Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 17 Publication of Results

Honours Examinations

  • 17.1. As soon as the examiners in an Honours Examination have examined and fully considered the work of all the candidates they shall:

    • (1) distribute candidates (identified only by their examination numbers) judged to have shown merit into three classes according to merit;

    • (2) except in the case of Honour Moderations (other than Classics) distribute the candidates in the second class into two divisions;

    • (3) forthwith provide the information determined under (1) and (2) above to the Registrar using the Registrar’s Results Lists.

  • 17.2. Where a University Examination in which Honours are awarded is divided into several Parts then (unless the regulations for the specific Examination otherwise provide) in respect of all Parts save the last:

    • (1) the examiners shall determine the candidates (identified only by their examination numbers) who have shown sufficient merit to obtain Honours in each Part; and

    • (2) forthwith provide the information determined under paragraph (1) above to the Registrar; and

    • (3) the respective chairs of the examiners shall deposit the candidates' exercises with the Registrar for the use of the examiners in any succeeding Examination.

  • 17.3. If a candidate in any Honour Moderations has not been judged by the moderators to be worthy of Honours but has satisfied the moderators at ‘pass’ standard they shall give notice of that fact at the close of the Examination to the Registrar.

  • 17.4. If a candidate in any Final Honour School or in the Final Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art has not been judged by the examiners to be worthy of Honours but has satisfied them at ‘pass’ standard the examiners shall give notice of that fact at the close of the Examination to the Registrar.

  • 17.5.

    • (1) If a candidate in any Honour School of the First or Second Public Examination or in the Final Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art is disqualified by standing from obtaining Honours in that Examination, but has in the judgement of the examiners shown sufficient merit to entitle him or her to obtain Honours, but for such disqualification, the examiners shall give notice of that fact on the Results List submitted to the Registrar at the close of the Examination.

    • (2) A candidate to whom this regulation applies shall be entitled to supplicate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or of Fine Art (as the case may) in the same manner as if he or she had obtained Honours in the Examination.

  • 17.6. If the regulations for any University Examination in which Honours are awarded also permit the award of a merit or a distinction in any part of that Examination the examiners shall give notice to the Registrar at the close of the examination of the names of all the candidates whose work in that part has been adjudged worthy of either accolade.

    Preliminary or Qualifying Examinations for Master's Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

  • 17.7. The examiners in any Preliminary or Qualifying Examination or in any examination for a course of special study for the Degree of M.Phil. or Master of Science or in any examination for the degree of Master of Studies or for a diploma or certificate except the Diploma in Law or the Certificate in Management Studies shall:

    • (1) determine the candidates (identified only by their examination number) who have satisfied them;

    • (2) if the regulations governing the particular Examination permit, determine the candidates who have shown sufficient merit to obtain a distinction; and

    • (3) forthwith provide the information determined under paragraphs (1) and (2) above to the Registrar using the Registrar’s Results Lists.

  • 17.8. In an Examination where a candidate is not required to pass in all subjects at one and the same Examination the examiners shall provide a Results List with the agreed results to date.

  • Approved musical exercises for the Degree of Bachelor of Music
  • 17.9. At the close of the Examination of the Musical Exercises for the Degree of Bachelor of Music submitted to them in any term, the examiners shall notify the Registrar of the candidates whose exercises have been approved by them.

  • Candidates who have failed
  • 17.10.

    • If a candidate in any University Examination has been judged by the examiners to have failed the examination the examiners shall give notice of that fact, at the close of the examination to the Registrar by inclusion on the Registrar’s Results List.

  • Notification of results
  • 17.11. All notifications submitted to the Registrar under this Part shall be made in a form of Results List as provided by the Registrar, unless he or she otherwise agrees.

  • 17.12. All information submitted to the Registrar under this Part shall (unless any examiner shall have been excused by the Proctors) be certified by the signature of all the examiners who have acted together in the assessment of the candidates in the Examination.

  • 17.13. On receipt of the information provided under regulations 17.11 to 17.12 above, the Registrar shall arrange the publication of results to each candidate.

  • 17.14.

    • (1) After results have been released to candidates, examiners shall have no power to alter such Results Lists except under paragraph (2)-(4) below.

    • (2) Examiners may submit to the Deputy Registrar a change in an individual assessment mark or grade without further consent in instances where an examination overall outcome is not changed.

    • (3) Examiners may, with the written consent of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors, amend an individual assessment mark or grade where such change will result in a change in the overall examination outcome.

    • (4) Examiners may, with the written consent of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors, issue a further Results List or Lists to provide results of candidates omitted from the original list.

  • Custody of records
  • 17.15. The Results Lists drawn up and duly signed shall be circulated and published by the Registrar according to the requirements of the Education Committee and subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act and the signed copy shall remain in the custody of the Registrar, and any question thereafter arising, with respect to the result of any Examination, shall be determined by reference to such lists.

  • Forms of Certificates
  • 17.16.

    • (1) Degree certificates and other certificates for diplomas and other certificate courses shall be issued to successful candidates in forms prescribed by the Registrar.

    • (2) When a candidate has obtained a distinction in his or her Examination, or in any part of it for which a distinction may be awarded, the certificate or diploma, as the case may be, which is issued shall record that fact.