Additional policy guidance in response to the Coronavirus outbreak
A number of updates/additional areas of guidance have been issued in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Details of these have been relayed to staff and students in a number of ways, including messages on StaffNet from the President and Vice Chancellor or the Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Students; messages to students via My Manchester News; and communications from Schools and Faculties.
Please see the details below for the main updates/areas of guidance relating to teaching and learning policies (updated September 2020, in preparation for Semester 1, 2020/21).
Mitigating circumstances and self-certification of absence - details for students
Information for students about mitigating circumstances and self-certification of absence, 2020/21.
Mitigating circumstances and student self-certification - information for staff
Information for staff on arrangements for mitigating circumstances and student self-certification for 2020/21 (password protected document).
Frequently asked questions for students around Coronavirus
Information provided to students via My Manchester News/Coronavirus FAQs, relating to Semester 1, 2020/21, including self-certification of absence and mitigating circumstances.
Self-certification of absence - information for staff
Details of the Procedure for Student Self-Certification of Absence (updated for September 2020).
Student Support microsite
The Student Support microsite is being regularly updated with details of support and advice for students.
Supporting Students website
The Supporting Students website is a resource for academic and professional services staff to support the students they are working with.
Guidance on addressing informal complaints a result of industrial action and/or coronavirus
Guidance for Schools on addressing informal complaints arising as a result of industrial action and/or the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Student disciplinary hearings
Guidance (for staff and students) to supplement the existing discipline policy framework (Regulation XVII and associated procedures) has been developed.
No Disadvantage policy
Information about the University's 'No Disadvantage' policy for summer 2019/20 and links to Faculty-specific details and further support.
How staff can support students regarding T&L policies
Frequently Asked Questions for staff members to support students, regarding teaching and learning policy/procedure changes due to Covid-19, updated for 2020/21
Student Records - Campus Solutions guidance
Guidance from Student Data, Analysis and Records team on Assessment & Progression, summer 2020, regarding arrangements for the 'No Disadvantage' policy.
Adjustments for disabled students
Guidance for staff regarding considering adjustments for disabled students when replacing on-campus exams.