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There is a Programme Lead for each approved subject whose terms of reference are set out below. Some of these responsibilities are defined more specifically, but the way they are carried out will vary from subject to subject depending on the involvement of the appropriate Dean of Faculty or the presence of a Subject Co-ordinator with defined responsibilities, and whether there are several subjects with common modules. The Programme Lead is primarily responsible for development and leadership of the subject and will normally be an experienced member of staff. They will be expected:
Students may wish to raise matters under these headings at subject meetings. Programme Leads must see they are properly considered and that appropriate matters are referred to the Dean of Faculty and/or Student Central.
Programme Leads will normally take responsibility for the Annual Subject Review and should recognise that, although Module Leaders are responsible for the review of their own modules, the role of those modules in meeting the aims of the subject must also be reviewed.
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Changes proposed by Module Leaders must be reviewed in the light of the total requirements for the subject and their effect on student programmes in the context of the requirements of other subjects.
Such changes must be proposed by 1 December, before the academic year in which they are to be implemented. The Scheduling Team in the Academic Office will be able to offer advice on slotting matters.
In an emergency, Programme Leads may request a change at a later date than normal, but they will be required to consider each student registered for the module involved, to verify that the student may still have a viable programme and to advise each student on that new programme.
Programme Leads are responsible for approving the proposed programme of study for students applying for exchanges with overseas institutions and for completing Form M8 where the study was Non-European or Form M8 EURO for European exchanges on their return with a transcript.
More information can be obtained from the Study Abroad and Exchanges website.
If a student has a disability which may affect their academic performance, they should contact the Student Disability and Dyslexia Service to discuss whether any alternative arrangements are required in order to enable them to engage fully with the assessment on their programme of study.
Further guidance on changes to assessment arranges can be found in the University Regulations A3.4.
Before Week 10 of Semester 2 of Stage I, Programme Leads must make arrangements for all subject students to receive appropriate counselling on their Stage II programmes and advise students how to register their own programme of modules 'online' via their PIP and check for errors to make sure mistakes have not been made. Such advice implies that the programmes will contain at least the minimum number of acceptable modules and will meet the subject rules.
At such times Programme Leads should bear in mind the balance and aims of the programme of studies as a whole and not give advice on completing the subject requirements which puts too much emphasis on any one aspect of the programme. Programme Leads also have an obligation to examine the academic merits of any proposed student exchange (See 8.9 above).