University of Exeter Handbook (Physics) Questions/Comments Department (Physics)

Changes to the Department Handbook

21 Sep 2016 Stage 3/4 Workshop Training
Move to separate section as this is no longer part of the Stage 2 Term 3 program. Being checked by MRB.

21 Sep 2016 Stage 1 Physics Laboratory
Minor updating to contemporary terminology, 'terms' vs 'semesters', etc. Add 'preparedness' to the list of assessed qualities. At request of and checked by JB.

26 Aug 2016

  • Maths Problems Classes in Physics - Guidelines for Demonstrators
    Replace 'Guidelines for PHY1116 (Mathematics II) Marking and Demonstrating' with updated versions:

    At request CDHW, being checked by module leaders.

    27 Jun 2016 Stage 1 Tutorial Support - Homework Assignments
    Revise 'Errors - treatment of data' so it is more explicit, i.e. 'Treatment of data, including: consistent treatment of uncertainties, significant figures and SI units in calculations and results.'. At request of leaders of lab modules, checked by CDHW.

    28 Apr 2016 Exam Procedures - Multiple Choice Questions
    Add guideline limiting the maximum mark for a multiple choice question to 4. At request of EC219 being checked by AU.

    28 Apr 2016 P
    Add guideline limiting the maximum mark for a multiple choice question to 4. At request of EC219 being checked by AU.

    22 Mar 2016 Physics Electives for Other Disciplines
    New page to help students from outside Physics identify suitable electives. Checked by Andrew Gilbert (Maths).

    22 Mar 2016 BSc Stage 3 Group Project - Assessment
    Convert marking criteria to a more user-friendly format and generate pro-formas. Adjust relative weighting of the assessed 'aspects' of the report to give more emphasis to the problem-solving and technical quality. Checked by CMB.

    08 Mar 2016 Assessment of MPhys Introductory Reports
    Harmonise 'away' and 'at Exeter' variants of the assessment of the MPhys Introductory Reports as neither now has a viva element. At request of and checked by MRB.

    06 Mar 2016 Employability and Careers
    Miscellaneous updates and broken links fixed. At request of CEMPS Employability Team and checked by CDHW.

    24 Feb 2016 Education Committee EC219

    The following changes were approved:

    23 Feb 2016 Exam Procedures - Marking, Data Entry, and Checking of Examination Scripts
    Document process for mark-entry into SRS and checking of marks. At request of CDHW and checked by SJW.

    10 Feb 2016 Examination Procedures - Solutions and Hints for Physics Examinations
    Add instruction to avoid vague references to 'bookwork' but give specific references to the location of material, e.g. a lecture number, link to ELE, text-book section, etc.. At request of SSLC-71 and checked by CDHW.

    08 Feb 2016 Transfers Between Physics Single Honours Degree Programmes
    Document the Week T1:09 deadline in Stage 2 for receipt of applications to transfer into/between 'with Study Abroad' programmes. At request of and checked by ASP.

    05 Feb 2016 Academic Appeals Procedure
    Add email address to which CEMPS appeals should be submitted. At request of Sue Addo and checked by CDHW.

    05 Feb 2016 Assessment of MPhys Introductory Presentation
    Add explicit description of the expected contents of the presentation. At request of and checked by MRB.

    26 Jan 2016 Assessment of MPhys Projects
    Revised so fewer assessors who mark more examples of a given assessment and to reduce the proportion of marks that are awarded by a supervisor to their own students. At request of and checked by MRB.

    25 Jan 2016 Procedure for Changing Tutors
    Add examples of circumstances where a change of academic tutor would be considered appropriate. At request of and checked by APH.

    17 Jan 2016 Attendance Requirements
    Reorganise material concerning attendance and absence between three pages:

    Approved by CDHW, at request of APH, being checked by SAC.

