Undergraduate Student Handbook 2014-15

This Handbook is intended for students following a degree programme offered by the School of Mathematics in the academic year 2015-2015. You should read the Handbook carefully at the start of the academic year.

If you have any questions not covered in the following pages, then see your Academic Advisor or Programme Director. If you require any further information, please call in and discuss it with the Senior Tutor of the School of Mathematics (Dr. Ruth Thomas).

For those who want to download the FULL UG Handbook, you can do so here: UG Handbook 2014-15. Otherwise you can download individual sections from the list below.

1. General Information

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  • Recent history of the School.
  • The Alan Turing Building.

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  • Semester dates for 2014-15.

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  • School communication.

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  • Student counselling service.
  • Fire safety.
  • Fire information.
  • First aid.
  • Health and safety.

2. Programme Overview

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  • Degree programmes offered by the School.

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  • Level 1 units offered by the School.
  • Level 1 units offered to each degree programme.

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  • Level 2 units offered by the School.
  • Timetable constraints.
  • Outside course units.
  • Compulsary and optional units for each Honours degree programme.
  • Ordinary degree programmes.

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  • Level 3 units offered by the School.
  • Level 4 units offered by the School.
  • Level 2 Mathematics course units and outside course units.
  • Compulsary and optional units for each Honours degree programme.
  • Ordinary degree programmes.

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  • Self-registration on MyManchester.

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  • Actuarial Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons): Exemption arrangements.

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  • Royal Statistical Society accreditation.

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  • The School of Mathematics has agreements with some overseas universities so that students can enter the Second Year of the BSc Honours degree programme in Mathematics and Statistics.

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  • Study abroad.

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  • Course units and credits.
  • Lectures.
  • Feedback tutorials (examples classes).
  • Feedback supervisions.
  • Coursework.
  • Private study.
  • Solving Mathematical problems.
  • Learning Theorems.
  • Using textbooks.
  • Revision techniques.
  • Examination technique.

3. Teaching, Learning and Assessment

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  • Deadlines for submitting evidence in support of a Mitigating Circumstances application.

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  • Mathematics examinations.
  • Examinations timetables.
  • Examination regulations.
  • Disclosure of marks, and transcripts.

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  • Marking scheme for examined course units (lecture courses).
  • Progression rules.
  • Compensation and re-sits (first and second year students only).

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  • Marking scheme for examined course units (lecture courses).
  • Progression rules.

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  • Plagiarism.
  • Collusion.
  • Fabrication or falsification of results.

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  • Appeals and complaints.

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  • External examiners for undergraduate programmes.

4. Attendance and Changing Your Degree Programme

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  • Attendance requirements.
  • Attendance monitoring census for international students.

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  • Transfers between degree programmes.
  • Interruption (or suspension) of studies.
  • Repeat of studies.
  • Withdrawing from your degree programme.
  • Tuition fees for students who withdraw or interrupt.

5. Student Support and Guidance

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  • The Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  • The Director of Undergraduate Teaching.
  • The Senior Tutor.
  • Programme Directors

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  • The Academic Advisor system.
  • Objectives.
  • Meetings with your advisor.
  • Minimum suggested requirements of Academic Advisors.
  • Minimum suggested requirements of advisees.

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  • Teaching and Learning Office (Professional Support Staff).
  • School Disability Coordinator.

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  • Sickness and absence.

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  • Peer mentoring.
  • Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS).
  • Personal Development Planning (PDP).

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  • Overseas students.

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  • Student Services Centre.
  • Student Union Advice Centre.
  • Student Counselling Service.
  • Disability Support Office.
  • Student Guidance Service.
  • Accommodation office.
  • Careers service.
  • Childcare.
  • Mature students.
  • Nightline.

6. Student Representation and Feedback

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  • School board.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Committee.
  • Staff-student liaison committee.
  • Programme committees.
  • Student questionnaires.
  • National Student Survey (NSS).

7. Learning Resource and Student Facilities

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  • University of Manchester library.
  • The Joule Library.
  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.
  • Computing facilities.
  • MathSoc, Galois Group and Actuarial Society.
  • The Students' Union.
  • Manchester Aquatic Centre.

Appendix A

Appendix A 14-15

  • Members of staff in the School of Mathematics

Appendix B

Appendix B 14-15

All students commencing their studies from September 2012 will be subject to the regulations in this Appendix.

  • Credit and award framework.
  • Accreditation of prior learning.
  • Assessment and progression.
  • Compensation.
  • Reassessment.
  • Carrying forward failed credit.
  • Repeating the year.
  • Exit awards.
  • Final year of an undergraduate programme.
  • Classification of the MMath.
  • Classification in Bachelors programmes.
  • Examination board arrangements.
  • Undergraduate degree classification scheme.
  • Variations applying to the School of Mathematics.

Appendix C

Appendix C 14-15

All students who commenced their studies before September 2012 (and have no interrupted, repeated a year or transferred from a different School) will be subject to the regulations in this Appendix.

  • Credit framework.
  • Award framework.
  • Accreditation of prior learning.
  • Titles of awards.
  • Minimum and maximum study periods.
  • Assessment.
  • Progression.
  • Mitigation.
  • Classification.
  • Variations applying to the School of Mathematics.
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