When you enrol or re-register as a student with us, you are asked to confirm that you agree to follow our regulations, policies and procedures which along with your course details form your student contract with us.
By enrolling or re-registering with us, you are deemed to have accepted our regulations, procedures, policies and the details of your course.
We are committed to supporting you through your studies. To do this we have highlighted below those regulations and policies that you will be expected to follow and are the most likely to affect your studies. It is important for you to become familiar with the information listed below. We review our regulations annually with any changes being highlighted.
If you would like to obtain direct support on any of the information below, you should contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Student Support team in your school. The University iPoint service can also assist you and refer you to our specialist support services including Wellbeing and Disability Services, International Office, Careers and Employability and the Student Finance Office.
Penalties may apply to students who fail to reregister during the official reregistration period. If you fail to reregister by the deadlines established, you will lose access to the University IT Systems, including your e-mail account and may also be withdrawn.
You will get the best out of your course if you engage with and attend your timetabled sessions. Failure to attend classes, without good reason, could result in you being withdrawn from the University. Any behaviour found to be an intentional abuse of the Attendance Monitoring Regulations may result in disciplinary action under the University’s Disciplinary procedures.
The University is a community and how you and staff interact with each other, whether in person or online, can affect our environment and your achievement. We have a community code of conduct which highlights the expectations of you as a student with us and if you breach the code of conduct, you will be subject to disciplinary proceedings which could result in serious penalties being applied.
In order to comply with government guidance around the management of Covid-19, the University may need to apply social distancing and additional hygiene measures to promote the safety of students and staff. If you breach these requirements, you will be subject to disciplinary proceedings which could result in serious penalties being applied.
Your course may be regulated by a professional and statutory body who often place additional requirements on you to ensure that when you complete the course you are suitable to practise in that profession. Your course details will confirm if these additional requirements apply to you. If your behaviour causes concern that you may not to be fit to practise, then you may be withdrawn from the course.
At Huddersfield, we offer the Global Professional Award alongside all our undergraduate degrees so that you gain valuable qualities that we know employers are looking for. The Award is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) meaning you’ll graduate from the University of Huddersfield with an internationally recognised and respected set of qualities alongside the specialist subject skills and knowledge you gain as part of your degree, which may help to set you apart from other graduates. Find out more on the Global Professional Award webpage.
It is very important that you follow the Financial Regulations for students and ensure your fees are paid on time otherwise we may refer your debt to our external debt collectors and you may incur further charges or you may be withdrawn from your course.
We take academic misconduct very seriously and our Taught Students’ Handbook contains our rules on how we expect you to behave when you are being examined or assessed and the consequences if you breach our academic misconduct regulations.
We understand that sometimes your performance will be affected by things outside of your control and our regulations contain the procedures you must follow to be considered for an extension or extenuating circumstances claim.
We have strict policies and procedures in place to ensure that decisions about student progression, assessment and award are made in a way which is fair and equitable. If you believe the marks or classification you received on a published results date should be reconsidered then you may submit an appeal.
As part of our commitment to you, we recognise that there may be occasions where you may have a valid complaint.
An interruption of or withdrawal from study is the formal procedure which allows you to request a break from your studies in your current academic year or to withdraw completely.
In addition to the regulations referred to above, you should familiarise yourself with the following policies, which all apply to your studies at the University: