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2. Student Categories 

2.1 The following definitions shall apply throughout these Regulations. 

Primary student enrolment categories 

2.2 A "Full Programme Student" means a student following a programme of study intended to culminate in a certificate, diploma or degree, where there is direct enrolment with the College and the study is at least partly UK-based. (This category does not include students who are awarded credit by Goldsmiths towards an award elsewhere, or who are awarded credit by other institutions for studies at Goldsmiths.) 

2.3 A “Validated Student” means a student enrolled at a partner institution to study for a Goldsmiths award. 

2.4 An “Occasional Student” means a student who is not a Full Programme Student, enrolled on a programme of study leading to the award of credit by Goldsmiths, where there is direct enrolment with the College. 

2.5 A "Guest Student" means a student enrolled directly with the College on a programme of study not leading to the award of credit by Goldsmiths. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of these Regulations apply to such students. 

2.6 Those undertaking "short courses" are not classified as 'students' for the purposes of these Regulations unless they are also directly enrolled on a programme of study at the College. These Regulations to not apply to those
"short courses".

Mode of study 

2.7 A 'full-time student' means a student who is following a programme of prescribed and/or personal study or research normally involving twenty-one hours or more per week of attendance or activities during term. 

2.8 A 'part-time student' means a student who is on a programme of study or research normally involving less than twenty-one hours per week of prescribed attendance or activities during term. 

Fee categories 

2.9 A 'home student' is one assessed to be eligible to pay tuition fees at the rate paid by United Kingdom and European Union students, as laid out in the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997 and the Education (Fees and Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2006. [Further guidance is available from UKCISA] 

2.10 An 'overseas student' is one assessed to be ineligible to pay tuition fees at the lower rate paid by United Kingdom and European Union students. 

Research students 

2.11 A 'research (completion status) student' means a student who has completed the minimum specified period of study for a research degree, and who has been awarded completion status, normally for a period of twelve months, on the recommendation of the Head of the relevant Department and the Departmental Postgraduate Committee and the agreement of the Dean of the Graduate School. 

2.12 A 'research (continuation status) student' means a student who has failed to submit their thesis within the maximum permitted period of study for a research degree, and who has been awarded continuation status, on the recommendation

of the Head of the relevant Department and the Departmental Postgraduate Committee and the agreement of the Dean of the Graduate School. 

Other categories 

2.13 A 'programme interrupted student' means a student retaining the right of re-entry to an uncompleted programme of study but who has with permission of the College interrupted their study. 

Years, terms and months 

2.14 An 'academic year' means three University terms, starting in the autumn. 

2.15 A 'month' means a calendar month.