TUS Regulations and Academic Calendar


Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar outlines all term dates and time. On commencement, each student should make themselves aware of term dates. Typically lectures do not take place during non-term time. Click below to access the TUS Midlands academic calendar for 2022/23.



Etiquette or Netiquette as it is sometimes called describes a set of rules on how we engage with each other when online and in particular while attending an online lecture with us at TUS Midlands. Please click below to access our general guidelines on class etiquette.

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This sets out all policies, guidelines, and procedures in relation to a student’s attendance at TUS Midlands. It contains details on late submissions, deferrals, and withdrawals.


Consent to Record

The decision to record lectures/classes is made by the relevant lecturer at their own discretion. All lectures delivered in an online mode will be recorded. So all participants attending TUS Midlands blended or online programmes are duly advised of this.

Students are asked to take note of the following in relation to Distribution of Recordings:

  • Recordings of online content cannot be distributed to different class groups because they contain other participant’s personal data.
  • By default, recordings will be published to the appropriate module in which the live lecture forms part.
  • To assist students with course revision and examination preparation, lecture recordings should remain accessible on the VLE for the duration of the module.
  • Recordings of student group presentations for the purposes of assessment will be available to the Module Coordinator in which the assessment is taking place only and will be deleted after the assessment period has ended.

Student Code of Practice in relation to Recordings

(i) Lecture/class recordings may not be reproduced, transferred, exchanged, distributed, or displayed in any public or commercial manner. In this context, the following is strictly prohibited:

• the copying, by any means, of recorded lectures/classes.

• the passing of recorded lectures/classes to any third party.

• the posting/displaying of recorded lectures/classes on any public forum including the internet and all electronic fora.

(ii) Students are reminded that covert audio and/or visual recording of lectures/classes is strictly prohibited and will be treated as a serious disciplinary matter.

(iii) Students who are in breach of this Code of Practice may be subject to disciplinary measures under the AIT Student Code of Conduct and Discipline procedures.

(iv) Students are reminded of the importance of adhering to codes of practice/conduct in relation to dignity and respect while attending lectures/classes.

(V) Recordings of student class participation will not be used against students for disciplinary purposes.


Assignment / Coursework Submission Rules

To ensure consistency in our treatment of all learners, TUS Midlands has a set of rules in relation to assignment submission. If they are not adhered to penalties will apply. Please make yourself aware of these rules.


Assignment/Coursework General Guidelines

  1. Most courses within the Faculty require you to produce coursework that will be assessed and will then count towards your final Award. There are standard procedures for enforcing any word limit set, handing in your work, applying for an extension to the deadline and penalising work handed in late without authorisation. These are contained in the TUS Academic Regulations.
  2. Your lecturer will advise you whether any word limit is a guideline, or whether your ability to write within the word limit is actually part of the assessment of the piece of work If the limit set is a maximum, or a minimum, then a penalty of the mark for that piece of work will be applied to those pieces of work that exceed, or are below, the requirement by 10% or more.
  3. Your lecturer will advise you of the hand-in procedures and the date by which you are to submit your completed You should ensure that you manage your time to meet this deadline. You must normally complete and attach a cover sheet (available from the Department of Lifelong Learning) for each piece of coursework that you hand in.
  4. Should unforeseen circumstances arise, before the due date of the work, then you may apply for an extension to the deadline of normally up to one calendar
  5. You should note that extensions can only be given for genuine “force majeure” and medical reasons, not for bad planning of your Please note that theft, loss, or failure to keep a back-up file are not valid reasons.
  6. You must use the ‘request for extension to coursework deadline form’ available from the Department of Lifelong Learning or Student Advisors. This form must be accompanied by original, supporting, documentary evidence in all cases (photocopies are not acceptable). This evidence may take the form of a mitigating circumstances form, a medical evidence form or some other documentation (e.g. counsellor’s report).
  7. The completed documentation should be handed to your Course Lecturer before the due date of the Your request will be considered and if you are successful you will be given a new date by which you must complete and hand-in your work.
  8. It is not possible to apply for a second
  9. If you submit your work late there are standard penalties for unauthorised late submission. The scale of penalties for all work, both undergraduate and postgraduate, is as follows (Subject to annual change) :
  10. Up to 2 weeks late: original mark minus 10 percent of the student’s original mark per week (or part). The fourteenth day after the deadline counts as the final day for late submission.
  11. Over 2 weeks late: not accepted, treated as “fail” (ie equivalent to “not submitted”).
  12. The penalties for late submission apply equally to coursework missing the normal deadline without an approved extension, and to coursework missing any approved extended
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