The Student Contract

Our responsibilities

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Our responsibilities to you include legal obligations under consumer law, which include making sure you can easily find important information about:

  • The University
  • Your course
  • Other aspects of University life.

When you accept an offer of a place, you enter into a contract with the University which includes obligations on both sides. The main terms you need to be aware of are set out in the Terms and Conditions which are available below.

You will be asked to agree to these Terms and Conditions when you accept the offer of a place and you will be provided with a further copy when you enrol and re-enrol each year.

Your responsibilities as a student include:

  • Attending the University and engaging fully with your studies whether in a formal teaching environment, in group work with your peers or in self-directed study
  • Following the rules, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to you as a student (the University Regulations)
  • Paying your fees.

University Regulations

The Terms and Conditions incorporate the University Regulations which include various rules, regulations and policies that will apply to you as a student. View the University Regulations here.

Before you accept our offer

Before you accept our offer, we strongly recommend that you work through the checklist below and make sure you've read through and understood all the information relating to your course and your time at the University.

Essential InformationWhere you can find it

About your course:

a) Title

b) Core and optional modules

c) Normal length of course and any maximum period permitted for study

d) Award(s) on successful completion

e) Any professional body accreditation associated with the course

f) How the course will be delivered, and the balance between various elements of the course, such as the number and type of contact hours that you can expect (including lectures, seminars, work placements, feedback on assignments)

g) Your expected workload (including the expected self-study time)

h) Details about the general level of experience or status of the staff involved in delivering different elements of the course

i) The overall method(s) of assessment for the course (such as by exams, coursework or practical assessments, or a combination of these).

Search for your course

If you can't find the information you are looking for on the course page, each course has a list of contacts who can help you.

About the cost of your course

a) Tuition fee payable per year (including how any annual increase will be calculated)

b) Whether you need to pay a deposit

c) Whether your fees are paid for by a sponsor or funding body

d) Any extra costs such as for field trips, equipment, materials, bench fees or studio hire – and whether these are optional or mandatory

e) When you'll need to make payments and how you can do so (for example, payment plans)

f) What happens if you can't or don't pay.

All of our course fees and options are now listed under individual courses.

Details about what you need to pay and by when can be found in Paying your Fees.

Our rules and regulations, including how to raise concerns with the University if you have a problem

a) Use of the University’s computer systems and networks

b) Use of the University’s library and learning resources

c) Use of the University’s student identity cards

d) Your responsibilities in keeping your personal details up to date

e) Our statement on data protection

f) Our relationship with the Students’ Union

g) Our complaints procedures.

Details of rules and regulations can be found here.

Our complaints procedures can be found here.

Your right to cancel your contract and withdraw from the University

To view your rights to cancel, please read the Terms and Conditions for your starting year.