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Academic Policies and Procedures

The BISC follows the concise and transparent academic policies of Queen’s University so that students and faculty are clear on the institutional expectations for academic activities and that all students are treated fairly and equitably.

Academic Calendar

It is the responsibility of every BISC student to be familiar with the rules and regulations of their faculty. Students can find the Academic Regulations and other important faculty-specific information here:

Faculty of Arts and Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/academic-calendar. Appropriate adjustments of the regulations for UK law and local conditions at the Bader International Study Centre are detailed in Section 18.4 of the FAS Academic Regulations.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (relevant to the core Health Sciences courses only): https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/academic-regulations-and-university-policies.

Academic Consideration for Students in Extenuating Circumstances

Academic Consideration is meant to help students manage a short-term extenuating circumstance that is beyond their control and could affect their academics. This might be a sudden physical or mental illness, a serious injury or required treatment for yourself or a significant other, bereavement (e.g., death of a family member or close friend), or a traumatic event (e.g., sexual assault, divorce). Students can find faculty-specific policies and online request portals here:

Faculty of Arts & Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/academic-consideration-for-students.

Bachelor of Health Sciences students (for all courses in which they are enrolled): https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/academic-consideration.

Course or Grade Appeals

The BISC’s institutional frameworks are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. The BISC does, however, recognise that there are occasions in which extenuating circumstances, that is circumstances beyond a student's control, adversely affect a student's performance at Queen's University. Students can find the information on how to submit an appeal here:

Faculty of Arts and Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/students-at-queens/academic-appeals

Bachelor of Health Sciences: https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/appeal-academic-decisions

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
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