Extra-Curricular Timetabling (1112P11)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Education

Passed: 04/02/2014 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • That students at the University of Southampton are primarily here to get a degree.
  • Students may miss lectures/tutorials/labs/seminars due to mitigating circumstances/for valid reason.
  • that SUSU clubs and societies are highly successful and compete frequently
  • that clubs and societies are affiliates of SUSU, not owned by SUSU, and can organise trips and events of their own accord.
  • Students can seek advice from the advice centre where necessary.
  • That students are mature and responsible enough to make fully informed decisions and manage their own timetable.
  • That it boosts the reputation of SUSU and the University to have our clubs and societies competing nationally
  • It is beneficial for students to participate in extracurricular activities as well as perform well in their degree.
  • SUSU has a moral responsibility for not hindering a person’s degree by organising events for students that may mean students miss a substantial amount of time from classes.
  • Students should consult the relevant staff, make sure they are familiar with their programme/course requirements and check University Calendar 2011/12 Section IV : Attendance and Completion of Programme Requirements.
  • SUSU will not dictate whether students should or shouldn’t miss lectures.
  • In the case of an event or trip carrying no significant benefit for the student and severely clashes with lectures, SUSU can advise student groups on how organise such an event, but will not provide significant staff time and resource in organising the event or trip for them
  • Students seeking to organise an event that clashes with lectures and is outside core club and society activity will be advised to speak to the Advice Centre.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy