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Handbook of Student Regulations

The regulations below apply to issues arising from matters occurring during the academic year 2017-2018. If your dispute arises from an issue that occurred during the academic year 2016-2017, please contact the Student Appeals and Complaints Officer to establish which regulations apply.

This Handbook indicates the rights and obligations of each student as a member of the University. It makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students.

Most of these regulations apply in your life as a student but some students on some professional programmes should take note that behaviour in their personal lives may have implications for progression on their programme of study.

Students should also consult other official University documents (e.g. Programme Handbooks and academic regulations) to ensure that they are familiar with all that is expected of them. The definitive version of the ‘Handbook of Student Regulations’ is that which appears below.

Full Handbook of Student Regulations (Taught Programmes)

Full Handbook of Student Regulations (Research)

Handbook of Student Regulations (Taught) Sections

This Handbook indicates the rights and obligations of each student on taught programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) as a member of the University. It makes apparent the rules of conduct to be observed by students.


Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Student Enrolment Conditions

Section 3 Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures

Section 4 University Owned or Managed Accommodation 

Section 5 Statement on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech 

Section 6 Ethics in Research Policy Statement

Section 7 Appeals against Assessment-Related Decisions

Section 8 Withdrawal of a Student for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Section 9 Procedures for the Restriction or Leave of Absence of a Student on Health Grounds

Section 10 Student Complaints Procedure

Section 11 QAA Concerns Procedure

Section 12 Students' Union Code of Practice

Section 13 Credit Control and Debt Management Policy

Section 14 Students' Intellectual Property Rights

Section 15 Car Parking

Section 16 Data Protection

Section 17 Procedures for Precautionary Action on the Basis of Duty of Care






Section 7 Appeals against Assessment-Related Decisions  

Why are there two versions of Section 7? 

You'll see two versions of Section 7 on this page.

The processes described in each version is exactly the same. There are no changes in principles, processes or outcomes.

However, they differ markedly in appearance.

You'll find the arrangement and appearance of paragraphs in Section 7 (Revised) is different. In Section 7 (Revised), we have retained the original paragraph numbers even though we have re-arranged the order. We appreciate this complicates things, but is done to preserve coherence between the Original and Revised version. This will be sorted for 2018-19.

Where there is any doubt, Section 7 (Original) is the definitive regulation.


This is an outcome to a project we are running to improve readability and accessibility of the Handbook of Student Regulations. We would be pleased to hear any comments you have; please sent your comments to



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