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The following appointment has been made for the period stated.

Language Centre


KATIA MALAUSSENA (L. ÈS L., M. ÈS L., DEA, DOCT. 3ÈME CYCLE Paris/Quebec). In French Language. From 1 October 2002 to 31 July 2004.

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Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages and associated Joint Schools

For examination in 2003: extracts for commentary in German Paper III will be taken from the following texts: Die Poggenpuhls by Fontane, and Liebelei by Schnitzler.

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With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 13 November.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

Honour School of Human Sciences

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 225, l. 6, delete `Examiners' and substitute `the Human Sciences Teaching Committee'.

2 Ibid., l. 10, after `a letter of approval from his tutor' insert `and the name(s) of the advisor(s) who will supervise the dissertation'.

3 Ibid., ll. 28--9, delete `, the limit to include all notes and appendices' and after `any excess' on l. 30 insert `Candidates may include appendices which will not count towards the word limit. However the examiners are not bound to read the appendices and they shall not be taken into consideration when marking the dissertation.'

4 Ibid., delete from l. 44 on p. 225 to l. 10 on p. 227.

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2 Social Sciences Board

Research degrees in Politics and International Relations

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 846, l. 7, delete `POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 18--19, delete `(except for the department of Politics and International Relations, for which see the additional regulations below)'.

3 Ibid., delete from p. 847, l. 5 to p. 848, l. 52.

4 Ibid., p. 854, after l. 15 insert the following, renumbering the subsequent section accordingly:


Probationer Research Students, unless or until they have entered upon another course, or have been otherwise dispensed from some or all of the following requirements by the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, are required to undertake the work set out below during the first year.

I. A first-year student shall:

(i) attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor and/or the relevant Graduate Studies Committee shall determine;

(ii) attend and satisfactorily complete such courses from the Department's Programme as directed by their Graduate Studies Committee 2. Applications for transfer from PRS status to D.Phil. or M.Litt. status must be delivered to the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square. Applicants in their sixth and final term of Probationer Status must submit their completed application not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of fifth week of that term. In addition to satisfying the above requirements (i) and (ii), the transfer of status application must include:

(i) an outline of the proposed research topic as specified in the relevant Notes of Guidance for Graduate Students; and

(ii) a piece of typed or printed written work relevant to the thesis (e.g. a draft chapter) of between 5,000 and 7,000 words.

The relevant Graduate Studies Committee will appoint two assessors, one of whom will normally be a member of the committee, except in cases where neither of the two most appropriate assessors are members of the committee, who will read the work, examine the candidate orally, and submit a written report to the committee.

The committee will then decide whether transfer to the status applied for will be approved. In the case of applications to transfer to D.Phil. status where the committee is not satisfied that the candidate should be allowed to make the transfer, it may approve an extension of time in order to allow the candidate to resubmit at a later date (but before the end of the sixth term after admission to Probationer Research status), or it may approve a transfer to M.Litt. status.

3. Candidates whose applications for transfer of status are not successful may, with the approval of the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, submit revised proposals within their first six terms of Probationer status.

4. Though not in itself sufficient qualification for students wishing to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status, the successful completion of the M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research may serve in place of I. (i) and (ii) above, and material submitted as part of the requirements for the M.Sc. may also be used in the transfer application. Probationer Students registered for the M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research should normally apply for transfer of status by the end of the Trinity Full Term of their first year of study.'

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