Student contract

This summary highlights some of the key terms and conditions of your contract with the University and is for guidance only.
You must read the full terms and conditions, as set out in the Student Contract document and the documents referred to within.
Your contract with the University will be legally binding when it takes effect and it will govern your relationship with the University. 

In addition to the main terms and conditions applicable to all students, there are further terms and conditions applicable if you are an international student, an apprentice, or under the age of 18.
Contact the University if there is anything that you are unsure of.

Terms and conditions and when they apply

The terms and conditions of the Student Contract will apply to all University students once you have accepted your offer of a place at the University.
These terms and conditions do not apply to you if you are studying at one of our partner institutions. You should refer to your institution’s terms and conditions.

In addition to the terms and conditions of the Student Contract, you will be legally bound by:
  • the University’s regulations 
  • the appropriate fees policy
  • any ongoing progression requirements for your programme
  • and any additional terms set out in your offer
You may also have other contractual arrangements (for example, for accommodation or financial support), which will be the subject of separate agreements.

Cancelling your contract

You may cancel your contract with the University without any financial penalty within 14 calendar days after the day on which you accepted the offer of a place at the University.
To exercise this right to cancel, you should provide us with a clear statement setting out your decision to cancel your contract with us. You may use the cancellation form but you do not have to do so.
You also have the right to cancel your contract with us by withdrawing after enrolment at any time (in accordance with the regulations and policies).

Termination of your contract

As set out in the terms and conditions of your contract, the University has the right to terminate your student contract. This means either the withdrawal of an offer of a place or termination of your enrolment.
The University will notify you in writing of its decision to terminate the contract and explain its reasons.

Payment of tuition fees

If you do not pay your tuition fees on time:
  • you will not be allowed to re-enrol on a programme
  • you risk having your award certificate withheld and graduation deferred
  • your details may be referred to a debt collection agent

Please refer to the appropriate fees policy which will apply in the case of outstanding debt.

University liability

The University’s liability to you in relation to direct loss or damage is clearly set out in the terms and conditions of the Student Contract.

Student Protection Plan

The Student Protection Plan sets out what you can expect to happen should a risk to the continuation of your studies arise.
The terms and conditions of the Student Contract detail the relationship between you and the University and explains the University’s responsibilities and how programme changes beyond the University’s control are managed.
All higher education providers registered with the OfS must have a Student Protection Plan in place to ensure you can continue and complete your studies, or can be compensated if this is not possible.
The University is committed to communicating any changes to you as early as possible, setting out clear information and options. We will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption and to enable you to complete your studies as intended.
In the event of any conflict between the Student Protection Plan and the terms and conditions of the Student Contract, then the terms and conditions of the Student Contract will apply.