The following boards and committees are responsible for the academic direction taken by PGS and for ensuring that all necessary policies are in place and are being adhered to. The scope of these bodies ranges from identifying strategic directions, identifying assimilating with collaborative partners to the production and implementation of educational course materials. In all activities undertaken all members of these bodies must follow the relevant ethical and legal guidelines and maintain good communication channels within the hierarchy.
All staff must be aware that the management of assessment processes is a quality assurance issue and non-compliance with the procedures is not an option. Deliberate or persistent failure to comply with these procedures may be considered a disciplinary matter.
The School follows regulation guidelines set by the Academic Committee. In the weeks prior to exams, we inform the students of times of the exams, the rooms in which they will be conducted and the instructions the students should follow.
On the examination day, signs are placed within the building directing students to the correct room. On all doors a sign is placed asking for ‘Quiet-Examinations in progresses.
As the student enters, their ID card is checked and the student is asked to sign the attendance register before taking their seat where the correct admittance card should be place on the top corner of their desk. We advise students on what they may or may not bring into the examination. Permitted items include pens, pencils, erasers etc. Only permitted items are allowed and all mobile phones should be switched off and left with personal belongings at the back of the room.
We inform all students that if anyone is caught cheating or suspected of cheating, then they will be disqualified from the examination, and that this may be extended to other programs. The final decision to disqualify the student rests with the Academic Committee.
The invigilator will then tell the student the start and end times of the exam and how long they have to complete the paper. The student is then informed to make sure that the information on the front of their answer booklet is fully completed and correct. The examination/test always starts on time and students are allowed to arrive up to 30 minutes late. Any student, who arrives after this time, is not permitted to enter the room. Students are allowed to leave the exam room on completion of their course, except during the last five minutes of the exam.
If the Examination Department allows students to read through the exam paper for ten minutes and ask any questions during this time. It varies every subject.
Once the reading time is over, and the examination has begun, no questions are allowed from any students and silence must be maintained. Students are permitted during the examination to take a WC break, if this is the case, then they will be escorted by a member of staff to the nearest WC.
The invigilator informs the students when they have thirty minutes remaining, and again when five minutes is remaining. When the invigilator says ‘Stop’, all students must cease writing, put their pens down and close their answer booklets whilst remaining silent. Invigilators will now collect the exam papers from students, marking the attendance register once that student’s booklet has been collected. Once all booklets have been collected and attendance is double-checked, the students may exit the exam room, taking all their personal belongings with them.
If there any discrepancies or problems regarding examination booklets, then any issues should be dealt with and reported before the students leave the room and recorded on the invigilators report.
The School mission is to provide excellent teaching, professional and entrepreneurial development, innovative courses, research and support services and facilities; and to create a conjunct-able environment between our students and our people and opportunities for scholars and graduates to build world-class businesses.
Paris Graduate School PGS provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs with choices of specialisation, and they are taught incrementally to a high level and standard.
The regulations which govern the delivery of programmes offered by the School and the awards made by PGS will be defined by within the academic agreement and associated definitive programme document.
The delivery by the School is, in QAA terms, a collaborative provision and the QAA code (2004) expects a number of precepts to be followed. This QA manual seeks to document the way in which the School meets the relevant precepts.
It is important that students whose native language is not English have a minimum level of comprehension and facility in speaking English. Even when a student has met the minimum standard for admission by TOEFL or other tests, it is incumbent upon the academic unit to assess the student’s comprehension of oral and written English and, if necessary, require remedial work.
Each External Examiner for Paris Graduate School is required to make an annual written report to the Principal of PGS. PGS regards the reports of External Examiners as a key element of its quality assurance systems with the partner universities and asks Examiners to provide full and constructive comments which will help to maintain and enhance provision, to safeguard the standards of awards, and to identify good practice for dissemination.
The student contacts the School either by an email or telephone or in person and requests for a prospectus. Student can also download the prospectus from the website. The School send the prospectus to interested students after receiving an enquiry from the student.
This Policy and Procedure document provides information about policies, procedures and regulations at PGS, either formally adopted or developed as a matter of practice and precedent. PGS personnel use this document as a set of guidelines when taking or recommending courses of action. All policies, procedures and regulations discussed in this document are subject to change following normal University procedures.
This procedure is designed to provide all members of staff with clear and explicit guidance regarding the practices adopted to ensure systematic, consistent and fair implementation of the School’s Student Attendance Policy.
PGS (School) seeks to support all students in becoming successful in their studies and in achieving their potential.
School understands that its students come from a variety of educational, cultural, social and economic backgrounds with differing motivation and achievement levels.
School recognises the value of early preparation for a successful study experience with the provision of a range of academic and personal skills sessions for all students prior to and during Orientation. School promotes these sessions through Orientation Online (Pre-Arrival Information) and a comprehensive information booklet for International students. School encourages students to take responsibility to inform themselves of the assistance and information available to them throughout their study programme.
School seeks to identify students who may require additional assistance as early as possible in their study programme. Targeted academic skills and personal programmes, as applicable, are offered to assist with satisfactory learning outcomes.
The Paris Graduate School is committed to ensuring that all students and staff are treated equitably. However, recent legislation has required us to improve yet further upon our provision and reappraise all our practices to ensure that they are not unintentionally discriminatory or present unnecessary barriers to disabled students and to staff.
The School is committed to working towards an understanding of the Social Model of Disability, thereby not focusing on an individual’s medical condition or impairment, but instead identifying the impact of Disability in the structural, organisational, physical and attitudinal barriers that prohibit disabled people from achieving equality and inclusion of their needs, rights and requirements.
This Disability Policy sets out the School’s commitment to disabled students and staff and provides a framework to ensure that PGS offers a supportive environment for all members of the School community.
Paris Graduate School has in place the following guidelines to facilitate payments of refunds of tuition fees. These guidelines have been provided to explain to staff, sponsors and students when refunds of the tuition fee will be made by the School and how will they be calculated.