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Code of Practice

1.   Recognised Colleges should inform students about the general structure of Theology’s degrees and their examination requirements.

2.   Recognised Colleges should inform students about Theology’s administrative structure and practices: its Director, Associate Directors and Administration team;  the location of the Theology office; its telephone number; what to do if absent through sickness; whom to contact in the case of academic or other difficulties; the University's policy on equal opportunities.

3.   The Theology office should provide information in detail for students about course contents and structure; methods of assessment; pre- and co-requisites; compulsory and optional elements and modules; attendance requirements; consequences of failure or incompleteness.  This information is available to view on the Theology Student SharePoint Site. 

4.   A written course outline, containing all relevant information including reading lists and written work requirements (including submission deadlines), should be provided by the relevant Course Board for each module, no later than the first day of the semester in which the module is taught.

5.   The modules which are actually taught should conform (in content, structure and assessment methods) to the modules described in the Calendar and in any other written material prepared by Course Boards and the Theology Board.  Detailed information on module content and assessment patterns are available at the Colleges, or via the Institute of Theology Office.
6.   Staff should check that items on their reading lists are available to students.  Students should be given guidance on the character and function of any reading lists that are issued to them.

7.   Students should be clearly informed about whether written work, projects and other exercises are assessed for examination purposes and, if so, what percentage of the total marks they account for.

8.    Written and other work which is to be returned should be made available for collection by students within a reasonable time, normally four weeks at most, and should be annotated and graded, subject to external examination where necessary.

9.    All teaching staff should make themselves available for private consultation by students, either at specified times each week or by appointment.

10.  All teaching staff should be concerned about the general welfare of their students, and be alert to signs of personal, financial or other difficulties. They should familiarise themselves with the support services available in the University, to which they may direct students in need of help.