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Vice-Chancellor's Special Powers


1.   The Vice-Chancellor may give such direction, or make such provision as he or she thinks fit for the relief of undue hardship where it is shown to his or her satisfaction
  (a)   that an alteration or amendment to statutes or regulations involving a change in a course of study or in examination requirements has caused a candidate hardship, or
  (b)   that official advice has been given and acted upon, and it is later found that a candidate’s course is not in accordance with the governing regulations and hardship would be caused if the candidate were to be compelled to comply with the full requirements of the regulations.
2.   The Vice-Chancellor may, in consultation with the relevant Dean or Head, give such direction or make such provision as he or she thinks fit where it is shown to his or her satisfaction that an unusual and particular case has arisen concerning a student’s enrolment, in consideration of which no relevant provisions or regulations currently apply. The Vice-Chancellor will report to the Academic Board any decisions made under the provisions of this section.
3.   The candidate may appeal against the decision of the Vice-Chancellor to the Council, which may make such provision as it thinks fit.