    17 Jan 2016 Stage 3 MPhys Tutorial Work
    Amend suggested schedule to bring 'Practice Talks' into weeks just before the oral presentations for PHY3122 Project and Dissertation. At request of Stage 3 Programme Review meeting, approved by CDHW and checked by ASP.

    18 Nov 2015 Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Change 'Answer FIVE questions.' to 'Answer ALL five questions.' in rubrics for mathematics papers. At request of External Examiners, approved by CDHW and checked by MEP.

    06 Nov 2015 Annual Monitoring of Programmes and Modules
    Amend table for 'Undergraduate Programmes' to move weeks of module review meetings to family-friendly weeks. At request of EC218 and checked by ASP.

    04 Nov 2015 Education Committee EC218

    The following changes were approved:

    04 Nov 2015 Taking Examinations and Tests
    Insert section Scripts/Legibility clarifying procedures in the event that scripts are illegible. Requested by JB, checked by CDHW.

    01 Nov 2015 Taking Examinations and Tests
    Add instruction to inviligator to specify number of questions/pages in announcement to detect misprints. Arising from incident report, checked by CDHW.

    Scripts/Legibility

    21 Oct 2015 Stage 3 of Physics with Professional Experience
    Remove page for students on placement in 2015 and earlier. On behalf of TN, checked by CDHW.

    21 Oct 2015 Marking Scheme for Level 2 Laboratory Normal Experiments
    Minor changes and clarifications, subdivide 40-mark section into two 20-mark sections. Minor rewordings and clarifications. At request of and checked by AU.

    21 Oct 2015 Mitigating Circumstances Procedures
    Update claim forms. In line with other Colleges we now have a separate form for deadline extensions. At request of and checked by Lynda Barrell.

    28 Sep 2015 Stage 2 Physics Problems Classes
    Amend days for issue and hand-in to correspond with classes on Tuesdays. At request of DA, checked by GPS.

    20 Sep 2015 The Physics MacCluster Computers
    Update information describing the networked iMacs for teaching. At request of and checked by CDHW.

    13 Aug 2015Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Update rubrics to use current terminology, i.e. '(Marks may be subject to scaling by the APAC.)' instead of '(subject to moderation at the Examination Board)'. Adjust wording of the Level 6 & 7 rubric to make requirements (even more) explicit. At request of External Examiners, checked by CDHW.

    13 Aug 2015Examination Procedures - Guidelines For Setting Exams
    Add requirement to indicate 'self-study' based parts of questions. At request of External Examiners, checked by CDHW.

    10 Aug 2015Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Update rubrics to use current terminology, i.e. '(Marks may be subject to scaling by the APAC.)' instead of '(subject to moderation at the Examination Board)'. At request of Faculty Board TQA Handbook, checked by CDHW.

    17 June 2015 Feedback Strategy
    Publish direct link to 'Transcript Query Form' and minor rewording of associated instructions. At request of CDHW and checked by SAC.

    10 June 2015 Annual Monitoring of Programmes and Modules
    Amend table for 'Undergraduate Programmes' to replace the semester-based schedule of activities and meetings with one terms and week numbers. Also include 'Planning/Briefing Meetings' in the table. At request of ASP and checked by CDHW.

    25 Feb 2015 Education Committee EC216

    The following changes were approved:

    10 Feb 2015 Marking Strategy
    Minor amendments to nomenclature reflecting changes to University guidelines for 2014/15. At request of and checked by Mit. Circs. Cttee.

    07 Feb 2015 Mitigating Circumstances Procedures
    Minor amendments reflecting changes to University guidelines for 2014/15. At request of and checked by Mit. Circs. Cttee.

    07 Feb 2015 Advice - Students with Mitigating Circumstances
    Minor amendments reflecting changes to University guidelines for 2014/15. At request of and checked by Mit. Circs. Cttee.

    18 Jan 2015 Professional Experience - Assignments and Marking Criteria
    Expand and clarifying section describing the expect coverage of the preliminary report. At request of TN, checked by CDHW.

