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Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC)


Purpose of the Committee:

Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC) is a sub-committee of Learning and Teaching Committee. It has a remit that spans the development and security of all academic University Regulations and the maintenance of academic standards.  RSC ensures consistent academic standards across the University through monitoring, review, and enhancement of the University’s regulatory framework, taking into account the implications of external bodies, policy, and changes in University strategy and practice.

Waivers of Regulations

RSC is responsible for considering requests for waivers of regulations.  You can find more information about waiver of regulations here.

If you wish to apply for a waiver of regulations, please visit the Waiver of Regulations Applications page.

Exemptions to Regulations

RSC is also responsible for considering requests to exempt programmes from University regulations. If you wish to apply for an exemption to regulations, please contact Adam Hewitt.

Reports to:

Committees and Groups that report to this Committee:

RSC operates a number of working groups to review specific regulatory issues, varying on a year-to-year basis.  In 2021/22, the following working groups fall within the remit of RSC:

  • Degree Algorithms Working Group
  • General Regulatory Review Working Group

Membership and Terms of Reference:

You can find a full Membership list in the document below, or you can view members by area in the table further down this page.

You can find more details information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below.

RSC Chair and Secretary:

  Name Email
 Chair  Professor Chris Langley  [email protected]
 Vice-Chair  Dr Gill Knight  [email protected]
 Secretary  Adam Hewitt  [email protected]


RSC Membership by Area Represented:

 Area Represented Member Email
 BSS  Emma Szurminski  [email protected]
 HLS  Helen Cameron  helen.cam[email protected]
 EDU  Adam Hewitt  [email protected]
 EPS  David Leach  [email protected]
 HLS  Chris Langley  [email protected]
 BSS  Gayatri Patel  [email protected]
 PASC Representative  Olivia Hunt  [email protected]
 Student and Academic Services  Alison Levey  [email protected]
 Students' Union (Education)  Yesmeen Singh  [email protected]
 Students' Union  Richard Broome  [email protected] 
 Students' Union (Welfare)  Paige Dawson  [email protected]

Membership of Working Groups by Area Represented:

Degree Algorithms Working Group:

Degree Algorithms Working Group
 Representation Member
 EDU  Adam Hewitt (Chair)
 BSS  Gayatri Patel
 EPS  Eirini Theodosiou
 HLS  Helen Cameron
 HLS  Olivia Hunt
Student's Union  Yesmeen Singh


General Regulatory Review Working Group: 

General Regulatory Review Working Group Membership
Representation Member
 Co-Chair  Chris Langley
 Co-Chair  Gill Knight
 BSS  Maana Aujla
 BSS  Gayatri Patel
 BSS  Keith Schofield
 BSS  Emma Szurminski
 BSS  Chris Umfreville
 Degree Apprenticeships  Terry Hodgetts
 Degree Apprenticeships  Sheila Rattu
 EDU  Lucy Drake
 EPS  Abed Alaswad
 EPS  Darren Campbell
 EPS  Antonio Fratini
 EPS  David Leach
 EPS  Lucy Rackliff
 HLS  Helen Cameron
 HLS  Saira Hussain
 Student's Union  Yesmeen Singh


RSC Meetings

This committee meets a minimum of four times per academic year, with additional meetings scheduled as and when required.

Dates for 2021/22

This committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

 Date Time Room
 14 September 2021  10:00 - 12:00  MS Teams
 18 November 2021  10:00 - 13:00  MS Teams
 17 March 2022  10:00 - 13:00  MS Teams
 19 May 2022  10:00 - 14:00  MS Teams


News and Updates

The dates for the 2021/22 Exam Board Briefings have been confirmed as:

Exam Board Briefings
 Date  Time  Location/Delivery
 Monday 22nd November 2021  10:00 – 11:30  MS Teams
 Tuesday 7th December 2021  13:00 – 14:30  MS Teams
 Tuesday 10th May 2022   10:30 – 12:00  MS Teams
 Wednesday 18th May 2022   14:00 – 15:30  MS Teams


Exam Board Briefings for both UG and PG boards are now combined and delivered in a single session, so please feel free to attend any session for which you are available.

Resources (login required)

Previous Meeting Minutes:

For past minutes of this meeting please click here.

Useful Documents:

Useful Links:

General Regulations
Waiver Request Form

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