Senate Regulations

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.

Read our Senate Regulations

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:

If you are an undergraduate student who started your studies before September 2018 you can:

The University took a number of steps in 2020 and 2021 to protect our students’ outcomes in light of the exceptional circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. These included amendments to assessment processes, progression and classification requirements.  These were set out in the Safety Net Policy (2020 graduates) and the Education Safeguard (2021 graduates).

Where students were due to graduate in either of these years but have yet to complete their studies elements of these policies may still apply. Please contact Education Services (qualoffice@le.ac.uk) to check whether any of these revised regulations apply to your studies.

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