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<ul><li><p>University Centre Peterborough Information and Charter for 2013/2014</p><p>* All the information in this document was believed correct at time of print but is subject to change at any time.</p><p>A Welcome note from the AcAdemic director</p><p>may i take this opportunity to offer you a warm welcome to University centre Peterborough (UcP)and hope that your time with us is both academically challenging but fun as well. University life isreally about the balance between these two elements and we will support you in any way that youfeel necessary, so just ask!</p><p>You will experience a high quality environment and service from all our staff and small class sizesensure that you remain a person not a number. the Student Support centre in the atrium of thebuilding is designed to be the one-stop-shop for any of your enquires or problems so please alwaysfeel free to ask any member of staff who will be delighted to help. We also want you to get involvedwith societies and the Student council so we can respond to your feedback.</p><p>designed with employability in mind, our courses are directly relevant to today's industry. With continual input from employers, projects set by leading companies and work placements, we ensure our students graduate with the skills and professional experience to start work immediatelyafter completing their course. have a great year and enjoy your time at UcP.</p><p>UcP is a joint venture involving Anglia ruskin University and Peterborough regional college andis building on the joint reputation for high quality degree provision. the new facility contains stateof the art teaching facilities including a lecture theatre, two dedicated it laboratories, open accessit suites and general purpose teaching facilities. A refreshment area as well as a Student Supportcentre are located within the building.</p><p>this document contains all the important regulatory and support information you require at your finger tips. All the areas are elaborated further on the Anglia ruskin website should you feel theneed to refer to these during your study.</p><p>each degree pathway will also provide you with both course and module guides to supplementthe details in this handbook and once again if you are unsure just ask at the Student Supportcentre; we are here to help and make your student experience an enjoyable and memorable one.</p><p>liz KnightAcademic directorof UcP</p></li><li><p>KEY DATES</p><p>UCP Building Opening Timesterm time:mon - thurs 8.00am - 9.00pmfri 8.00am - 6.00pm</p><p>out of term time:mon - fri 8.30am - 5.00pm</p><p>UcPAdmin opening times:mon - fri 8.30am - 5.00pm</p><p>START OF ACADEMIC YEARmonday 23rd September 2013</p><p>SEMESTER ONE</p><p>Semester 1 Teachingmonday 30th September 2013 friday 20th december 2013</p><p>Semester 1 Examinationsmonday 6th January 2014 friday 10th January 2014</p><p>Semester 1 Re-sit Examinationsmonday 14th July 2014 friday 25th July 2014</p><p>SEMESTER TWO</p><p>Semester 2 Teachingmonday 3rd february 2014 friday 9th may 2014</p><p>Semester 2 Examinationsmonday 19th may 2014 friday 30th may 2014</p><p>Semester 2 Re-sit Examinationsmonday 14th July 2014 friday 25th July 2014</p><p>CHRISTMAS VACATIONmonday 23rd december 2013 Wednesday 1st January 2014</p><p>EASTER VACVATIONmonday 14th April 2014 friday 25th April 2014</p><p>END OF ACADEMIC YEARfriday 27th June 2014</p></li><li><p>USEFUL CONTACTS</p><p>Student Information ServiceUcP will only contact you via your student email account, please make sure that you log onto thisaccount at least once a week. </p><p>if you have any problems in relation to student support such as financial issues, council tax exemptions, additional learning support, disabilities or needs please see our Student Support officer, lorraine osborne at the Student Support centre or contact her on:tel: 0845 196 5777 oremail:</p><p>lorraine is available monday to friday 9am 5pm. lorraine is also available for general advice onassignment hand-ins and online submissions i.e. where to hand in, deadline dates, times etc. forany other enquiries such as your module codes and structure the of your assignments please contact your tutor or pathway leader.</p><p>if you have any problems or queries about your workload, need an extension, mitigation, intermission or are considering withdrawing from your course please contact our Student Adviser,chris todd, at the Student Support centre or contact him on:tel: 0845 196 5757 oremail:</p><p>chris is available monday thursday 9.00am 2.30pm. if you cannot visit UcP during these hoursplease contact chris to book a more appropriate time outside of these hours.</p><p>for all general enquiries please visit the Student Support centre at UcP or email:</p><p>Higher Education ManagersAwaiting appointment of staff member faculty of Arts, law and Social Science and the lordAshcroft international Business School</p><p>Jonathan majewicz faculty of Science and technology and 196 5770</p><p>Student Experience OfficerAmy Jonesemail: Student experience officer is responsible for supporting extra-curricular student events andsocieties. Amy is based at the Student Support desk and is there to facilitate and support socialevents and activities that enhance your time at UcP. She is available monday, tuesday, thursdayand friday.