In your academic studies

You can expect:

·         A programme of study which uses a mix of appropriate teaching and learning methods;

·         Well-informed staff that combine academic and professional practice, teaching a programme that is reviewed                 periodically to meet the needs of employers and prepares students to succeed in a fast-changing competitive                   world;

·         To be taught how to reflect critically on the subjects that you study and how to critically assess sources of                            information;

·         Advice on what actions to take where circumstances outside of your control prevent you from completing an                     assessment or sitting an examination;

·         Clear information about the course content and structure, learning outcomes and assessment criteria. When                      changes are made to your programme or its assessment reasonable notification will be given;

·         Where options are available to provide sufficient information to enable you to make an informed choice;

·         A student induction programme for your course of study along with a student handbook detailing matters relevant          to your studies and your subject area;

·         Clear timetables for your course of study including examination dates and submission deadlines for assessments;

·         Reasonable access to resources, facilities and locations to undertake your programme of study;

·         That work is marked fairly, objectively and in line with the University prevailing policy academic standards;

·         Written feedback on all assessments and feedback provided within the time period as specified by your course                 leader;

·         Briefings on “good academic practice” and “referencing”;

·         A published ethics policy and guidelines that describe the principles that govern how staff and students should                behave in relation to their academic and professional practice.

 

You as a student should:

·         Attend induction and familiarise yourself with the academic practices and regulations of the University,

·         Take an active part in and attend all lectures, seminars and other learning opportunities and make informed                        contributions to them,

·         Submit all assessments and attend all examinations,

·         Take responsibility for your learning and manage your time, so you submit work by deadlines to avoid any                              penalties,

·         Reflect critically on the feedback given to you by staff to improve future assessments,

·         Submit all assessments and attend all examinations,

·         Take responsibility for your learning and manage your time, so you submit work by deadlines to avoid any                               penalties,

·         Reflect critically on the feedback given to you by staff to improve future assessments,

·         Advice a relevant member of staff of any circumstances that may affect your studies or your ability to submit an               assessment or sit an examination, and submit evidence for extenuating Circumstances where appropriate,

·         Regularly check your e-mail, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in order to keep up to date with relevant course                information,

·         Ensure that you read and retain the information provided, both in hard copy and on VLE and seek clarification of                anything you do not understand,

·         Show a commitment to academic honesty in your work,

·         Where appropriate, give feedback on the module you take and on the services you use and take part in the                           University survey of student satisfaction.