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Student Evaluation of Taught Postgraduate Teaching

It is a University requirement that every school and Institute must have procedures in place for collecting student views on both teaching and modules.  These procedures will normally involve the use of at least one student evaluation questionnaire per module.  While there is no standard format for questionnaires, there are certain core questions that should be asked.  

Regulations Governing Investigation Into Allegations of Research Misconduct

As part of the University's commitment to excellence in research it has established standards, in the form of a 'Code of Good Conduct in Research'. The University expects these standards to be adhered to by all members of University staff and research students and also by honorary staff, and visitors or external collaborators when working on joint research projects with University staff or students.   Research students should acquaint themselves with the rules of the Code, copies of which are available in the Institute Office.

Suspected cheating, plagiarism or other irregularities

It is an academic offence for a student to commit an act whereby he or she gains an unfair advantage.  Such acts will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in the General Regulations for the University, and may lead to the Student Disciplinary Procedure being invoked.  Students should refer to the General Study Regulations 'Procedure for Dealing with Academic Offences'.

Examinations: Taught postgraduate students.

You are responsible for downloading your personal examination timetable from the Queen’s Online website using the password and username given to you at enrolment.  If there are any amendments to be made to your module details, please contact the Institute of Theology Office immediately.

Absence from examinations due to illness or emergency

1. Absence for medical reasons from any examination counting towards a module mark must be covered by a medical certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner.

2. Students are responsible for ensuring that medical certificates are submitted to the Theology Office within 3 days of the date of their last examination. 

3. Evidence of any extenuating circumstance other than illness which has caused a student to miss an examination must be submitted in the same way.

4. Boards of Examiners are not obliged to consider a medical certificate presented outside the 3-day deadline.

Permission to work away from the University (research students)

Students will normally be in regular attendance at the University and have regular meetings with their supervisor while registered for reseach.  Students may, however, apply to the Theology Postgraduate Research Committee to spend part or all of the period of research working away from the University.  The Committee will only grant permission if it is satisfied that suitable arrangements for support, supervision and training are in place, and that the necessary resources are available at the student’s location.  Students who wish to apply for permission to work away from the University should contact the Institute of Theology Office.