COURSEWORK SUBMISSION & GRADING CRITERIA
I agree to the rules set for coursework submission and grading criteria, detailed below, and that I will follow all the policies and procedures applied by the TMUC management and shall be held responsible in case of non-compliance.
Learner will adhere to Assignment/ work submission date at all costs. Failure to meet the submission date will result in requiring the student to repeat the Unit again (Retake) in the next semester.
Resubmission is only allowed only if a learner does not achieve the pass criteria on first submission. Resubmission decision is held under the jurisdiction of Assessment Board Meeting that is conducted at the end of each semester. Learners will be notified after decisions made following the Assessment Board Meeting. Resubmission work must be submitted before the deadline specified in the semester planner and Assignment Brief of every Unit.
An assignment is considered as ‘late submission’ if learner fails to submit his/her assignment on final assignment submission date for summative assessment as per the semester planner, which is shared with all the learners at the time of Learner Induction Programme. Late submission will only be accepted if it is before the resubmission date, and the assignment will be grade capped. Late submission is allowed after formal written approval by the assessor, programme leader and the HOI (The Head of the Institute).
In case of mitigating circumstances, such as illness, learner needs to submit a timely formal written or online application form, along with valid reason and evidence to request for an extension in assignment submission date. Each application is assessed by Exceptional/Mitigating Circumstances Board led by Dean, Head of Institute, programme coordinator and manager for the final approval or disapproval. Learner will be notified about the decision via email.
A learner will not be entitled to re-assessment to improve a grade, in any component for which a Pass or higher grade has already been awarded.
Reassessment for numerical based Unit, like Unit 5-Management Accounting, Unit 10-Financial Accounting, shall involve completion of a new test. (Applicable to HN Business Only).
A Learner is required to repeat the Unit if the Assessment Board deems necessary. This means that he/ she will have to Retake the Unit(s), pay the fee again and the grade will be capped at Pass. However, the Learner will not be treated unfairly in terms of deadlines and the assessment provided. The Board’s decision for awarding Retake may based on Learner’s failure to meet minimum expectations which include:
poor academic record
Late or non-submission of work
non-submission of assignment's presentation
failing to present assignment during VIVA/ assignment presentation(s)
high plagiarism report, or academic dishonesty such as collusion, misrepresentation of another's work, etc.
Final grades in a subject/ Unit shall be awarded only after the completion of the assessment process; grading process includes assessor, internal verifier, lead verifier and external verifier assessment.
Learner’s class attendance and VIVA/ assignment presentation attendance shall count towards his/ her final grade. A learner will be penalized and considered responsible in case of uninformed absence, and may lead to grade capping or awarded a Retake of the Unit.
In case of disagreement with the result, learner has the right to appeal formally through written application for review of the result within one week after the result is disclosed.
All Learner submissions to Assessor to be scanned for plagiarism using the anti-plagiarism software, i.e., Turnitin. Assignments with a low similarity index are further examined for their content and relevancy with the learning objective. Similarly, high similarity submissions will be flagged for a review and subsequent re-submission.
If a Learner repeats a Unit and still does not achieve a Pass in either their first submission nor resubmission, he/ she will be required to either complete a different Unit in full, or the Unit will be recorded as compensation on the Learner’s exit award.
REGULATORY – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I understand that TMUC is not responsible for my academic pre-requisite that I may require for HEC and it is my responsibility to complete HEC requirements for any equivalence.
TMUC will not be held responsible if local/ International university does not grant me progression based on my educational qualifications.
I am enrolled in an international programme for which I am solely responsible for gaining any equivalency certificate from HEC if required.
TMUC will not be held responsible if equivalency request is rejected by HEC, which has full discretion in entertaining such requests.
A Learner is liable to pay Pearson Registration Fee for HND Qualification, applicable at the time of admission, within 6 working days, along with a duly filled Pearson registration form. TMUC will not process a Learner’s Pearson registration application if he/ she fails to submit Pearson registration fee and duly completed form.
It is the Learner's responsibility to ensure that all details entered in this form/ and registration form are ‘true and fair’ and he/ she takes responsibility for any mistake/ error that may arise in Exit Award, as a result of an incorrect entry.
In case of wrong name spellings and date of birth, Learner shall be held responsible for this mistake. As a result, the Learner will have to bear any additional cost incurred at the time of Diploma/ Degree claim.
TMUC reserves the right to drop a Learner’s course and award an F (unclassified) and impose a fine on him/ her failing to meet timelines for Edexcel registration, assignments submission and meeting all other academic requirements.
A Learner’s registration and academic assessment will start from the date he/ she pays the fees due for Edexcel registration. A claim for Higher Nationals Diploma Exit Award can only be made after period of two years of first registration with BTEC Pearson UK, not the period of two years of admission with TMUC.
Throughout the period of study with the TMUC, Learners are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct, which is based upon respect for individuals, teachers, management, race, culture, religion, background, property and the environment.
