Repeat Year - Part I (On the same degree programme) AND Restart Year - Part I (On an alternative degree programme)

 

SAME PROGRAMME (Repeat year) -

Exceptionally, an examination board may offer a student the opportunity to repeat the year on the same programme of study without having to take the associated resits. Students retain the right to undertake the resits should they so wish. The department must work closely with the student to advise them on their available options. Normally students should only be offered the opportunity to repeat the year without taking resits where they have failed the vast majority of the year.

After re-sits, students who have not passed all subjects, and whose failures have not been condoned, will be offered, immediately following the examination board at which the student was considered, the choice of:

(a) one (and only one) further resit opportunity as an external candidate;

(b) or a repeat year.

Students opting for a repeat year will:

(a) have full-time student status;

(b) lose all credit, marks and grades gained in the original Part I year;

(c) undergo an assessment of support needs (both academic and general wellbeing) at the start of the repeat year;

(d) be placed on academic probation, with especially close monitoring of academic progress by the major department;

(e) otherwise be treated the same as any other Part I student;

(f) have one resit opportunity if necessary; MARP 2018-19 Undergraduate Assessment Regulations 6

(g) not be allowed any further resit opportunity as an external candidate or another repeat year, except under exceptional circumstances where approved by the Part I Resit Board.

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMME (Restart Year) -

Students who initially fail one or more subjects at Part I will be offered an opportunity to resit the subjects failed. Students who wish to change their programme of study following initial failure may opt out of this resit opportunity and apply directly for a restart year on an alternative programme for which the eligibility criteria have been met. Students retain the right to undertake the resits should they so wish. All other students who choose not to participate in this resit opportunity will be deemed to have withdrawn from the University.

If you think that you will pass the year, you may want to complete re-sits in order to obtain 120 CATS points an an official transcript for your current year of study before you restart the year on an alternative degree programme. If you wish to restart on an alternative degree programme, please complete the Repeat year form with your departments.

If you are a student on a tier 4 visa, you must obtain advice from the Visa and Immigration Team to see if changing course and repeating the year is possible as there are conditions linked to your visa enforced by the UKVI. Their email address is: visa-advice@lancaster.ac.uk.

Students opting for a repeat year will:

(a) have full-time student status;

(b) lose all credit, marks and grades gained in the original Part I year;

(c) undergo an assessment of support needs (both academic and general wellbeing) at the start of the repeat year;

(d) be placed on academic probation, with especially close monitoring of academic progress by the major department;

(e) otherwise be treated the same as any other Part I student;

(f) have one resit opportunity if necessary; MARP 2018-19 Undergraduate Assessment Regulations 6

(g) not be allowed any further resit opportunity as an external candidate or another repeat year, except under exceptional circumstances where approved by the Part I Resit Board.