Senate Regulations are the rules which apply to your studies as a student of the University of Leicester. When you register as a student you agree to follow these regulations. This guide details what each regulation is for, should you need to refer to them during your studies. References to requirements of regulations are also detailed in various parts of your student handbook.
Please contact your department if you have a question about the Senate Regulations or the information they contain.
Where are the rules about registration, transferring to a different programme (course) or suspending my studies?
Senate Regulation 2 includes information on registration, how to transfer between programmes of study or methods of study and what to do if you need to suspend your studies.
What about tuition fees, including overdue or unpaid fees?
Full information about the regulations around fees are detailed in Senate Regulation 3.
Where are the details of attendance requirements and what's expected of me as a student?
Senate Regulation 4 explains about attendance and student obligations. More information is also detailed in the Code of Student Responsibility.
How do I find out more about assessment, including exams and how my degree will be classified?
Senate Regulation 5 explains what you need to do to progress from one level to the next and how degrees are awarded and classified if you are an undergraduate student. Please note that there are different versions of this Regulation depending on when you started your degree.
Senate Regulation 6 explains all of this for postgraduate students. Please note that there are different versions of this Regulation depending on whether you are eligible for either the Safeguard measures.
Senate Regulation 7 includes information on how the University manages assessments and what happens if you have mitigating circumstances and can't attend an assessment or exam.
Senate Regulation 8 exams how exams are managed and what to do (and not do) in exams.
What if things don't go to plan?
Senate Regulation 10 explains how to submit an academic appeal. More information is detailed in our appeals process.
Senate Regulation 11 (PDF, 1.14Mb) explains student disciplinary procedures.
Senate Regulation 12 explains how to submit a complaint.
If you are an undergraduate student who started your studies in September 2018 or later you can:
- watch our degree classification guide (this applies to students who started their studies after September 2018)
- read our Student Guide to Undergraduate degree classification (PDF, 1.21 MB) for students starting after September 2018
If you are an undergraduate student who started your studies before September 2018 you can:
- watch our degree classification guide (this applies to students who started their studies before September 2018)
- read Student Guide to Assessment and Award (PDF, 560KB) (pre-2018/19 students only)
Please note: due to the exceptional circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic the University has taken a number of measures in 2020 and 2021 to protect our students' outcomes.
For students due to graduate in 2021 the University has introduced the Education Safeguard which sets out the measures that we are already taking, and the further measures that we may take at Boards of Examiners when all of the results are in.
Where students were graduated in 2020 the Senate Regulations were amended in line with the Safety Net Policy, and this will still apply to students who were due to graduate in 2020 but have been required to undertake further assessment in 2021.
Please check with your school to confirm which regulations will apply to your studies.