    31 Nov 2014 MPhys Stage 3/4 Projects
    Remove references to obsolete modules based on 10-credit units. Include description of timetable revisions affecting cohort starting Stage 3 in 2015/16. Being checked by MRB and CDHW.

    20 Nov 2014 Formatting, Binding and Word-Counts
    Make explicit that the 'word-counts' on module descriptors are the maximum word-counts. At request of TN, checked by CDHW.

    12 November 2014 Education Committee EC215

    The following changes were approved:

    07 Nov 2014 Assessment of Physics Project Work and Notebooks
    Clarify the marking criteria for 'Exeptional Qualities' as recommended. Requested by the 2014 Programme Review Meeting, checked by MRB and CDHW.

    16 Sep 2014Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Remove section describing rubics for use before May/June 2014. At request of Education Committee, checked by CDHW.

    14 Aug 2014 Stage 1 Physics Problems Classes
    Amend table of classes to show lecture on Plagiarism and Academic Honesty and an 'Introduction to the IoP' talk. At request of APH, checked by CDHW.

    24 Jul 2014 Staff Visits to Study Abroad Host Institutions
    Minor updates. At request of JB, checked by ASP.

    17 Jul 2014 Consequences of Failure
    Since 2013 the University has been refusing to permit students to retake modules that they have already passed. This means that 'repeat study' normally only involves the failed modules. At request of Trevor Bailey, checked by CDHW

    15 May 2014 Mark Scaling Policy and Procedures
    New document describing the circumstances under which the Board of Examiners will scale module marks. Writteb by CDHW at request of Associate Dean (Education) and being checked by Physics Externals and CEMPS Education Strategy Group.

    14 May 2014 Education Committee EC214

    The following changes were approved:

    08 May 2014 Consequences of Failure
    Clarify wording by splitting a couple of long sentences. Checked by CDHW.

    06 Apr 2014 Double Degree Programmes and One Year Physics Programmes
    Update module names and codes, remove references to 'Physics with European Study' programmes. At request of and checked by CDHW.

    10 Mar 2014 Peer Support for Physics Undergraduates
    Simplify arrangement for email lists and aliases. Minor amendments to application form. At request of BW (Student Coordinator) and checked by CDHW.

    26 Mar 2014 Education Committee EC213

    The following changes were approved:

    25 Mar 2014 Assessment of MPhys Final Reports
    Adjust format to to match the Assessment of Physics Project Work and Notebooks by adding an 'Assessors look for..." section to the top of each table and amending the wording in some areas so that they are consistent with the University's Generic Criteria. At request of Board of Examiners, checked by MRB, CDHW and external examiners.

    18 Feb 2014 Support for Students Who Need to Retake Failed Modules
    Revise wording to clarify the difference between 'referral' and 'failure'. Checked by CDHW.

    20 Jan 2014 Consequences of Failure
    Move description of 'consequences of failure' to the Consequences of Failure section of the Progression and Assessment regulations. Include details from document ref CW130629-01 in the 'Assessment' section. At request of CDHW and being checked by ASP.

    12 Dec 2013 Guidelines For Setting Exams - Rubrics
    Remove references to the, now withdrawn, European Study programme. At request of and checked by ASP.

    11 Dec 2013 University Deadlines for Changes to Option Choices
    Add new section at request of Professional Services. Checked by HDJ.

    14 Nov 2013 Guidelines For Setting Exams - Rubrics
    Add new section 'Physics Examinations for Modules Assessed in May/Jun 2014 and Thereafter' as agreed at EC212 and approved by the Board of Examiners under delegated powers. At request of EC212, being checked by WLB.

    14 Nov 2013 Pass Marks for Modules
    Add new section reflecting Faculty Board's decision that the pass mark for NFQ level 7 (M-level) modules will rise to 50% in academic year 2016/17. At request of EC212, being checked by RAS.

