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Repeating the year

Repeating the year in attendance

Under the degree regulations a student may be permitted to repeat the level ie Year 1 or Year 2 in attendance at the discretion of the Board of Examiners. This will normally only be permitted under special circumstances (e.g: on medical grounds).

As it is only permissible to attempt an examination on a maximum of three occasions, students who are permitted to repeat the year and fail to progress at the following Examination Board will not be permitted to resit failed courses again except under special circumstances.

The Board of Examiners will not permit students who repeat a year (without or in attendance) to repeat a year for a second time. This applies whether the same year is failed again or another year is failed.

This would apply to:

  • a student on an honours programme who repeats the first year and then fails it again;
  • a student on an honours programme who repeats the first year, passes the first year and then fails the second year;
  • a student on an honours programme who repeats the second year and then fails it again.

In the above circumstances students would normally be excluded.

Students who are permitted to repeat a year in attendance are required to register for the programme, pay fees, attend ALL classes (lectures, seminars, labs, workshops etc), attend ALL examinations and complete ALL coursework requirements regardless of whether they have previously passed any of the courses which they are repeating. Please be aware that if a student was to submit a piece of work in their repeat year that had been submitted previously this may be detected as self-plagiarism and a penalty applied.  Repeat in attendance students are not permitted to carry forward any marks for examinations or coursework which they undertook during the previous year.