3.1 Each year the Academic Board may award University Honours Medals and University Medals in recognition of the achievement of outstanding academic merit in the previous academic year.
3.2 Each year the Academic Board will determine the minimum Medals Score for the following year, based on the recommendation of the University Medals Committee.
3.3 Each Faculty Board will nominate suitably qualified candidates for consideration by the University Medal Committee.
3.4 Normally, the Academic Board will award one University Honours Medal and one University Medal per Faculty each year.
3.5 The University Medals Committee may recommend to the Academic Board that, in exceptional circumstances where two eligible students from the same Faculty, with the same Medals Score, cannot be meaningfully separated, a second University Honours Medal, or University Medal, be awarded.
3.6 The University Medals Committee may recommend to Academic Board that no award will be made in a particular year if no suitably qualified candidates have been nominated by the Faculties and endorsed by the University Medals Committee.
4.1 A student who has failed any unit will not be eligible for the award of any University Medal1.
4.2 A student will be ineligible for the award of a university medal if they have been found guilty of a breach of the Student Conduct and Discipline Policy, or of the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy.
4.3 To be eligible for the award of a University Honours Medal a student must have qualified for a Bachelor degree with first class honours and have met the minimum Medals Score calculated in accordance with the Awarding of Medals for Academic Achievement Procedures.
4.4 A student qualified for an end-on Bachelor Honours degree, or a Bachelor degree with embedded honours will be eligible for the University Honours Medal, subject to sections 4.1 to 4.3.
4.5 To be eligible for the award of a University Medal a student must have qualified for a Bachelor degree and have met the minimum Medals Score calculated in accordance with the Awarding of Medals for Academic Achievement Procedures.
4.6 Where two or more students are eligible under section 4.3 or section 4.5, the University Medals Committee will use the Medals Score and the following factors to determine the recommended recipient.
the standard of the honours thesis (if applicable);
the distribution of results achieved;
the consistency of performance or continuous improvement throughout the course;
the length of time taken to complete the course, with due regard to mitigating circumstances; and
other factors deemed relevant by the Faculty Board.
4.7 An award may be made to a candidate on qualifying for a subsequent Bachelor or a Bachelor Honours degree.