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Failed exam

academicIf your Issue is:
I failed my exam. Am I off the course?

Answer:

Not if it was the first time you sat the exam! As with failed coursework, exams also have a resit opportunity, normally in the first week of September. You will need your aggregate score for that module to be 40% or more and the penalty for not passing first time is that your module mark will be capped at 40%. For full details see section 2 of the RAU Academic Regulations available on the RAU website.

RAU Academic Regulations are available from the RAU website:
https://www.rau.ac.uk/about/organisation/public-information/academic-information/academic-policies-and-procedures




Failed module

academicIf your Issue is:
I failed my module. Can I resit?

Answer:
Yes you can. However, in order to pass a resit, you will need your aggregate score for that module to be 40% or more and the penalty for not passing first time is that your resit module mark is capped at 40%. For full details see section 2 of the RAU Academic Regulations available on the RAU website.


RAU Academic Regulations are available from the RAU website:
https://www.rau.ac.uk/about/organisation/public-information/academic-information/academic-policies-and-procedures


Feedback about the University

infoIf your Issue is:
I want give my feedback to the University about the Big Yellow Button, another service or experience. How do I do this?

Answer:
RAU always appreciates your feedback, if we don't know what is going wrong (or right) we can't fix it (or make it even better). There are many ways you can get involved in giving feedback to RAU. If your issue is a general complaint relating to the University, please email student. complaints@rau.ac.uk. If it's programme related start with your Programme Representative, your Personal Tutor or Programme Manager. Keep in mind your message will be stronger if you have already spoken to your colleagues and can present a unified message.  

You can also use tellus@rau.ac.uk

If it's about University policy or structures speak to your SU. They have been elected to represent your voice to the RAU management team. They will also run fortnightly Student Voice meetings where all students are encouraged to attend and input into what happens at RAU. There are also plenty of University committees and groups that would appreciate having a student member, let your SU know if you are interested in this as they will be invited to most of them. 

For anything else you can contact the Student Support Hub and they can help you get your feedback to the right place. The sooner you raise an issue, the more likely it will be resolved in a way that means you get to benefit, not just next years intake.

Other information is available from the One Stop Shop on Gateway

The RAU Academic Regulations are available from the RAU website:
https://www.rau.ac.uk/about/organisation/public-information/academic-information/academic-policies-and-procedures

You can also see: 

The Student Complaint Procedure here:  https://www.rau.ac.uk/sites/files/rau/policies/StudentComplaintsProcedure2017.pdf  




Finances

informationIf your Issue is:
Help! I have run out of money! 

Answer:
For some students, attending University may be the first time that you have managed your own money. Should you find yourself in need of support or advice, please contact 

You can also see:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-guide



Fitness

infoIf your Issue is:
How can I get in shape?

Answer:

There is a gym and fitness centre on site. Opening hours and available activities are currently not available.

Contact details: Gym@rau.ac.uk

NOTE: The Gym is currently closed. 

The Student Union runs various sports clubs . The SU is situated in the Log Cabin by Cedar Lodge.

Contact details: lewis.bebb@rau.ac.uk 


Fitting in

ProblemIf your Issue is:
I just don't feel I belong

Answer:
Visit Student Support Services Hub where you will be able to talk to someone. You could also talk to your Personal Tutor. They will also be able to put you in touch with the STARs who run events and provide advice for student life.


Flu

healthIf your Issue is:
I can't shake this virus!

Answer:
See the RAU nurse in the Health / Medical Centre just to the right of the clock tower off the Main Quad. You can also get advice from the Student Support Services Hub or contact Phoenix GP Surgery on 01285 652056 to make an appointment.

You can also visit this NHS page:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/