Student charter

The University of Leicester Student Charter has been jointly created by students, staff and the Students Union. The charter outlines a shared set of principles that staff and students agree will contribute to a fantastic student experience.

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As a University we will:

  • Deliver excellent teaching and learning activities informed by leading research.
  • Provide the facilities and study spaces to support and enrich your learning experience within a campus environment that is safe and accessible.
  • Ensure that you receive the support that you need, both within and outside of your studies through engagement with academic and personal tutors and student support services.
  • Enhance your student experience by encouraging a culture of open conversations through which we will recognise and respond to feedback throughout the year.
  • Offer a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities that will enhance your personal development and employability and enrich your student experience.
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As a student I will:

  • Plan and organise my commitments in advance, to ensure I maintain a work/life balance.
  • Take responsibility for managing my own learning development, by attending timetabled teaching sessions, meetings with personal tutors and supervisors, and maintaining regular self-study.
  • Submit assessed work by the appropriate deadline, and engage and reflect on the feedback provided.
  • Be aware of and understand the University’s regulations.
  • Engage with University and Union services and support when appropriate.
  • Take advantage of University and Students’ Union academic and extra-curricular activities for social and developmental gain and to boost my employability.
  • Give feedback about my university experience, including through module surveys, the course representative system and the National Student Survey.
  • Behave respectfully to all staff and students in the physical and virtual environments, in accordance with the Students’ Union Zero Tolerance Policy.
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As a Students' Union we will:

  • Welcome and support all students, to ensure that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities while studying at the University of Leicester.
  • Represent the interests of University of Leicester students at university and national level.
  • Empower students to deliver change via the Executive Officer and part time student representative elections, the course representative system, Union Council, and sports and societies.
  • Offer a wide variety of recreational, training and extra-curricular activities to boost employability and opportunities to socialise.
  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment at all times, including evening events.
  • Offer a range of commercial outlets at accessible price points.
  • Have a zero-tolerance approach to all kinds of harassment.