</p><p>Student Ambassadorstaphanie murdockVictoria Witheridgerick Kellynick hansonBarnaby holmes meg Gardinerdanny thompson </p><p>carmen Szklarukrachel Pishhornnathan Kerrmark BrearleyBryony BushrodSara castelhand</p></li><li><p>Student Ambassadors are current students who provide a link between the University centre andprospective students. Ambassadors speak about their own experiences of university life and talkabout what it is like to be a student at our institution.</p><p>As a mentor their aim is to provide support and guide new students entering higher education byproviding sessions and activities that support study skills and progression.</p><p>WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT OF US AND WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU</p><p>this aims to explain, in language which is easy to understand, exactly what you can expect of usand, what we expect of you in return.</p><p>While you are a student at University centre Peterborough, we expect that you will: respect the people you meet and learn to work well with other students and staff take an active part in, and contribute to, your learning and become involved in as many </p><p>areas of university life as possible respect, and keep to, our values not do anything to damage our reputation Use social media appropriately and in a responsible manner Wear your id card at all times</p><p>in return you can expect all members of our university to treat you with respect.</p><p>An important part of being a student is giving feedback on your experience of university life. We willgive you opportunities to do this and we will use your feedback to help us make improvements. ifyou are an undergraduate student you will be able to take part in the national Student Survey inyour final year, and we very much hope that you will do so.</p><p>UcP rules, regulations and Procedures for students are available from the UcP website</p><p>finally, if you are a full-time student: You will need to study for at least 35 hours each week You should not normally do more than 15 hours of paid work each week</p><p>research shows that success as a student is best achieved when you get the right balance ofstudy and work. </p><p>in this, we means University centre Peterborough, and you means a student who is registeredand studying on one of University centre Peterboroughs courses. We divide our teaching timesinto semesters because most of our students study on this pattern.</p></li><li><p>STUDENT ATTENDANCE</p><p>Students pursuing taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmesthe University centre will monitor students attendance and will take relevant action involving thosestudents whose attendance is deemed to be unsatisfactory. UcP expects students to attend allteaching sessions associated with each module they have elected to pursue.</p><p>the need to monitor student attendance is primarily in order to enable personal tutors to undertakea pastoral role and to ensure students well-being. Attendance is also monitored as a requirementof external Authorities e.g. leAs, Sponsors, UK Border Agency (UKBA).</p><p>All International Studentsinternational students who are non-eeA nationals and in possession of entry clearance/leave to remain as a student (student visa) are required to be in regular attendance at UcP. failure to do sois considered to be a breach of the immigration regulations. UcP, like all British universities, isstatutorily obliged to inform the Border and immigration Agency of the home office of significantunauthorised absences by any student visa holders.</p><p>Unsatisfactory AttendanceUcP will closely monitor the attendance of all students and will contact students who have beenabsent without notice for two consecutive lessons. continued unsatisfactory attendance may alsoresult in the student being required to withdraw from the University centre. the University shall notify relevant authorities (Sponsors, local education Authorities, UKBA, etc) of any student whohas withdrawn from the University as soon as practically possible following the decision, taking intoaccount the students right of appeal.</p><p>Absence from ClassesStudents should notify their tutors of any absence from classes. for longer periods of absence,where there is a likely negative impact upon study, or when the absence falls at a time of assessment (for example, essays, reports, presentation deadlines or examinations) the studentmust contact the Student Adviser.