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Academic policies and regulations

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Academic award regulations

Should you be registered on a course which is regulated by a professional body, you may be expected to adhere to a code of professional conduct whilst undertaking your programme of study. 

Should more than one University procedures apply, the University will decide which procedure takes precedence.

University Regulation and Policy Log (PDF, file size: 113.57KB)

Academic Taught Awards and Student Progression, including those with a partner
These regulations apply to all students other than those who are studying on level 6. These are the academic rules which apply to your study.
These regulations apply to all undergraduate courses at level 6. The regulations will explain how your course is structured, how your work will be assessed and how the University will work out your degree classification.
These regulations apply to students commencing a PhD.
These regulations will explain how you can apply for the award of a PhD on the basis of already published work.


Regulations and procedures for students - information for current and new students

This regulation outlines how the University will conduct examinations, what is expected of you, the examination candidate and how your examination paper will be marked.
This procedure applies to all students of Staffordshire University and explains how we will consider exceptional circumstances. This procedure replaces the Extenuating Circumstances Procedure.
This procedure applies to all students of Staffordshire University and explains what is an appeal and what is a complaint. It also provides information on how we will consider both.
This procedure defines fitness to study and fitness to practise and explains where they are different. The procedure also explains how the University will consider fitness to study and fitness to practise concerns.
This policy explains what the University considers to be a breach of student discipline and how any reported breaches of discipline will be fairly and efficiently dealt with.
This procedure explains what good academic conduct is and how we will deal with allegations of academic misconduct.
These regulations explain your library membership, borrowing and access to University libraries.
This agreement outlines the University regulations which apply to the management of university controlled accommodation.
This document outlines the standard of conduct the University expects of its residents so that everyone can live in a comfortable, safe, clean and supportive environment.
This policy sets outlines the best practice expectations for the delivery of practice learning.
The Student Accommodation Complaints Procedure sets out the formal procedure to be followed in the event of a relevant service not being delivered in line with our high standards and user aspirations.
Universities use technical words with precise meanings - this glossary should help if any of these words baffle you. If you're still confused please ask - we're here to help.
This University and Students' Union charter sets out what is expected of you, the student, and what you can expect from your University and Student's Union.
The University’s Assessment Policy and Procedures defines a series of general principles and policies
This policy outlines the academic dress of graduates of Staffordshire University.
This policy sets out the University’s approach to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
This code of practice outlines the the use of University premises in relation to freedom of speech and lawful assembly.
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy informs students staff and applicants how to apply for recognition of prior learning
Staffordshire University's Access and Participation plan is available here.
The University aims to provide education and training for all applicants who demonstrate the potential to benefit from its provision, in line with the specific entry requirements established for each course.
This plan sets out what measures we have in place to protect you as our students in the event that a risk to the continuation of your studies should arise.
These guidelines explain how students can transfer course or university.


These guidelines explain how students can transfer course or university

This Policy sets out how we (the University) support all enrolled students who are considering, or have decided to take a break from study, withdraw from the University or transfer to another Higher Education Provider; or in exceptional unforeseen cases where we need to amend the arrangements for the delivery of your course.
This policy describes the actions that Staffordshire University will take and the timeframe within which these actions will be taken, to secure the prompt payment of invoices raised by the University.
This policy outlines tuition fee principles of the University and explains how tuition fees are recalculated arising from changes in circumstances and the appeals process.