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 between September and November 2020, in relation to Semester 1, 2020/21, and in January 2021 relating to the new Assessment Pledge.) The guidance for staff on mitigating circumstances and student self-certification was updated on 1/3/2021.
A five point Assessment Pledge was introduced in January 2021 which simplifies the mitigating circumstances process and introduces automatic extensions.
Assessment Pledge - Mitigating circumstances, self-certification of absence - details for students
FAQs for students about the Assessment Pledge, including mitigating circumstances, self-certification of absence and automatic extensions for 2020/21.
Mitigating circumstances, student self-certification & academic appeals - information for staff
Information for staff on arrangements for mitigating circumstances, student self-certification, automatic extensions and Academic Appeals for 2020/21.
Frequently asked questions for students around Coronavirus
Information provided to students about the current situation, including teaching and assessments.
Self-certification of absence - information for staff
Details of the Procedure for Student Self-Certification of Absence (updated for September 2020).
Student disciplinary hearings
Guidance (for staff and students) to supplement the existing discipline policy framework (Regulation XVII and associated procedures) has been developed.
Student discipline Regulation updates
An addendum has been added to Regulation XVII (Conduct and Discipline of Students) in November 2020 relating to Covid-19 and Student Conduct.
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).
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
Adjustments for disabled students
Guidance for staff regarding considering adjustments for disabled students when replacing on-campus exams.
Safety Guidance for undertaking field courses during Covid-19
Guidance and risk assessment form to cover essential field courses during 2020/21.
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.