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rules and regulations

rules and regulations


General provisions

1. The permanence of students at the University is limited to a period comprising two more academic years than those established in the corresponding curricula. 

2. However, once this period has expired, it may be extended by one or two more academic years for those students who have obtained the majority of the credits of Degree, and who can justify not having been able to devote sufficient time to their studies for sufficiently justified and worthy of consideration reasons.

3. The extension must be requested, within the last year of the stay, by means of written request addressed to Office of the Executive Council of the University, which will decide after report of the management committee of the Centre.

enrollment annual minimum

4. As a general rule, all students must enrol annually for the minimum number of credits established for each Degree, so that the pace of their studies is distributed in an orderly fashion according to the number of years of the Study program. Students must first enrol in those compulsory subjects they have pending from previous years and fill in the rest of the credits with other subjects, up to a minimum of 40 ECTS credit or a maximum of 78. Within these limits, specific maximums and minimums may be established for each Degree.

Students part-time

5. Those students who are unable to dedicate full-time time to their studies may apply for their status as students part-time by means of a written request addressed to Office of the Executive Council of the University, which will decide after report of the management committee of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. They may enrol for a minimum of 3 ECTS credit and a maximum of 39 ECTS credit. Within these limits, specific maximums and minimums may be set for each degree programme.

First course of Degree

6. First-year students who have not obtained a minimum of 18 ECTS credit for compulsory or basic subjects in all of the calls in an academic year will not be able to continue their studies in the Degree for which they have enrolled. 

7. Exceptionally, these students may be admitted, just once, to begin another Degree at the University of Navarra, other than the one they have previously studied and in which there are vacancies. If they do not pass the number of ECTS credit indicated in the previous paragraph, they will not be able to continue their studies at the University.

Examination dates for compulsory subjects

8. Students have the right to four exam sittings in each subject, except as indicated in n. 5 for first-year students. 

9. Those who do not manage to approve a subject after the third sitting may apply for the extension of the four sittings to two more, except as indicated in n. 6 for first-year students. The request must be formalised within the month following the publication of the grades of the third sitting, by means of a reasoned letter addressed to Dean or Director of the Centre; if the opinion of management committee and Dean is against granting the fifth and sixth sittings, the latter must inform Office of the Executive Council , which will resolve the request. 

10. Students may not waive exam sittings at their own discretion, but they may be excused from those which they are unable to attend for duly justified reasons, which must be presented in writing to Dean or Director of the Centre thirty days before the end of the class period, or before the exam if the reason for non-attendance occurs at that time. The dispensation of the summons has no economic effects. 

11. Except in the cases of dispensation mentioned in the previous number, all the sittings in which the student was enrolled will be counted, including those taken in other Universities and those in which the student does not sit the exam, except those of subjects that are incompatible with others pending approval. 

12. The examinations corresponding to the sixth sitting, when granted, are held before a board constituted for this purpose, which, in addition to assessing the results of the test , will take into account the academic record and other academic circumstances of the candidate student.

Examination call for optional subjects

13. Subjects that are optional for a student will only appear on their academic transcript when they have obtained the corresponding credits. Therefore, students may leave one subject elective subject without approve and enrol in another of the same subject as many times as they wish, within the general limitation of the number of years they have been at the Centre.

Access to the second half of the Degree

14. Curricula may lay down certain conditions for access to a course or to the second half of Degree.

Special exams

15. Students who are a maximum of 30 ECTS credit short of completing Degree, even if they have not enrolled in previous years, may take the special exams, provided that they have completed their studies within the period of schooling stipulated in the provisions in force.

Final provisions

16. When there are sufficient reasons and experience so advises, the Centres may propose their own specifications to these standards to Office of the Executive Council . 

17. Students with special educational needs or who are studying at part-time, who cannot comply with these provisions, should consider their situation each year before formalising the enrollment, in order to adapt it to their possibilities of dedication to their studies. 

18. Students enrolled in curricula that have not been adapted to the European Higher Education Area shall be subject to the requirements for continued study applicable to these studies.

It is a matter of intellectual honesty - as well as common practice -to cite sources used in research.

