During Your Studies

You can expect

 We expect you

Access to a high quality learning experience, including challenging and stimulating teaching – with access to IT resources, learning centres, and academic services

The University to promote and support equality of opportunity and diversity, and to offer opportunities to embrace the University’s diverse community. 

To be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect and to experience a safe and secure environment, free from harassment, victimisation or discrimination of any kind. 

A named personal tutor or supervisor to support you through your studies; to meet with you regularly and maintain a log of all communication. The first contact should be within the first three weeks of any course of study. 

A reasonable minimum number of contact hours stated in your course hand book and information on what constitutes ‘contact’. See University Calendar 

Accessible and up to date lecture notes, support materials, module guides and assessment tasks available via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Lecturers to publish availability of office hours and then be available to meet with you during these periods. 

A learning environment fit for purpose both in and out of lectures, including social learning spaces, the Students’ Union, learning centres and catering facilities. 

Support while on any University co-ordinated placement, with regular communication between all parties. 

To be notified prior to the event of any cancellation or room change via text and e-mail. See also: University module timetable 

Acknowledgement of an email enquiry within three working days, with referrals or a more substantial response within seven working days. 

To be made aware of health and safety procedures within the environment in which you are studying. 

For your attendance at timetabled classes to be tracked in your first year, and to be contacted and supported should your attendance become a concern.

To be engaged in your studies and attend all required sessions. To form a relationship with relevant staff, challenge opinions, contribute to class discussions, and embrace different learning activities. 

To respect and embrace diversity; celebrating and engaging with the University’s diverse community. 

To be considerate and respectful to fellow students, staff members and visitors and to abide by the University’s code of conduct and policies relating to your behaviour both on and off campus. 

To meet with your tutor or supervisor and take on board the guidance they offer. To make use of this time and ensure that you attend any scheduled meetings. 

To take advantage of the contact hours and to engage in independent studies. For each hour of contact time, you should expect to complete at least three hours of self-directed study. 

To actively seek the information online and to take your own notes. 

To make use of this time and ensure that you attend these meetings. 

To respect and act responsibly towards your fellow students, staff and the learning and social environment. 

To make sure you abide by any placement rules as well as the University’s. To make sure the University are aware if any issues with the placement arise. 

To make sure your contact details are always up to date, including personal email addresses and phone numbers via e:Vision.  If you wish to receive these notifications your contact details must be up to date and you should not opt out of receiving messages from the University. 

To be mindful of the response rate time and avoid leaving queries to the point where they become urgent. 

To make sure you follow these at all times, for your own safety and that of everyone around you. 

To alert us to any difficulties that may affect your attendance or impact upon your studies.