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Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 1 Introduction

  • 1.1.

    • (1) These regulations shall, unless otherwise stated in any statute or in these or any other regulations, apply to University Examinations (including the First as well as the Second Public Examination) for all degrees except those referred to in paragraph (3) below.

    • (2) They also apply to University Examinations for all certificates and diplomas awarded by the University, and to any Examination described as a qualifying examination.

    • (3) They do not apply to University Examinations for the degree of Doctor of Divinity, Medicine, Civil Law, Letters, Science, Music and Philosophy or Master of Letters, Master of Science by Research, and Master of Studies in Legal Research, or Bachelor of Divinity.

  • 1.2. In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires:

    • (1) ‘college’ means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or any other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation;

    • (2) ‘examiners’ includes all persons approved to examine candidates for University Examinations to which these regulations apply;

    • (3) ‘examination’ includes the submission and assessment of a thesis, dissertation, essay, practical work, or other coursework and any other exercise which is not undertaken in formal examination conditions but counts towards or constitutes the work for a degree or other academic award;

    • (4) ‘University Examination’ means a group or number of examinations which a candidate must pass to obtain a degree or other award or to qualify as a candidate for a degree or other award of the University;

    • (5) ‘supervisory body’ means a Board of the Division or Faculty or other university body which has supervision over a University Examination;

    • (6) ‘Board of Examiners’ means the body of examiners, including external examiners, who are appointed to conduct a University Examination but does not include assessors.

    • (7) ‘Senior Tutor’ means the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of a candidate's college.

    • (8) words and expressions in the singular include the plural and those in the plural include the singular.

  • 1.3. For the purpose of these regulations unless regulation 1.4 below applies a person is a member of the college through which he or she pays fees or has compounded for the payment of fees to the University, and of no other college.

  • 1.4. A person who is a tutor or fellow of a college shall for the purpose of these regulations be deemed to be a member of that college.

  • 1.5. Where in these regulations examiners are distinguished as junior and senior, seniority shall, unless the context reguires otherwise, be determined in accordance with regulations made by Council.

  • 1.6. References in these regulations to Full Term and any other University Term shall bear the meaning attributed to them by Council Regulations on the Number and Length of Terms.

  • 1.7. Council may authorise a supervisory body to make special regulations for a University Examination modifying the effect of these regulations on that Examination to the extent permitted by Council.