General Regulations for Postgraduate Certificates (Continuing Education)

  • 1. The Continuing Education Board shall have power to grant Postgraduate Certificates to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the board may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for each Postgraduate Certificate shall, in consultation with representatives of collaborating departments or faculties, be under the supervision of the Continuing Education Board which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Education Committee, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates, whether members of the University or not, may be admitted as students for a Postgraduate Certificate under such conditions as the board shall prescribe, provided that before admission to a course of study approved by the board, candidates shall have satisfied the board that they have had appropriate educational and professional experience acceptable to the board, and are well-equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for a Postgraduate Certificate, and who has satisfactorily pursued a course, the character and length of which have been approved by the board, may be admitted to the examination.

  • 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out his or her coursework or examination the Continuing Education Board may grant his or her request for a temporary suspension of status. Applications for suspension of status should be made to the board, c/o the Registry; and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the relevant course director. No student may be granted more than the number of terms' or years' suspension of status set out below.

  • Duration of ProgrammeMaximum Time PermittedMaximum Suspensions Permitted
    3 Terms / 1 Year 6 Terms / 2 Years 3 Terms / 1 Year
    6 Terms / 2 Years 12 Terms / 4 Years  6 Terms / 2 Years 

    6. A student shall cease to hold the status of Student for the Award through failure to meet the requirements laid down in the regulations governing that award including failure to meet the requirements within the maximum terms or years permitted for completion.

  • 7. A student who has withdrawn or who has been withdrawn may apply for reinstatement to his or her former status on the Register within two years of his or her status ceasing. Such applications shall be addressed by the former student to the Continuing Education Board, and shall be accompanied by written statements commenting on the application from the course director. The board shall reach a decision on such applications and shall determine the date from which any reinstatement granted under these provisions shall be effective. No reinstatement may be granted under these provisions if the student has held the relevant status for maximum number of terms or years allowed under the regulations governing that status.