB

Trimester 1                                Trimester 2
Receive and Check Programme                Receive and Check Programme
of Study November                          of Study March


Trimester 1                                Trimester 2
Mitigating Circumstances Board             Mitigating Circumstances?
Submit Form by 15th January                Submit Form by 17th May

Trimester 1                                Trimester 2
Get Results from NIMWEB                    Get Results from NIMWEB
3rd February                               Modules - 19th June
17th February – last day for               Programme - 1st July
Appeals

                                           Graduating Students - Award
                                           Ceremonies
                                           Thursday 15th & Friday 16th
                                           June




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  Results
  Your results can be accessed via the student portal. The publication dates of
  your results will normally be made available via the student portal.
  The module results will be displayed on NIMWEB at the end of each trimester,
  however you should note that these results will be provisional pending the
  decisions of the Programme Boards of Examiners.
  Module Boards of Examiners do not take account of mitigating circumstances,
  these will be reported to the Programme Board of Examiners.
  Following the programme board of examiners you will received a letter which
  will detail the outcome of the board together with any reassessment
  information. If you do not receive this information within two weeks following
  the programme boards of examiners you should contact the Programme
  Administrators: (0131) 455 6800, E-mail: ccp@napier.ac.uk




14. Health and safety


  There are First Aid rooms located at various point throughout the University:
             Merchiston, Room C80
             Craiglockhart, Room 1/44
             Craighouse, New Craig, Room 383 (west wing)

  Health & Safety Arrangements
  Adherence to the safety practices laid down by the University and your school
  is required by all students.

  Please note the remaining sections of this handbook can be
  found online at http://www2.napier.ac.uk/ccp/ and we strongly
  recommend that you create an opportunity to read this at
  some point as it contains a lot of information relevant to your
  studies at Napier.

				
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