</p><p>Action in the Event of non AttendanceWhere the student has missed three consecutive lessons or where there is systematic non-attendance (e.g. every other week) the module tutor must inform the UcP registry. the studentwill be contacted by letter by the registry. Such contact will:</p><p> remind the student that classes have been missed remind the student of the importance of attending all classes request an explanation within seven days as to why classes have been missed invite the student to discuss with their personal tutor and/or student adviser any problems </p><p>they might be experiencing that could be the cause of their poor attendance Students will also be advised of the services available from the department of student </p><p>support and guidance and, where appropriate, referred to those services in the event that a student does not respond within seven days or non-attendance </p><p>continues, the registry will be informed and the student will be sent a letter stating that they are 'assumed to have withdrawn'. their record will be amended accordingly unless they contact the registry. the letter from the registry will include reference to the independent advice available from student support and guidance services.</p></li><li><p>ASSESSMENT AND REGULATIONS</p><p>A number of other assessment methods, apart from examinations may be used on each degreepathway.</p><p>these include essays, reports, presentations and seminars. the exact assessment type is usuallyspecified in the designated module guide. Assessment submissions take place over specifiedintervals during the two semester academic year.</p><p>A student can ask for an extension to a submission deadline for an assessed piece of work whenfactors beyond the students control prevent submission. they usually consult the student adviserin this situation.</p><p>Students can also make a request for mitigation, where specified factors may have seriously affected a students performance. A claim for mitigation is usually applied for after consultation withthe student adviser and includes examinations as well as other methods of assessment.</p><p>Students who fail a module are usually allowed one further attempt capped at 40%.</p><p>further details of extension procedures, mitigation and module re-assessment can be found in theAcademic regulations</p><p>Assessments should be submitted twice. once via the online submission system turnitin and oncevia a paper based submission. All submissions must be handed in by 5pm on the day of thedeadline. Deadline dates vary for each module and course.</p><p>All online submissions must be submitted on time. You will need to attend an induction meetingwithin your first few weeks of study at UcP, within this time you will be registered onto the turnitinsystem.</p><p>All paper based submissions must be accompanied by the relevant cover sheet and handed intothe Student Support centre in a plastic wallet by the deadline date and time stated in your moduleguide; any late submissions will not be accepted.</p><p>this document highlights key sections of the Academic regulations which relate to the Universitycentre Peterborough curriculum, but it should not be used as the sole source of information aboutthese regulations. the full version is available on</p><p>it is always useful to discuss any concerns and queries with a student adviser or an adviser fromthe Students Union Advice Service.</p><p>Assessment at UcP relates to student achievement of module learning outcomes. the pass markis 40%. Also to pass you must achieve a mark above 30% in each element of assessment for amodule. in some professional awards this mark the qualifying mark will be set higher and maybe set at up to 40%.</p><p>UcP limits the amount of assessment within each module although many varieties and forms of assessment will be used. these can include both written and non-written assessments. Word limitsare rigorously imposed as we consider that writing more can advantage one student above others.</p></li><li><p>Plagiarism and CollusionPlagiarism and collusion are commonly recognised as forms of assessment offence.they are defined as follows:Plagiarism is the submission of a piece of assessment containing components of work produced byanother person(s) in such a way that it appears to be the students own work.</p><p>examples of plagiarism are: completely copying another persons work without acknowledgement the paraphrasing of </p><p>another persons work by simply altering a few words or changing the order of presentation without acknowledgement the unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another persons work and/or the </p><p>presentation of another persons idea(s) as ones own.</p><p>copying or close paraphrasing with occasional acknowledgement of the source may also be recognised as plagiarism if the absence of quotation marks suggests the phraseology is the students own.</p><p>Plagiarised work may belong to another student or be from a published source such as a book, report, journal or material available on the internet.</p><p>collusion occurs when two or more individuals collaborate to produce a piece of work to be submitted for assessment and the work is presented as the material of one student alone.</p><p>if students in a class are instructed or encouraged to work together in the development of an assignment, such activity is recognised as approved collaboration. however, if there is a requirement for the submitted work to be solely that of the individual, joint authorship is not permitted. 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