The regulations are part of the formal contract between you and the University. Familiarise yourself with relevant sections at the start of your studies and then consult the regulations at appropriate intervals during your studies.
The Regulations that apply to each cohort are set out below. There are some programmes where accreditation or other requirements mean that the above measures or other regulatory changes cannot apply to particular cohorts. Please check with your school to confirm which regulations will apply to your studies.
Senate regulations introduction
The following University Senate Regulations adhere to guidance issued by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in order to comply with the University’s obligations under consumer protection law, in particular the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. The University is also a member of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) complaints scheme. The OIA is responsible for reviewing individual complaints by students against higher education providers and is listed by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) as a consumer alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body.
The University regularly reviews and maintains its practices in accordance with our CMA Policy, guidelines issued by the CMA, relevant consumer law and OIA guidelines.
Senate regulation 1: Regulations governing minimum entry qualifications and language requirements for taught programmes of study
This regulation includes: General entrance requirements for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study and English language requirements for admission to a programme of study.
Senate regulation 2: Regulations governing admission and registration for taught programmes
Regulations relating to: Associate students, admission to programmes of study, registration procedures, transfers, suspension, withdrawal and resumption of studies, accreditation of prior learning.
Senate regulations 7: Regulations governing the assessment of taught programmes
Regulations include: Internal examining, external examining, panels and Boards of Examiners, late submission of coursework (updated August 2017), mitigating circumstances (updated August 2017), disability and long term conditions, publication of results, conferral and certification of awards.
Senate regulation 8: Regulations governing examinations
Regulation include: Registration for examinations and examination timetable, setting examination papers and security, invigilation, conduct during examinations, alternative examination arrangements, use of calculators and dictionaries.
Senate regulation 11: Regulations governing student conduct and discipline
These regulations include the Student Code of Conduct to which all students are expected to adhere throughout their studies; they set out the process for the investigation of potential breaches of regulations relating to student conduct, and the sanctions that may be applied and cover both academic and non-academic conduct.
Senate regulation 12: Regulations governing student complaints
Regulation includes: Procedure for the consideration of formal student complaints concerning both the academic and non-academic services of the University. These regulations apply for all students on taught or research degrees.
- Fitness to Practise appeals procedures
- Student Information privacy notice
- Policy relating to proof-reading services
- Code of practice governing freedom of speech
- Code of practice governing the Students' Union
- Education Act 1994 – Important information regarding the Students’ Union
- Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy
- Support to Study policy