    14 Nov 2013 Printing Facilities
    Add new section specifying page quota and appropriate uses for the printing facilities in laboratories. At request of EC212, checked by CDHW.

    14 Nov 2013 Assessment of Physics Project Work and Notebooks
    Publish new marking criteria. Approved by EC212 and checked by MRB.

    06 Nov 2013 Education Committee EC212

    The following changes were approved:

    25 Oct 2013 Progression and Summative Assessment
    Remove section referring to rules applicable to 2009/10 intake and 10-credit modules. At request of and checked by CDHW.

    11 Oct 2013 Attendance Requirements
    Create new subsection headings:

    so these appear in the table of contents and make locating the forms easier. At request of and checked by SF.

    24 Sep 2013 Stage 1 Tutorial Support
    Add links to ELE modules on 'Academic Honesty and Plagiarism' and 'Skills for Referencing'. At request of and checked by PGP.

    21 Sep 2013 Stage 4 MPhys Tutorial Support
    Revise to reflect new arrangement in which the project supervisor acts as personal tutor. At request of Stage 4 Planning Meeting and checked by PGP.

    19 Sep 2013 MPhys Projects - Assessment Procedures
    Extend assessor allocation scheme to cover four-student projects. At request of MRB and checked by CDHW.

    10 Sep 2013 Guidelines For Setting Exams
    Clarify policy on re-use of old examination questions and move it from 'Policy' into this section. Also, add new guidelines requiring exam authors to categorise the cognitive level being tested by questions, with examples for various question types. At request of IoP Accreditation Panel and Physics External Examiners, checked by Education Committe (email circulation).

    02 Aug 2013 Quality and Accreditation of the Programmes and Awards
    Update with dates of recently completed accreditions and audits. At request of Matt Bishop, checked by KMK and CDHW.

    15 May 2013 Education Committee EC211

    The following changes were approved:

    15 May 2013 Physical Constants Sheet
    Recreate in LaTeX using Codata 2010 values and adding selected Astronomical Constants. At request of AU, checked by AU, CMB et al..

    14 May 2013 Claim Form for Mitigating Circumstances
    Minor amendments to improve ease of use and processing. At request of SAC, checked by CDHW.

    17 Mar 2013 The Placement Year (Stage 3) [2012-13 onwards]
    Add reference to CEMPS placement health and safety procedures to The Placement Year (Stage 3) [2012-13 onwards], and the role description for the Stage 3 Professional Experience Coordinator. At request of Paula Sanderson, being checked by JRS.

    17 Mar 2013 Annual Monitoring of Programmes and Modules
    Minor updates to text and forms to bring into line with current University templates and to improve usability of form. Checked by CDHW.

    07 Mar 2013 Mechanical Workshop Course for Stage 2 Students
    Add new document giving details of the Mechanical Workshop course for Stage 2 students. At request of CDHW, checked by MW.

    25 Feb 2013 Allocation of Projects
    Add new section documenting existing procedures. At request of and checked by CMB.

    20 Feb 2013 Education Committee EC210

    The following changes were approved:

    22 Jan 2013 Guidelines For Typing Exams
    Upload a new version of the LaTeX example that has more-legible sub/superscripts and does not require MJM's marcos file to run without warning messages. At request of and checked by JH.

    22 Jan 2013 Claim Forms, Medical Certificates, and other Evidence
    Minor amendments to Personal Declaration Certificate forms. At request of and checked by SAC.

    16 Jan 2013 Tutorials - Students on Report
    Clarify that the normal period for being 'On Report' is for the remainder of the academic year. At request of and checked by SAC.

    22 Dec 2012 Terms of Reference for Department Committees
    Replace references to the Department Management Committee with College Management Committee. Rename 'Research Committee' to 'Research Strategy Committee' and amend membership. At request of CDHW, checked by RJH and WLB.