Citing consists of making explicit references to the origin of the information or data used by an author in the preparation of his or her text.

The citation also provides the interested reader with access to other sources of knowledge, in a network that is typical of university work, which must tend to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge.

On the other hand, to go to sources and omit them implies insincerity, intellectual imposture and, at final, plagiarism, a behaviour that is often punishable by Fail.

When writing an academic paper, it is therefore essential to clearly indicate the readings or other sources used, and only those. For this purpose, there are various citation procedures and conventions, with which student should be familiar. In each case, it is advisable for the writer to consult report about the styles used in his or her area of knowledge. Some of the most common are:

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What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of copying or paraphrasing the work or ideas of others in a work without explicit acknowledgement of authorship. It includes any material, whether made public or unpublished, handwritten, printed or in electronic form.

Collusion is another form of plagiarism: it occurs when other students or other people collaborate on work that should be done individually.

Cases of possible plagiarism in assessed work will be dealt with in the light of the disciplinary regulations governing examination behaviour. Plagiarism, whether intentional or hasty/inadvertent, can lead to serious penalties, including termination of studies or expulsion from the university.

It would be a mistake to describe plagiarism only as a minor offence, or as a matter of academic formality. On the contrary, plagiarism is a serious breach of academic honesty . It is a principle of intellectual honesty that all members of the scientific community acknowledge their debt to the authors of the ideas, papers and data that form the basis of the work they present. Passing off the work of others as one's own is not only sample a lack of collegiality, but also a failure in the learning process. Deliberate plagiarism is unethical behaviour and can have serious consequences for your future career; it also undermines the instructions of the institution and the studies in which it takes place.

  • Quoting verbatim from the intellectual work of others without proper acknowledgement. Quotations should always be identified by the use of established marks - inverted commas or the use of a different subject font - and a proper bibliographical reference. It should be clear to the reader which parts of your work are your own and which are based on the ideas or expressions of others.

  • Paraphrasing the work of others by changing a few words and changing the order, or closely following the structure of their argumentation, is plagiarism because one draws one's expressions or ideas from the work of others without acknowledging it. Even if one includes a reference to the author, it may give the false impression that the paraphrased expressions are actually the student's own. It is better to write a short summary of the author's entire argument in your own words than to paraphrase particular paragraphs from his or her paper. This will ensure that you have a true mastery of the argument and will avoid the difficulty of paraphrasing without plagiarising. You should also give specific reference to anything that comes from your reading.

  • Copy and paste from the Internet. Information from the Internet should be cited and referenced and included in the bibliography used. It is important to carefully examine all material found on the Internet, because websites are not always as reliable as books.

  • Collusion or dissimulation. This is an impermissible collaboration between students; it occurs when one covers up the financial aid received from another or does not follow the indications given for the work on group. It is the responsibility of each student to know what limits of collaboration are allowed and which parts of the work they are allowed to do.

  • Inaccurate citations. It is important to cite correctly, according to the conventions of each area. In addition, do not include any reference in the notes or bibliography that you have not consulted. If you have not been able to consult the source, it should be clear in the citation that your knowledge of the book comes from a secondary text (e.g. Bradshaw, D., Title of book, reviewed in Wilson, E., Title of book (London, 2004), p. 189).

  • Omission of acknowledgement. You should clearly state all sources used in the preparation of your work, such as advice from peers or other external support. This requirement does not apply to attendance from tutor or supervisor, nor does it apply to the usual proofreading; but it is necessary to acknowledge other guidance that leads to substantial changes to your writing in content or point of view.

  • Companies or professional agencies. You should not make use of companies in the completion of assignments, or submit material that others have written for you (on commission or on websites that sell work). It is vital for your learning and intellectual development that you undertake the research process without (external) help.

  • Self-plagiarism. You must not submit a work that you have previously submitted (partially or completely) in order to fulfil the requirements in another course or test.

Plagiarism concerns not only texts. The obligation to give the reference concerns the text, but also other media, such as computer documents (web pages), illustrations, graphics, etc. It also applies to texts published in books and periodicals, as well as to unpublished texts, whether they are Materials of lectures, theses or essays by other students.

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