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Rules for the Award of Faculty Medals

1. Award in recognition of academic excellence

Each Faculty may each year award Faculty Medals, in recognition of the achievement of academic excellence, as follows:

Faculty

Medal Level

Arts and Sciences

 

One Pass Medal, for achievement at the undergraduate degree level

One Honours Medal, for achievement at the Honours degree level

Business

 

One Pass Medal, for achievement at the undergraduate degree level
One Honours Medal, for achievement at the Honours degree level

Education

One Pass Medal, for achievement at the undergraduate degree level

Health Sciences

 

One Pass Medal, for achievement at the undergraduate degree level

One Honours Medal, for achievement at the Honours degree level

Theology and Philosophy

 

One Pass Medal, for achievement at the undergraduate degree level

One Honours Medal, for achievement at the Honours degree level


2. Eligibility for award of Faculty Medal

2.1 Faculty Pass Medal

To be eligible for the award of a Faculty Pass Medal, a student must have qualified for a Bachelor’s degree and have achieved a Medals Score of at least 6.00 across the undergraduate degree, with a normal equivalent full-time duration as follows:

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Two years (Bachelor of Social Work); three years, all other courses

Faculty of Business Three years

Faculty of Education

Four years

Faculty of Health Sciences

Four years (Bachelor of Physiotherapy); three years, all other courses

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Three years


2.2 Faculty Honours Medal

To be eligible for the award of a Faculty Honours Medal, a student must have qualified for the Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours and have achieved a Medals Score of at least 6.00 calculated in accordance with the Guidelines for the Award of University Medals.

2.3 General eligibility criteria

2.3.1 A student is rendered ineligible for the award of a Faculty Medal if the student has been guilty of a breach of Statute 10 Student Conduct and Discipline or of the Academic Honesty Policy.

2.3.2 Where two eligible students for a Faculty Honours Medal cannot be separated on the basis of the Medals Score alone, the Examiners’ Reports and a report from the Head of School, prepared with advice from the principal supervisor, as appropriate, will be used to determine the recipient.

2.3.3 Where two eligible students for a Faculty Pass Medal cannot be separated on the basis of the Medals Score alone, and the course includes professional experience, clinical placement, field experience or related units, reports from placement supervisors will be considered in determining the recipient.

2.3.4 In exceptional circumstances, where two eligible students with the same Medals Score cannot be meaningfully separated in accordance with Rule 2.3.2 or 2.3.3 respectively, a second Faculty Medal at the relevant level (Honours or Pass) may be awarded.

3. Procedures

The records of eligible students will be reviewed by the relevant Faculty Medals Committee which will make a recommendation to the Faculty Board no later than its January meeting each year.
In the event that the Faculty Board determines that there is no eligible candidate for any award, no award will be made in that year.

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