Student and academic policies

These policies set out University regulations—admission, enrolment, fees, graduation, learning and teaching, postgraduate study and changes to courses of study.

Conjoint degrees statute

Students wanting to take two Bachelor’s degrees may be able to take a conjoint programme from their second year of study.

Personal courses of study statute

General rules about Victoria’s qualifications, covering course withdrawals, definitions of majors and minors can be found in the University Calendar.

Academic Approvals Handbook

This handbook sets out the University’s policies and processes for approving new courses and programmes, and for changing existing courses and programmes.

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Academic Grievance Policy

This policy sets out how perceived academic disadvantage and academic grievances are to be resolved. Effective from: November 2013

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Academic Progress Statute

This statute provides a framework to identify students in need of support, and require conditions to be met for continued enrolment. Effective from: October 2014

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Academic Quality Statute

The Academic Quality Statute replaces the Assessment Statute. Effective from: October 2014

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Academic Transcripts and Certificates Policy

This policy outlines the documents used to ensure the information provided by the University about students’ achievements is appropriate and consistent. Effective from: October 2014

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Academic Year Dates Policy

This policy ensures there is sufficient time for enrolment, teaching, examinations and holiday periods spaced throughout the academic year. Effective from: October 2014

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Admission and Enrolment Statute

This statute outlines the eligibility criteria for admission and the process for enrolling in programmes and courses offered by the University. Effective from: October 2014

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Assessing the need for urgent action under the Student Conduct Statute

This procedure outlines steps to be taken in the event staff or students are subjected to any inappropriate behaviour that causes, or could have caused, harm. Effective from: October 2014

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Assessment Handbook

The Assessment Handbook sets out Victoria’s assessment policy and practice for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses. Effective from: March 2014

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Awarding of Qualifications Posthumously Policy

This policy sets out procedures and criteria to award posthumous qualifications in a consistent and appropriate manner. Effective from: October 2014

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Blackboard Guidelines (for staff)

These guidelines outline the considerations when deciding to use Blackboard to support courses and clarify the level of support that is currently available.

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Cancellation of Course Offerings Policy

Cancellation of Programme Intakes Policy

Cancellation or Refusal of Enrolment Procedure

This procedure defines the criteria and process for cancelling or refusing to permit the enrolment of a student on these grounds. Effective from: October 2014

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Changing Mode of Delivery of Existing Courses Policy

Class Representative Policy

This policy provides a framework for the management of class representation in order to support a teaching-learning partnership between staff and students. Effective from: November 2013

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Credit Transfer Statute

This statute governs the credit to be awarded towards Victoria University of Wellington programmes from courses taken at other tertiary institutions. Effective from: October 2014

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Dealing with Student Plagiarism and Related Academic Misconduct Procedure

These procedures are to support and protect academic staff dealing with students suspected of committing plagiarism and related forms of academic misconduct. Effective from: December 2011

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Deans List Policy

This policy aims to encourage the retention of high-achieving students to complete their undergraduate degree and continue into postgraduate study at Victoria. Effective from: October 2014

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Deletion of Qualifications, Majors, Subjects and Courses Policy

Doctoral Policy: for PhD and other Doctorates with Theses

This policy states the University procedures for admission, enrolment, supervision and examination of candidates for PhD and other doctoral degrees with theses. Effective from: November 2013

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Equity and Diversity Policy

The purpose of this policy is to support the University in achieving its Strategic Objectives, in particular those relating to Equity and Diversity Strategy. Effective from: October 2014

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Fees Statute 2014

This statute establishes the basis for fee charging and related policies at Victoria University of Wellington for 2014 academic year, unless otherwise stated. Effective from: September 2013

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Fees Statute 2015

This statute establishes the basis for fee charging and related policies at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015 academic year, unless otherwise stated. Effective from: September 2014

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Fraud Policy

This policy addresses the risk of fraud and outlines the actions the University will take when any suspected fraud is reported or discovered.

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Graduation Statute

The purpose of this statute is to set out the details for graduation requirements for Victoria University of Wellington.

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Health and Safety Policy

This policy confirms Victoria University’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, students, contractors, consultants and visitors.

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Higher Doctorates Guidelines for Applicants and Examiners

These guidelines provide additional information about the application and examination process for a Higher Doctorate. Effective from: October 2014

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Higher Doctorates Statute

This statute outlines regulations governing qualifications, application, admission and examination procedures and the process for awarding Higher Doctorates. Effective from: October 2014

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Limitations on Courses and Programmes Statute

This statute sets out the procedures for setting enrolment limitations on particular courses and programmes. Effective from: October 2014

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Master’s Thesis Policy

This policy outlines the University procedues for enrolment, supervision and examination of Master’s by thesis candidates where thesis value is 90pts or more. Effective from: January 2014

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Meeting the Needs of Students with Impairments Policy

This policy outlines provision of support and accommodations to allow students with impairments to demonstrate their abilities, participate in university life. Effective from: October 2014

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Off-Campus Activities Policy

This policy provides protocols for a safe and healthy environment for all staff members and students participating in off-campus activities. Effective from: August 2009

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Qualifications Statute

This statute outlines granting of awards by the Council of Victoria University of Wellington in accordance with s193(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. Effective from: October 2014

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Recognition of Prior Informal Learning Policy

This policy, together with the relevant provisions in the Assessment Statute, set out the principles and procedures for the award of prior learning credit. Effective from: October 2014

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Recording by Students of Lectures and other Teaching Policy

This policy sets out the conditions under which students may record lectures and other teaching. Effective from: October 2014

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Responding to Suicidal Behaviour by Students Policy

The policy aims to identify and help students at risk of suicide, and to provide more effective intervention and support following any suicidal behaviour. Effective from: October 2014

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Safe Campus Policy

This policy outlines the University’s commitment to providing a safe, clean and hospitable environment for its community and for visitors. Effective from: March 2013

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Student Conduct Statute

This statute sets out the procedures that apply in the event that a student is alleged to have breached acceptable standards of conduct as described herein. Effective from: October 2014

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Student Feedback on Teaching and Courses Policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline the processes for collecting, analysing and reporting course and teaching feedback from students. Effective from: October 2014

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Student Protests Policy

This policy sets the university management’s expectations and likely responses to student protests for protesters and other members of the university community. Effective from: November 2007

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Student Services Levy Policy

This policy establishes the basis for charging the Student Services Levy at Victoria University of Wellington for 2015 academic year, unless otherwise stated. Effective from: September 2014

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Student Workload Policy

This policy ensures student workloads are equitable, supported and manageable and the course time required allows a student of average ability to obtain a pass. Effective from: October 2014

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The Use of Te Reo Māori for Assessment Policy

This policy provides for students to use Te Reo Māori in work being submitted for assessment as part of a course of study. Effective from: October 2014

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