There has been further discussion regarding the manner in which the ‘eight year rule’ and ‘complete on that years regulations’ will be implemented. As you know academic regulations have been passed that introduce an eight year limit and also require students to complete their qualification under that year’s regulations, not the enrolling year as has been in the past).
After loosing the battle to have the eight year rule changed to a twelve year rule and to be able to complete under regulations up to three years old, I have been asking for clarification on how these rules will be applied. We still do not know. A further document, seeking to clarify the transition must be approved at academic board at the end of October.
If, as the original paper obliquely suggested, these changes apply from 2012, then we are out of time to properly inform students. The way things are rolling changes will occur when students are on break over summer. Not only that, as enrolment opens on the 1st October, (and the new enrolment software may make decisions about regulations), students may have enrolled before the decision about when these changes apply is made.
If you are concerned about the regulations you will be completing under, particularly if there have been changes to your programme since you first enrolled then you should see your school before you finish up for the year.