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There are a variety of staff development events on education across the University, from small scale-workshops to large conferences. Often bespoke events are run within schools. Other events are run by central directorates, such as Registry, Information Services and Human Resources.

The events listed below are education events co-ordinated and promoted under the banner of Student Experience & Academic Standards.

Friday 20 February 2015

Extenuating Circumstances Briefing

14:00 - 16:00

Room 0.22, Law Building

The session will cover updates to the Extenuating Circumstances Procedure including specific guidance on protected characteristics, evaluating the benefits and challenges of the process in the last year and possible future developments.

If anyone has any questions they can contact me, Sarah Ingram, directly at IngramS1@cardiff.ac.uk or on 79429.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Extenuating Circumstances Briefing

10:00 - 12:00

Large DENTL Lecture Theatre, DENTL, Heath

The session will cover updates to the Extenuating Circumstances Procedure including specific guidance on protected characteristics, evaluating the benefits and challenges of the process in the last year and possible future developments.

If anyone has any questions they can contact me, Sarah Ingram, directly at IngramS1@cardiff.ac.uk or on 79429.

Monday 23 March 2015

Consultation on changes to the Academic Appeals Procedures for UG, PGT and PGR programmes

10:00 - 12:00

Room 1.77, Council Chamber, Main Building, Cathays

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

This consultation will focus on the academic appeals procedures; there will be further consultation sessions that focus on the Student Complaints Procedure. Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.uk or ext. 75146.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Consultation on changes to the Academic Appeals Procedures for UG, PGT and PGR programmes

10:00 - 12:00

3rd Floor, Room 19, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

This consultation will focus on the academic appeals procedures; there will be further consultation sessions that focus on the Student Complaints Procedure. Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.uk or ext. 75146.