The following actions, whether occurring on TMUC premises or elsewhere, are examples of conduct which are not acceptable to the TMUC and may lead to instigation of formal student disciplinary procedures:
conduct which constitutes a criminal oﬀence e.g. assault, theft, fraud, deceit, deception or dishonesty
plagiarism, violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, abusing, intimidating or oﬀensive behaviour or language towards any student, teacher or member of administration and management
social, racial or any other form of harassment; these will be dealt with strictly
misuse, misappropriation, theft, or damage of TMUC property will result in expulsion from the University
action, which likely to cause injury or to impair Health and safety procedures; and will be dealt with strictly as per TMUC policy
failure to abide by the state law with respect to the rights of others to freedom of belief and freedom of speech on campus
behaviour which brings the institution into disrepute, e.g. such conduct as abusive, anti-social or discourteous behaviour, political activism on TMUC premises or outside, inconsiderate noise or parking, disregard of the TMUC parking code, causing litter and especially criminal damage to private property, TMUC signs or vehicles, may result In serious disciplinary action against according to TMUC policy
involvement in any disruptive activities like improper interference with the academic, administrative, sporting, social, or other activities at TMUC
failure to disclose personal details to a member of staﬀ of TMUC in circumstances in which it is reasonable to require that such information be given
failure to show respect to the teachers, faculty members, members of TMUC administration and management
if a Learner is found involved in cheating during the examinations, using assignments or any other course related work; this may result in cancellation of the admission
use or possession of any illegal substances onto TMUC premises including drugs or alcohol
non-compliance to rule about smoking within TMUC buildings, premises and parking areas. Non-compliance may lead to withdrawal from the admissions register without further notice
failure to observe parking and speed restrictions by individuals bringing vehicles, cars, motorcycles onto TMUC premises; all are required to drive with care and consideration for others
failure to take responsibility of their own belongings; TMUC management will not be responsible for any loss of personal belongings.
TEACHING & LEARNING
In relation to the core activity of teaching and learning, Learners are expected to:
maintain minimum 75% attendance in all the classes in order to clear the Units. If the attendance is below 75% (or the minimum required number of years) then the management has the right to drop a Learner’s course and award an F (unclassified). This means that the duration of the Learner’s diploma / degree will increase.
maintain identity as a student of TMUC by following University Dress Code and wearing Student Card at all times while on Campus premises
declare at the time of admission that the learner is not suﬀering from any serious / contagious disease / ailment or any psychiatric or psychological disorder which could be barrier for his/ her learning as a student at TMUC
not indulge in politics for any Political Party / Union / Organization / Student Federations and holding a gathering, meeting or taking out procession in any part of the University. Failure to observe this clause of undertaking shall result in cancellation of Leaner’s admission/ expulsion from TMUC, and the decision of the Administrator / Dean of Academics / Head of International Progammes in this regard will not be challenged in any Court of Law.
accept that in case of withdrawal of a qualification from the awarding body TMUC is not liable to refund a Learner’s admission, tuition, and annual fees.
adopt a diligent and co-operative approach to all aspects of student life and accept responsibility in creating a supportive TMUC educational community.
EXIT AWARD DELAYS:
Delays in registration with BTEC Pearson UK will result in deferred Exit Award.
Pearson Registration Fee is valid for two years. If the Diploma is extended due to any reason (extenuating or re-submissions/re-takes) additional continuation fees have to be paid. Fees Department will assist Learners with current and accurate fees, as per the timelines.
A Learner is not entitled to request the university to release his/ her Diploma/Degree until he / she has obtained both academic and financial clearance from the concerned departments.
A Learner may only request for his/ her internal or external transcript at the end of each semester, (6 months) subject to appearance at the Final VIVA session/ Presentation or any other requirement by the faculty/ management.
A Learner is only eligible to make a request for Diploma Claim subject to the fulfilment of criteria, i.e. submission of all15 assignments through MICROSOFT TEAMS/ VLE, and complete payment against the time-period of his/ her course, (minimum of 24 months or in case of extension, the revised Course time-period). Additionally, a Learner should have met all academic requirements, and demonstrated compliance to all set rules and regulations by both TMUC and Pearson.
For further queries or question please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire from your programme nominee
Daily Health Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing ProtocolsI will monitor my temperature and participate in the College's daily health screening measures. If I have a change in my health status, I will follow the reporting protocol requirements and provide accurate and complete information with the Department Head and the designated Senior Official for Safety Protocols at my Campus
Stay homeI will stay home if I am sick with COVID-19 symptoms or know that I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I understand that I will only be allowed back to attend college if I have a medical report as evidence for COVID-19 negative test
Face coveringI will adhere to the guidelines for wearing a protective mask at all times, while on College premises. I understand that I will not be allowed entry to College premises without a face mask.
Practising Daily Self-CareTo the best of my ability, I will support my overall wellness. I will practice proper hand washing and respiratory etiquette (e.g. cover my cough). I will wash my hands thoroughly with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
Physical distancingI will adhere to college SOPs and will not try to access barred communal areas. I will practice physical distancing when meeting in smaller groups. I will take daily precautions to keep space between myself and others (6 feet of physical distancing, which is about two arm lengths).
Entrance and exitsI will use only the designated entrances and exits. Additionally, I will limit my movement around the Campus and stick to my own space as much as possible.
Daily Contacts DiaryI understand that I am required to maintain a Daily Contacts Diary to record where I go, when and who do I see while on Campus
OrientationI undertake to dutifully and diligently attending the orientation session(s) the college organises for me. Moreover, I will keep myself up-to-date with the guidelines and notications updated on my college website.
Priority considerationsI understand that the college has made necessary learning arrangements, as per the priority protocols advised by HEC and NSC, which may include face-to-face on campus teaching, blended learning or online distance learning without a compromise in learning.