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Admissions and Enrolment

Student Contract: Key Amendments

Last updated: 15 February 2021

This table details the key amendments made to the previous Student Contract in preparation for the new Academic Year commencing 1 August 2020.


  1. Revision of clause 10.3
    Original: If an act, event or omission beyond the reasonable control of the University/Partner (for example a flood, fire, act of God, industrial action by University staff or third parties, the unanticipated departure or absence of key members of University staff, acts of terrorism, the acts of government or any governmental or local authority, or a health pandemic) render it impossible to provide relevant education services, then the University/Partner is under no obligation to provide such services. However, all reasonable steps will be taken to minimise the disruption to those services.

    Revision: The University/Partner will do all that it reasonably can to provide educational services as described on its website or in the prospectus or other documents issued by it to appropriately enrolled students. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control mean that we cannot provide such educational services and will be under no obligation to provide such services. This might be because of, for example:
    • flood, fire, or act of God
    • industrial action by University staff or third parties
    • the unanticipated departure or absence of key members of University staff
    • acts of terrorism
    • the acts of any governmental or local authority
    • where the numbers recruited to a course are so low that it is not possible to deliver an appropriate quality of education for students enrolled on it
    • the impact of local, national or international health pandemics

    In these circumstances, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and to affected students, by, for example, offering affected students the chance to move to another course or institution, or by delivering a modified version of the same course, but to the full extent that is possible under the general law the University excludes liability for any loss and/or damage suffered by any applicant or student. The modifications we make may be to:
  2. the content and syllabus of programmes, including in relation to placements
  3. the timetable, location and number of classes
  4. the content or method of delivery of programmes of study
  5. the examination and assessment process

    In making any changes, we will aim to keep the changes to the minimum necessary and will notify and consult (where practicable) with the student body, through the Students’ Union, in advance about any changes that are required. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the course, move to another course and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

2. Insertion of new policies to 1.6.8:

Bring Your Own Device Policy
Mobile & Laptop Device Policy
Access Control Policy

Approved: July 2020

Review: July 2021

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