Progression to the next stage of your degree programme is not automatic. It is determined by the amount of module credit you have achieved in each academic year.
A Programme Progression Board (PPB) will meet at least twice each academic year (some professional programmes will have additional Programme Progression Board meetings throughout the year), to decide whether you have passed sufficient module credits to progress to the next stage on your chosen programme of study - the decision of your programme progression board is your academic standing.
Each programme will have its own progression regulations based on academic requirements or stipulated by professional or accrediting bodies.
Make sure you read the programme specification within your programme handbook to understand the progression regulations for your particular programme.
Below you will find a document providing an explanation of all academic standing decisions that could be given to you by a programme progression board. Please see the document below. The Progression & Support team can help you to understand the progression rules for your programme and explain the decision given to you by the Programme Progression Board. There might be important next steps that you need to take and therefore if you are not sure what is required from you please submit a request for progression advice using the Progression Enquiry Form (Please open this in incognito mode/private browser)
Please see the Academic Standing (Progression decision document).
If you fail one or more of your modules you may not achieve the required number of module credits in order to progress on to the next year or stage of your programme. If this happens then you may be given one of the following decisions by the Programme Progression Board:
You may have acquired enough credits to entitle you to an interim qualification. Please consult the current University Regulations and if you think you are eligible please discuss this either in person at the UniHelp Desk or contact UniHelp.
If you have recently had your academic standing (progression decision) published to you, and if you wish to you speak to a member of the progression and support team for information and advice, please submit a Progression Enquiry Form.