University of Birmingham Regulation 8
The Regulations contain principles and standards designed to control or govern conduct or provide direction at a more detailed level than Ordinances. They may be amended or augmented through the University’s own committee system.
These Regulations apply to all members of the University, including students.
The previous cohort-based Regulations (comprising sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 of these Regulations) are superseded by these Regulations, and therefore all students, whatever their year of study, are bound by these Regulations.
The Update to Legislation document gives a brief overview of the changes to University legislation for 2016-17.
For students commencing their studies in 2017-18, please refer to the 2017-18 Legislation page for details on the relevant University legislation that will be in place at the start of your studies.
Regulations for 2016/17
These Regulations will be in force during the academic year 2016/17, after which further changes may be made. The University has reserved the right to make changes each year which bind all members of the University, including students.
- Section 1: Definitions and Interpretation (PDF – 106KB)
Gives definitions for the terms used in these Regulations and states how these Regulations should be interpreted.
- Section 2: Organisation and Governance (PDF – 97KB)
Sets out the Regulations governing conduct of Senate; organisation and conduct of College Assemblies and Staff/Student Committees; Student membership of committees; Staff membership of Principal Academic Units outside their own College; and title deeds and documents pertaining to the University.
- Section 3: Human Resources Matters (PDF – 159KB)
Sets out the Regulations to be followed relating to academic appointments, promotions and conferment of titles; award of honorary academic titles; exceptional and study leave from a University post; and patents and intellectual property rights.
- Section 4: Estates Matters (PDF – 102KB)
Sets out the Regulations concerning access to University property; use of vehicles on campus; proper use of notice boards and notices; and use of loudhailers.
- Section 5: Admission and Registration (PDF – 149KB)
Sets out the Regulations governing admission of Students to the University and the terms and obligations which apply to Registered Students.
- Section 6: Programmes of Study (PDF – 203KB)
Sets out the requirements, such as credit requirements and minimum / maximum duration , for all categories of Programmes of Study offered by the University.
- Section 7: Assessment, Progression and Award (PDF – 302KB)
Sets out the Regulations for assessing Registered Students; requirements for progression from one stage of a Programme of Study to the next; Regulations on the granting and calculation of awards; and the conduct of Degree Congregations.
- Section 8: Student Conduct (PDF – 109KB)
Sets out the principles and Regulations to be followed in cases of Student misconduct, including instances of misconduct which do not take place on University property.
- Section 9: Documents Supplementary to the University Legislation (PDF – 86KB)
Sets out the status and requirements of the Codes of Practice, Policies and Guidance documents which supplement the University Legislation.
- Library Regulations (PDF – 130KB)
Sets out the Regulations governing the use of Library Facilities including access and admission, use of facilities, behaviour in Libraries, and the terms and conditions under which items can be borrowed and must be returned.