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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

These are the academic regulations which apply to all students on taught courses.
These are the regulations which apply to all Postgraduate Researchers
These regulations will explain how you can apply for the award of a PhD on the basis of already published work.
This policy outlines provides what happens when students are unable to complete formal assessments due to an exceptional event disrupting the normal academic processes and procedures.


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

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 procedure explains what good academic conduct is and how we will deal with allegations of academic misconduct.
These Procedures define a series of general principles and policies for setting, marking and reviewing assessments
How attendance and engagement is measured and recorded for our home students
How attendance and engagement is measured and recorded for our international students
This procedure applies to all students of Staffordshire University and explains how we will consider appeals and complaints
This regulation outlines how the University will conduct examinations, what is expected of students and how your examination paper will be marked.
The Exceptional Circumstances Procedure is designed to apply to different stages of assessment on the taught student journey.
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.
These regulations explain your library membership, borrowing and access to University libraries.
This policy outlines the best practice expectations for the delivery of practice learning.
This Policy informs students staff and applicants how to apply for recognition of prior learning and experience
This policy sets out the University’s approach to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
This regulation outlines the University's expectations of your conduct while you are a student
In May 2021 the Student Futures Commission was launched to address issues affecting future and current students arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Student Manifesto outlines six key ways that we will support students in a post-pandemic world.
This procedure explains what a temporary suspension is, and what it means for you.
Staffordshire University's Access and Participation plan is available here.
The process by which we review the status of applicants and students based on prior or pending criminal convictions
This code of practice outlines the the use of University premises in relation to freedom of speech and lawful assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details around the framework and regulations under which Professional Doctorates operate


Financial Policies and Procedures

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.


Degree Outcomes Statement

Details of our Institutional Degree Classification Profile, analysing trends over 5 years and providing an overview of Assessment and Marking Practices, Academic Governance, our Classification Algorithm and Teaching Practices and Learning Resources. Good practice and actions are also outlined.