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Rename “Revision Weeks”

Rename “Revision Weeks”

Academic Calendar

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The current calendar labels all weeks between early January and the end of the May exams as teaching, revision or exam weeks.  This creates a natural expectation among students that all their tutors will be available during the revision period.  But staff have to find time for research and...
Avoid scheduling student assignment submission dates during term weeks

Avoid scheduling student assignment submission dates during term weeks

Academic Calendar, Future change

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It would greatly enhance the student experience and the students’ perception of ILS within our campus libraries if academics could set and agree assignment submission dates for the whole academic session in time for the beginning of each academic year. Submission dates should ideally not be in term-time as...
Avoid faculty/university deadlines/meetings/training in Jan/May exam marking period

Avoid faculty/university deadlines/meetings/training in Jan/May exam marking period

Academic Calendar

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The university rightly aims for all assessments to be marked, moderated and returned within 15 working days, which can be a logistic nightmare with multiple marking teams and large numbers of papers. The deadlines for course and programme changes fall around this period, and sometimes, markers are mandated to...
Definitive Easter Break for Clubs and Societies Events

Definitive Easter Break for Clubs and Societies Events

Academic Calendar

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For the last two years there have been weeks when Student Union Clubs and Societies go on tour, that have clashed with either teaching weeks or assessment periods. Some students have had to decline going on tours due to known assessment points, or having to negotiate alternate presentation and demonstration times,...
Merge Programmes and Courses Office (PACO) deadlines into the Academic Calendar

Merge Programmes and Courses Office (PACO) deadlines into the Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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The PACO provide the institution with deadline requirements to enable it to meet internal and external expectations when proposing new programmes of study, making changes to courses and programmes, details on when programme structures need to be checked and when the new ones become published for the coming session...
Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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Please consider publishing the academic calendar to all staff via Outlook and not as a Word document.  Using Word is so old fashioned and using Outlook means we can send invites to the meetings and share the calendar easily with all staff so it is at their fingertips rather than hunting...
Include dates which assessment information must be included in BannerWeb

Include dates which assessment information must be included in BannerWeb

Academic Calendar

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This Internal News story relates:  https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/entering-assessment-information-in-bannerweb-for-2017-18 Incorporating these dates into the academic calendar will help embed the (relatively) new process, give staff clear sight of what/when they are expected to take action by and the data entered will mean students can view their course and assessment deadlines easily.