Academic

RGU:Union Advice & Support has put together some advice pages for the most common academic issues faced by students of RGU. There is a page for Academic Appeals, Complaints, Exams, RGU's "Fit to Sit" policy, Plagiarism and Student Conduct (Academic & Non-academic Misconduct).

If you have any questions or concerns related to Covid-19 and how this impacts on your academic studies, visit Covid-19: Advice for Staff, Students and Community on the RGU website.

If you are experiencing circumstances in your personal or academic life which are affecting and/or impacting on your academic studies, you should always aim to reach out to your course team or an appropriate welfare support department to ensure appropriate support can be put in place. If these circumstances are significant, you may be encouraged to complete a Coursework Extension Form, Deferral Request Form and/or Student Suspension of Studies Request Form.

  • Coursework Extension Requests

    If you have circumstances impacting on your ability to meet a coursework submission date, and you are seeking an extension to that submission date, you should read RGU's "Fit to Sit" policy and then complete the Coursework Extension Form - Self-Certification.

    All sections of the form should be completed and it must be submitted to your school's designated email address at least 24 hours prior to the coursework submission date and time from your RGU email account.

    If you have any questions about Coursework Extension Requests, contact your Course Leader or RGU:Union Advice & Support.

  • Deferral Requests

    If you feel that there were extenuating circumstances in relation to non-submission of an assessment or non-attendance at an examination, you should read RGU's "Fit to Sit" policy and then complete the Deferral Request Form - Self-Certification.

    All sections of the form should be completed and it must be submitted to your school's designated email address no later than 5 working days after the assessment submission deadline date and/or the date of the examination from your RGU email account.

    If you have any questions about Deferral Requests, contact your Course Leader or RGU:Union Advice & Support.

  • Suspension of Studies

    If you require time out from your studies (usually up to one year), it may be possible to request a period of suspension through submission of the Student Suspension of Studies Request Form.

    Students who take a period of suspension should be aware that access to University services and facilities will be withdrawn, and that they will not be entitled to submit/undertake assessments or seek any academic support or guidance during the period of suspension.

    International students studying on a student visa must seek advice from an International Student Adviser before completing the Student Suspension of Studies Request Form - this is because any suspension of studies will result in sponsorship of the current visa being withdrawn by the university, which means it is likely UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will curtail the current visa. International students who have taken a period of suspension should contact an International Student Adviser 3 months prior to recommencing their studies for visa application support.

    Students who have taken a period of suspension should contact their Course Leader at least one month prior to recommencing their studies to ensure relevant support is in place for their return.

    If you have any questions about Suspension of Studies, contact your Course Leader or RGU:Union Advice & Support.

If you need any advice regarding extenuating circumstances or assistance with completion of a a Coursework Extension Form, Deferral Request Form and/or Student Suspension of Studies Request Form contact your Course Leader or RGU:Union Advice & Support.


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This page has been updated for academic session 2021-2022.


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