Professor Marion Gibson

The College of Humanities Taught Student Handbook 2017-18

This online student handbook outlines the procedures and support that all students studying a taught programme within the College of Humanities can expect to encounter. Students studying at both our campuses are supported by the same standards and policies. Please note, also, that departments may issue handbooks containing supplementary information specific to their students, on matters such as referencing and forms of assessment.

The College of Humanities expects all staff and students to follow the principles and expectations which support the academic community within the College; these are set out in the Exeter Ethos . In Humanities, we always aim to involve our students in the review and development of both individual programmes and policies. This means that we look very closely at results from the National Student Survey and module (MACE) questionnaires, that we seek to engage with students through Student Staff Liaison Committees and also that we welcome all comments from our students. Please feel free to raise any comments or concerns about your programme with your personal tutor, your programme director or your subject Director of Education. 

The core areas that this student handbook covers are listed in the column on the left-hand side. Further face-to-face advice can be found:

On Streatham campus

Staff in the Humanities Education team are available to advise students from 09.00-17.00, Mon-Fri. You can contact the team by logging in to SID online here and choosing College of Humanities from the options, then choose the option that best applies to your enquiry.  Alternatively please call on one of the following numbers:

  • (01392) 725310-725312-725242-724306

In addition the University provides a central Student Services Centre in the Forum, open 08.00-20.00, Mon-Fri, and 10.00-15.00, Saturdays and public holidays.

On Cornwall campus

Staff in Education Support Services at the Student Information Desk (Ground Floor, Peter Lanyon Building ) are available to advise 9.00 - 17.00, Mon-Fri. You can contact or on 01326 371800.


Professor Marion Gibson
Associate Dean of Education
College of Humanities


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Subject Handbooks

Please refer to the subject handbooks for subject information such as referencing guides, and guidelines for subject specific assessments.

Assessment Procedures

For the assessment procedures for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students see the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes.   

Details on Study Abroad mark conversions can be found in Conversion of Study Abroad Marks‌.


For more information about plagiarism and study skills please see the Undergraduate Skills page in ELE.