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Geography Undergraduate Handbook 2013-2014

Undergraduate Handbook 2013-2014


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Regulations for Undergraduate Students 2013-2014


Extenuating Circumstances Form

Students are advised to visit the QUB Exceptional Circumstances website to obtain further guidance on how the University deals with exceptional circumstances. In particular, please note the new deadlines and procedures associated with submitting appropriate documentation which have recently been changed.

Personal Tutor

Each undergraduate student is assigned a personal tutor whose role is to be a point of contact and support within Geography. We strongly advise you to speak to your tutor if you have any concerns relating to your time at Queen’s, particularly if you think it will affect your progression.

Personal tutors will support you as you reflect on your Personal Development Plan (see section on ‘Career development’) and, where appropriate, refer you to a central University or Students’ Union service for specialised assistance. Students have six official contacts with their personal tutor a year, but if you need to speak to yours outside of these scheduled meetings, feel free to approach them for an appointment.

Advisor of Studies

You have been assigned an Advisor of Studies. She/he is available to advise you on issues related to enrolment, module choice and progression. Online enrolment through QSIS closes by the first week of semester 1 and after that any changes you want to make to your choice of modules must be done through your Advisor of Studies. Changes must be completed within 2 weeks of the beginning of the relevant teaching semester. No changes can be made after this. To request a module change, you should send your Advisor an email. In the email’s subject heading type: your name; student number; Request for Module Change. In the body of your email type: your name; student number; degree pathway; level of programme; module code and title to be dropped; module code and title to be added; and a statement to say that you have checked the University timetable to verify that the replacement module does not clash with any of the other modules you are taking this academic year.

Your Advisor of Studies must be informed of any matters that might affect your academic progress. It is important that you inform him/her of any long-term medical or other extenuating circumstances that could affect your progress and attainment. Your advisor will be able to offer advice on your studies and direct you to other professional support services on campus.

Your Advisor will be one of the following:

Dr. Maarten Blaauw
Dr. Diarmid Finnegan
Dr. M. Satish Kumar