These Handbooks outline the University’s frameworks, policies, procedures and guidance for the setting and maintenance of academic standards and the quality and enhancement of student’s learning opportunities. They provide key information, procedures, regulations, templates and forms for prospective and current students, and members of staff. Please contact the Quality Assurance Office if there are any queries about the contents of these Handbooks: qualityassurance@buckingham.ac.uk 

Curriculum Handbook

These Handbooks are arranged by School and are the University’s definitive record of its curriculum portfolio. They include the calendar entries and programme specifications for all taught programmes of study.

Regulations Handbook

This Handbook is the University’s reference point for all academic and non-academic regulations and policies. It includes regulations for taught first and higher degrees, academic misconduct, mitigating circumstances, complaints and appeals, and examinations. It also includes policies for admission and registration, the library and IT resources, student welfare, equality and diversity, and the environment.

Research Degrees Handbook

This Handbook is for use by postgraduate research students and staff involved in the delivery of research provision. It covers regulations for the award of research degrees, and arrangements for postgraduate research students and their supervisors relating to admissions, supervision, progress monitoring, annual review, student feedback, external examining, vivas, and appeals.

Governance Handbook

This Handbook includes the University’s Royal Charter and Statutes, upon which our governance structures are based; our academic, management and committee structures; the Standing Orders of the statutory bodies (Council and Senate), and the terms of reference and membership of all committees.

Quality Handbook

This Handbook provides staff with an essential summary of the main quality assurance procedures in place at the University of Buckingham. It includes procedures and guidance for the approval of new and revised taught academic provision, the annual and periodic review of programmes, external examining, student feedback and representation, and published information.

Collaborations Handbook

This outlines the key procedures and guidance for the management of the University’s collaborative provision arrangements, including partner approval and due diligence, validation, monitoring and review of provision.


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