Student Handbook

ABOUT THIS HANDBOOK

Your Student Handbook will be valuable throughout your course. Some of the information contained within will be more relevant as your studies progress, but reading it now will help you understand how the University works. The Handbook should be read in conjunction with your course guide and the academic regulations.
 
Sometimes the information will need to be updated, so you may want to consult the online version periodically, as well as systems such as e:Vision, making note of any changes and considering how they may affect your course.

I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Wolverhampton.

As the ‘University of Opportunity’, we strive to give all of our students the best possible student experience. We’re in year three of our biggest ever investment programme, which is generating over £250 million by 2020 to enhance  our campuses, facilities, courses and more – all for the  benefit of people like you, who are looking to explore their talent and realise their career ambitions in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
 
It is a testimony to our students and staff that 96.3% of our graduates are in employment within six to eight months of graduating. Employability is at the heart of all our courses,  and we’re striving to give our students the best chances in life – just one example is Career Development Week, launched in early 2017 and returning in February 2018, offering students the opportunity to build skills that employers are looking for.
 
You can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. We’ve been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for our enhancement of student learning opportunities and our research profile continues to grow, with more of our output deemed ‘world-leading’ than ever before in the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise.
 
If it’s support you need, we’re here for you. We were awarded ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016, and our MATRIX-accredited Gateway team offer quality advice, information and guidance.
 
I hope your studies with us at the University are inspiring, challenging and lead you on to the great things you aspire to. Let’s work together to make your time here something special.
 
Professor Geoff Layer

Vice-Chancellor of the
University of Wolverhampton

Student Handbook 2017/18 (PDF 1,725K, Downloads file)