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Academic Registry

Examination Board Guidelines and Assessment Procedures (UG and PG)
Spring/Autumn - Currently being updated for 2015

The following documents (policies, procedures, guidelines) are being reviewed and updated for the operation of Examination Boards and publishing of assessment results during the spring and autumn 2015.

Hard copies of the relevant documents will be distributed to Schools, Deans and Deans' representatives.

Document Number
Document Title
1 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Assessment Procedures
2 Decisions and Decision Codes
3 Online Assessment Results: Information for Staff
4 Guidelines on the Discretionary Award of Credits
5 Heriot-Watt University Assessment and Progression System (HAPS) updated February 2015 (previously CAPS)
6 Guidelines on Complying with SCQF
7 Guide to Medical Certificates under the CAP System
8 Policy on Mitigating Circumstances in Relation to Assessment - updated August 2014 (previously Special Circumstances)
9 Policy on Withholding Awards due to Outstanding Debts: Implementation Procedures
10 Appeals Against Examiners' Recommendations of Award
11 Managing Suspended Examination Boards
12 Briefing Session: Chairs of Examination Boards; Deans' Representatives
13 Guidelines for Deans, Associate Deans and Representatives
Deans' Report Proforma
14 Examination Paper Format Guidelines


Deans' Representatives at Examination Boards 2014 (Internal users only) updated 26 September 2014