    21 Dec 2012 Physics and Medical Imaging Procedures for Approval of Amendments to Programmes and Modules
    Update to comply with recently amended University procedures. At request of Quality and Standards Office, checked by CDHW.

    19 Dec 2012 Stage 3 and 4 Tutorials
    Update:

    with links to resources that support the discussion of 'ethics'. At request of programme review meeting, checked by CDHW.

    19 Dec 2012 Role Description - Academic Misconduct Officer
    Add the week T1:00 talk to new students and monitoring the on-line plagiarism training to the checklist of activities. At request of CDHW, checked by PGP.

    04 Dec 2012 Communcations About Students with Third-Parties
    Add new section. At request of and checked by CDHW.

    02 Dec 2012 Advice and Assistance for Students - Students with Health Issues
    Add new section explicitly referring to the University's Fitness to Study/Practice Procedures. At request of CDHW, checked by SAC.

    28 Nov 2012 Mitigating Circumstances Affecting Assessments
    Add clarification that a Personal Declaration Certificate is need when any 'classes' (the word used in the University's General Regulations) have been missed. At request of and checked by IRS.

    25 Nov 2012 Department Warning Form
    Replace generic 'School Warning Form' with discipline-specific versions:

    At request of and checked by SAC.

    15 Nov 2012 Staff Visits to Study Abroad Host Institutions
    Remove references to European hosts. At request of and being checked by ASP.

    14 Nov 2012 MPhys Projects - Health and Safety
    Add new section clarifying procedures for undertaking risk assessments for MPhys Projects. At request of CDHW, being checked by MRB, WLB, SMS.

    08 Nov 2012 Stage 3 of Programmes with Study Abroad
    Remove reference to notes taken by students in previous years. At request of ASP, checked by CDHW.

    31 Oct 2012 Education Committee EC209

    The following changes were approved:

    28 Oct 2012 Student Representation and Participation - Questionnaires
    Add discussion of the use of ELE as an alternative to the Preliminary Feedback Questionnaire. At request of Stephen Rose, checked by CDHW.

    27 Oct 2012 Level 2 Laboratory
    Update marking schemes so they yield marks out of 100. Minor updates to text to reflect current practice. At request of, and checked by, AU.

    24 Oct 2012 Tutorials - Students on Report
    Add 'have been referred (i.e. failed at first attempt) in two or more modules' to the list of reasons why a student will be put on report. At request of and checked by SAC.

    17 Oct 2012 Examinations and Assessed Tests
    Restructure content into two new documents: Taking Examinations and Tests containing information for students and invigilators, and Use of Calculators in Examinations and Tests. At request of and checked by SMW.

    15 Oct 2012 Annual Monitoring of Programmes and Modules
    Add Student Performance Reports to the list of evidence considered by the annual review meetings. Checked by CDHW.

    15 Oct 2012 Progression and Assessment
    Correct the grammar by replacing 'which' with 'that' when the clause is intended to be restrictive. Checked by CDHW.

    12 Oct 2012 Guidelines For Typing Exams
    Modify date format used in midterm in-class test template exam-mtt-phy.rtf for physics to include academic year. At request of, and checked by, SMW.

    10 Oct 2012 Guidelines For Typing Exams
    Add new Exam_Checksheet.pdf form for tracking the progress of exam papers through the QA processes. At request of, and checked by, SAC.

    06 Oct 2012 Academic Roles and Administrative Responsibilities
    Update and split into Physics and Radiography variants. At request of, and checked by, SAC.

    25 Sep 2012 Mitigating Circumstances Affecting Assessments
    Add clarification that a Personal Declaration Certificate is need when any compulsory activities (practicals, problems classes, tutorials, etc.) have been missed. At request of APH and checked by SAC.

    23 Sep 2012 Stage 2 Tutorial Work
    Add PHY2025 Mathematics with Physical Applications (T1 and T2) to the list of core modules to be supported. At request of Stage 2 planning meeting, checked by GPS.

