International Pathways

CEWL & Kent International Pathways Personal Academic Support System

Welcome to the Student Support pages for the Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) and Kent International Pathways at the University of Kent.

 

CEWL & Kent International Pathways - Our Student Support Team

Our Student Support and Experience Officer Amy Moses and Senior Tutor Chloe Courtenay work together to ensure all students registered on CEWL and Kent International Pathways' programmes are offered the best possible pastoral support, to enable them to make the most of their experience at Kent.

Please contact our Student Support and Experience Officer in the first instance for confidential pastoral support queries including:

  • Extensions
  • Concessions (when something goes wrong which affects your work)
  • Disability issues
  • General welfare issues
  • Personal problems
  • Attendance problems
  • Intermission (taking a break from study) or withdrawal

To contact Amy please email cewlsupport@kent.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1227 824818.

To contact our Senior Tutor Chloe, please email c.y.courtenay@kent.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1227 823069.

Amy Moses

Chloe Courtenay

Academic Support

When you join the IFP, you will be assigned an Academic Adviser for the duration of the programme. The purpose of the Academic Adviser is to provide you with independent, general advice on all aspects of your academic development, including:   

  • Results, progression
  • Academic progress
  • Changing a module, course (or even University)
  • Academic appeals
  • Plagiarism or other issues of academic discipline

Your Academic Adviser will be able to refer you to other academic support services across the University, including:

  • Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS)
  • Careers and Employability Service (CES)

You will be expected to meet with your Academic Adviser three times during the foundation year, as follows:

Sept IFP

Feb IFP

GDip

Meeting 1: Week 3-4 Meeting 1: Week 19 Meeting 1: Week 14-15
Meeting 2: Week 14-15 Meeting 2: Week 25-26 Meeting 2: Week E2-25
Meeting 3: Week 25-26 Meeting 3: Week S2 Meeting 3: Week S2-S3

In addition to the above, students who are under 18 on entry to the IFP will be invited to meet with their Academic Adviser on a monthly basis until they turn 18.

If you think that you have an academic problem, the first person you should contact is your module teacher, who may refer you to your Academic Adviser. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, the next step is to speak to the International Pathways Manager, then the Director of CEWL.

For more information please download our 2018-19 Pathways Academic Adviser Handbook (PDF).

Further guidance and information can also be found on the SLAS website.

The Academic Advisers are:

Name Office Email Phone
Sebastien Cadinot G05, Chipperfield S.Cadinot@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 4302
Caroline Challans G05, Chipperfield C.J.Challans@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 7973
Chloe Courtenay  LG07, Chipperfield C.Y.Courtenay@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 3069
Rebecca Coleman LG05, Chipperfield R.C.Coleman@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 3020
Charlene Dobson LG07, Chipperfield C.M.Dobson@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 3589
Charlene Earl LG06, Chipperfield C.M.Earl@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 3640
Carla Morris LG06, Chipperfield C.Morris-431@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 7403
Dr Jon Mills LG07, Chipperfield J.Mills-349@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 4930
Manal Siddiqui LG05, Chipperfield M.N.Siddiqui@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 4020
Trisha Spencer LG05, Chipperfield T.Spencer@kent.ac.uk 01227 (82) 4070
Sophia Vanttinen-Newton LG06, Chipperfield S.E.A.Vanttinen-Newton@kent.ac.uk 01227 (8) 16457

Attendance & Academic Diligence

Attendance at all classes (lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, etc) is compulsory.  Attendance and the submissions of coursework is carefully monitored and is taken seriously. 

We are required to keep detailed and accurate attendance records for all our students, including those on a Tier 4 visa, whom we must be able to demonstrate are fully engaged in full-time study, in order to comply with UKVI regulations.  
If you experience genuine problems which impact on your attendance, you should contact the Senior Tutor and discuss further support and/or concessions. If your attendance is unsatisfactory without good reason, we may have to take disciplinary action.
The procedure for taking disciplinary action against students who consistently miss classes is outlined in our Kent International Pathways Academic Diligence Policy.

For further information regarding Academic Diligence please see https://www.kent.ac.uk/fso/procedures/academic-diligence.html.

Coursework Deadlines

Teaching staff are not permitted to accept or mark coursework submitted after the applicable deadline, and any coursework received after a deadline will be awarded a mark of ‘zero’, if an extension has not been applied for, and there is no concessionary reason for the work being submitted late.  If a piece of coursework is submitted after a deadline, the teacher responsible for marking it should contact the Student Support Officer to find out whether a concession application has been received.

For information about extensions and concessions in CEWL & Kent International Pathways please see below.

Extensions to Coursework Deadlines

In exceptional circumstances and at our discretion, we can grant students up to 3 extra week days after the original coursework deadline to submit their work. This is called an 'extension'. In order to get an extension, students must submit an 'extension form' to us for consideration with supporting evidence before the original deadline.

For more information about applying for a coursework extension please see our CEWL Student Support page on Moodle.

The following reasons are not considered valid for coursework extensions (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • computer failure (including losing work not backed up; internet connection or printing problems, including those related to lack of printer credits)
  • transport delays and difficulties;
  • failure to read submission guidelines and assignment criteria correctly.
  • employment commitments
  • existing medical condition which is being treated
  • existing disability for which an ILP is in place

 

Coursework Concessions

If a student does not apply for an extension, but fails to submit one or more pieces of coursework before a deadline, they will be awarded a ‘zero’ for that assignment.   However, if they have a genuine medical or significant personal reason for either being unable to submit a piece of coursework at all, or for submitting coursework after a deadline without an extension, they should apply for a ‘concession’.   

Concessions procedures and forms can be found on our Student Support page on Moodle, or are available by email from the Student Support and Experience Officer, who handles all concessions cases.  As with extensions to coursework deadlines, if a student needs to submit a concession, they must provide supporting evidence, such as a letter from their doctor, or hospital, or in the case of a family bereavement, a copy of any formal documentation. A concessions application can only be considered by the CEWL Concessions Committee if it is accompanied by supporting evidence.  

Once a concession has been submitted a CEWL Concessions Panel will convene at the end of the year to decide whether to support each concessions application. If approved the concession will be graded and carried forward as a recomendation to the Board of Examiners at the end of June. Therefore the outcome of a concession will not be confirmed until after the Board of Examiners has convened.

 

Additional Support

The Centre for English and World Languages is committed in its support of all students, including those with a disability.  We provide prospective and current students registered with a disability with clear and comprehensive information that sets out the support that is available to them. 

We expect students to familiarise themselves with this information and take up all the support opportunities on offer, where applicable, so as to enable them to make the most of their time at University and achieve to their full potential.  We also encourage students to actively seek out the answers to any questions they may have about the support we provide, and be partners with us in this enterprise.

The support the University provides follows the ‘student journey’, from enquiry and application through to enrolment, on-programme support (reasonable adjustments in respect of learning and teaching and assessment), through to completion of studies and graduation.  The Centre for English and World Languages is central to the provision of this support, and we will work together with students, and central support services, to seek to ensure that they are supported appropriately throughout their time at University.

If you are not already registered with the Student Support and Well Being service and feel you would benefit from their support you can do this directly by registering with them via http://www.kent.ac.uk/studentsupport/register/register.html or contact your Student Support Officer at cewlsupport@kent.ac.uk who can help you through this process.

For more information please see the University of Kent Policy Statement and Procedural Guidelines for Inclusive Learning Plans (ILPs).

Useful Links

 

Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 16/10/2018