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By accepting our offer of a place to study, a contract will be formed between you and the University – this is called the Student Contract. In this contract, the University agrees to provide educational services and the facilities for you to study. As a student, you agree to progress those studies and to comply with: 
  • The terms and conditions of the University's Student Contract
  • The University's Academic Regulations
  • The appropriate Fees Policy 
  • Any ongoing progression requirements for your programme
  • Any additional terms set in your offer.
While the contract may appear complex, we don't expect you to know it all in detail. To help you understand it, this summary highlights some of the key terms and conditions. However, as your contract with the University will be legally binding, it is important that you read these documents in full before accepting your offer. 
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.
Please contact the University if there is anything that you are unsure of. 

Additional terms and conditions

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.
You may also have additional contracts with other organisations, such as the Student Loans Company or accommodation providers. Make sure that you understand these separate arrangements.

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 set out in the terms and conditions of the Student Contract.

Student Protection Plan

The Student Contract explains the University's responsibilities and how situations beyond the University’s control are managed. Where there is a risk to the continuation of your studies, our Student Protection Plan sets out what you can expect to happen. This Plan is in place to ensure you can continue and complete your studies or can be compensated if this is not possible, as set out in our Compensation and Refund Policy.
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.