    23 Sep 2012 Stage 3 Tutorials
    Update:

    to reflect the roll-in of the new 15-credit modules.

    22 Sep 2012 MPhys Stage 3/4 Projects - Assessment Procedures
    Add column for 'Student C' to cover three-student projects. Minor amendments arising from roll-in of 15-credit modules. At request of and checked by MRB.

    20 Sep 2012 Role Description - Study Abroad Co-ordinator
    Replace two separate role descriptions for 'Study Abroad (EU Countries) Co-ordinator' and 'Study Abroad (Non EU Countries) Co-ordinator' with single document. At request of CDHW, being checked by ASP.

    18 Sep 2012 Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Add mathematics-style rubric for PHY3062 Methods of Theoretical Physics. At request of MEP, approved by CDHW.

    09 Sep 2012 Examination Procedures - Rubrics
    Amend level descriptors to comply with NQF nomeclature. Add rubric for Level 6 General Problems paper. At request of AU, checked by CDHW.

    09 Sep 2012 Withdraw Obsolete Documents
    The following documents, which have been superseded by College processes, have been removed from the Handbook:

    Checked by CDHW

    09 Sep 2012 Level 1 Physics Problems Classes
    Remove reference to tutors deciding whether marking has been unfair. Students who believe marking was unreasonable should now contact the senior demonstrator. At request of MRB, checked by CDHW.

    01 Sep 2012 Withdraw: Preparation for Final Year Projects
    Contained mainly obsolete and redundant information. Moved section on Mechanical Workshop Course into Level 2 Laboratory description. Checked by CDHW.

    17 Aug 2012 MPhys Stage 3/4 Projects - Allocation of Projects
    Update description of allocation process to refer to web-based preferences collection system. At request of TN, checked by CDHW.

    16 Jul 2012 Lines of Communication
    Add section describing the new Physics and Medical Imaging Education ELE Page. Checked by SAC.

    10 Jun 2012 Stage 3 of Programmes with Study Abroad
    Add note to European Study section advising that the programme is no longer available to new students its last intake was in 2009. At request of APH, checked by CDHW.

    31 May 2012 External Examiners
    Add link to University Calendar page that lists external examiners' names. At request of Quality Review & Enhancement Office, checked by HDJ.

    24 May 2012 Progression and Assessment - Feedback Strategy
    Document a two-week cut-off for receipt of requests for examination reviews. At request of SAC being checked by IRS.

    13 May 2012 Timetable Information
    Move information about timetables into handbook. Required by CoGP, checked by CDHW.

    13 May 2012 Usability enhancements
    Update headers and style-sheets to improve accessibility and usability with mobile devices such as smart-phones. Required by CoGP, checked by CDHW.

    05 May 2012 Equal Opportunities Policy
    Withdraw superseded School of Physics policy and replace references to it with links to the University Equality and Diversity Policy Statement. At request of Dorcas Cowan, and checked by CDHW.

    03 May 2012 Education Committee EC208

    The following changes were approved:

    29 Apr 2012 Job Descriptions
    Minor updates, to job descriptions for:

    At request of 'compliance exercise' and checked by holders of jobs.

    29 Apr 2012 Interruption and Voluntary Withdrawal
    Add link to Procedures for the Interruption and Voluntary Withdrawal of Taught Students. At request of 'compliance exercise' and checked by CDHW.

    28 Apr 2012 Approval of Amendments to Programmes and Modules
    Add reference to Assessment Norms. At request of CDHW, being checked by KMK.

    28 Apr 2012 Assessment Norms
    New document required for QA purposes. Author CDHW, checked by IRS and HDJ.

    15 Apr 2012 Medical Certificates - Guidelines for Departments
    Minor updates to reflect current nomenclature and formatting style. Clarify the circumstances in which a medical certificate will be issued for missed exams. Checked by CDHW.

    15 Apr 2012 Lines of Communication
    Minor updates to reflect new arrangements for pigeonholes. Checked by CDHW.

    14 Apr 2012 Structure and Formatting of Handbook
    Minor modifications to the underlying structure and stylesheets used to implement the handbook so that documents with discipline-specific variants have a 'College-level' view. For example, the Progression and Assessment page now has three views:

    The synoptic version uses a CSS sheet to highlight the discipline-specific text, with each discipline having its own colour.

    12 Apr 2012 Submission of Work - Formatting, Binding and Word-Counts
    Add new sub-section clarify the definition of word-count limits for assessed work. At request of TN and being checked by KMK.

    12 Apr 2012 Guide to Writing an MPhys Final Project Report
    Add new sub-section clarify the definition of word-count limits for assessed work. Remove reference to '10,000 words', these days word counts are specified in module descriptors. At request of TN and checked by CDHW.

    08 Mar 2012 Advice and Assistance for Students
    Revise to repair broken links and use new language. At request of and checked by SAC.

    06 Mar 2012 Peer Appraisal of Teaching
    Revise report form to comply with current University branding guidelines. Explicitly link to rtf version of form. Checked by CDHW.

    23 Feb 2012 Postgraduate Research Students Handbook
    Replace all PGR pages with link to [CEMPS] Postgraduate Research Students. At request of Andrew Gilbert, checked by CDHW.

    22 Feb 2012 Education Committee EC207

    The following changes were approved:

    16 Feb 2012 Accreditation of the Undergraduate Physics Programmes
    Minor changes to wording to clarify dates. At request of APH, checked by CDHW.

    11 Feb 2012 Stage 1 Problems Classes
    Minor changes to wording to clarify procedures. At request of TN, checked by CDHW.

    06 Feb 2012 Peer Appraisal of Teaching
    Minor edits mainly to remove references to 'School of Physics'. At request of of checked by CDHW.

    26 Jan 2012 The Placement Year (Stage 3) [2012-13 onwards]
    Duplicate section describing academic requirements of placement year and amend to reflect revised programme structure for 2012-13. At request of CDHW, being checked by JRS.

    18 Jan 2012 Access to Books, Libraries and Study Areas
    Add sentence explaining that it is important to add one's name to the waiting list for a particular book if it is on loan. At request of EC206 (minute 11/12.25.01), checked by CDHW.

    18 Jan 2012 Terms of Reference for Physics/Radiography Committees
    Amend Terms of Reference for Education Committee to reflect current membership. At request of EC206 (minute 11/12.01), checked by CDHW.

    18 Jan 2012 Schedule for Release of Undergraduate Results
    Bring forward release week for mid-year exams from T2:05 to T2:03. At request of TB, checked by CDHW.

    14 Dec 2011 Terms of Reference for Physics/Radiography Committees
    Update ToR for SSLC to align with University CoP. Checked by CDHW.

    19 Nov 2011 Annual Monitoring of Programmes and Modules
    Minor changes reflecting updates to University protocols. At request of HDJ, checked by CDHW.

    19 Nov 2011 Stage 1 Problems Classes
    Clarify that tutors are authorised to amend inappropriate marking. At request of FYO, checked by TN.

    02 November 2011 Education Committee EC206

    The following changes were approved:

    01 Nov 2011 Claim Form for Mitigating Circumstances
    Minor amendments to improve easy of use and processing. At request of SAC, checked by CDHW.

    12 Oct 2011 Transferable Skills
    Withdraw out of date document discussing transferable skills. Checked by CDHW.

    07 Oct 2011 Tutorials
    Add link to University's webpage for Personal Tutors. At request of Jane Rowe, checked by CDHW.

    06 Oct 2011 Examination Procedures
    Split into discipline specific versions. At request of and checked by CDHW.

    04 Oct 2011 Stage 3 BSc Physics Tutorials
    Update with link to general problems section in ELE that replaces the printed booklet that used to be issued. Checked by CDHW.

    04 Oct 2011 Stage 4 MPhys Physics Tutorials
    Update with link to general problems section in ELE that replaces the printed booklet that used to be issued. Checked by CDHW.

    30 Sep 2011 Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning
    Change 4 week deadline for return of marked work to 3 weeks. Replace references to 'School' with 'Department'. At request of Dean of Taught Faculty, checked by CDHW. Checked by CDHW.

    23 Sep 2011 Use of English
    Obtain copy of notes and permission to republish from Roger Bowley. Checked by CDHW.

    22 Sep 2011 Access to Books, Libraries and Study Areas
    Amend so it accurately describes the upgraded facilities. Checked by JMR and ASP.

    22 Sep 2011 Code of Practice for Problems Classes
    Split so that there are now separate documents for the Stage 1 Problems Classes and the Stage 1 Problems Classes. Checked by TN and GPS.

    22 Sep 2011 Choosing or Changing a Physics Programme of Study
    Update to reflect new programmes and financing arrangements. Being checked by APH.

    21 Sep 2011 Tutorials
    Add reminder to Stage 1, 2 and MPhys Stage 3 guidelines that students should be given an opportunity to discuss their options choices. Checked by CDHW.

    21 Sep 2011 Stage 2 Physics Tutorials
    Update to reflect new programme structure. Checked by GPS.

    09 Sep 2011 Employment and Careers
    Remove reference to the 'Student Associates Scheme' and replace with link to its replacement, the the School Experience Programme (SEP). Checked by CDHW.

    08 Sep 2011 Claim Forms, Medical Certificates, and other Evidence
    Clarification of meaning of code 'IIE'. At request of and being checked by Mitigation Committee.

    08 Sep 2011 Stage 3 of Programmes with Study Abroad
    Expand description of how marks from European universities are moderated. Remove dated student reports. Checked by ASP.

    08 Sep 2011 One Year Physics Programmes
    Fix broken links. Remove references to withdrawn modules. Add conversion table for Bayreuth. Checked by ASP.

    02 Sep 2011 Approval of Amendments to Programmes and Modules
    Revise to reflect new College structures. Checked by KMK and Trevor Bailey.

    02 Sep 2011 Employment and Careers
    Add link to Careers and Employability for students in CEMPS, an ELE module published by the College's Employability Officer. Checked by CDHW.

    01 Sep 2011 Provisional Schedule of Employability-Enhancing Activities
    Revised in consultation with EGD service. Checked by Gillian Neville.

    30 Aug 2011 Marking and Checking Examination Scripts
    Clarify the use of half-marks when marking medical imagining exams, checked by SJM.

    30 Aug 2011 Report Forms for Formal Meetings With PGRS
    Add pdf copies of the report forms for meeting between PGRS and supervisor/mentors. Checked by FYO.

    28 Jun 2011 Prizes
    Publish the spreadsheet(s) used by the Examination Boards to award prizes. At request of BoE, checked by IRS and SAC.

    15 Jun 2011 Progression and Assessment
    Replace a reference to 'Head of School' with 'College Dean', to reflect changes to University procedures. Checked by CDHW.

    31 May 2011 Schedule for Release of Undergraduate Results
    Update to reflect transition from paper transcripts to the MyExeter portal as the principle means of notifying students of their results. Checked by SAC.

    23 May 2011 Claim Forms, Medical Certificates, and other Evidence
    Minor clarifications. Quote relevant section of University Procedures emphasising that minor ailments will not justify deadline-extensions. At request of and checked by Mitigation Committee.

    23 Mar 2011 Handbook Restructuring
    The School of Physics Handbook has been restructured to reflect the 'College' structure that the University has recently adopted.

    Changes to the 'School Handbook' made after 23 March 2011 are now recorded in the section(s) to which they apply.


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