Please read the conditions carefully
A contract is formed between you and University of St Mark & St John as soon as you accept the offer of a place on a programme of study offered by the University. The terms of this contract are set out below and your acceptance of a place and enrolment as a student of the University are expressly subject to them.
1. You should note that an offer of a place on a programme made by the University may be expressed to be subject to a number of conditions, which may differ from the admission requirements indicated in the University’s Prospectus.
2. The University does not accept responsibility or liability for loss or damage to property,or transfer of computer viruses to equipment used, or any other loss, damage or liability or claim suffered in connection with an application made by an individual for admission to the University.
3. The University’s annual Prospectus is produced at the earliest possible date (normally by April in the year prior to the year of entry to which the Prospectus relates) to provide the maximum assistance to prospective applicants, but it is inevitable that changes will occur to programmes and information described in the Prospectus between the date of printing and the beginning of the relevant academic year. (Changes may occur, for example, because of resource or timetabling constraints, staff changes, developments to a programme, because provision has not been validated, etc.) The University must therefore reserve the right to vary the content and delivery of programmes, to discontinue programmes (or elements within them), or to introduce new programmes (or elements within them), if such action is considered to be necessary by the University College at any time (or for any other reason beyond the control of the University College). Changes may occur before or after enrolment.
4. All offers of places made by the University are made on the basis that the University expects to provide the programme in the intended year of enrolment. In the unlikely event that it proves necessary to cancel a student’s choice of programme, or materially alter the nature or content of a student’s choice of programme, the University will endeavour to offer the student a place on a similar programme, if possible. However, the University College cannot accept liability for any loss, distress or inconvenience caused by the cancellation or alteration of a student’s chosen programme for the reasons mentioned at 3 above.
5. A condition of enrolment is that all students are required to abide by the University’s Regulations,and the regulations governing their academic programme (for example, these include rules about academic assessment and progression, student appeals against academic failure, the University’s rules for good conduct and student discipline, Library and IT regulations, health and safety rules, etc); the contents are incorporated in these terms and conditions by reference. A student should be aware that he/she may be excluded from the University under these Regulations. Copies of the Regulations will be available for inspection at enrolment and on the University College’s website and internal computerised managed learning environment ‘LearningSpace’.
6. Information supplied by a student at enquiry, enrolment and otherwise supplied by a student to the University will be used by the University’s central administrative offices, its library, and its facilities for administrative purposes only, in accordance with the University’s registration 117under the Data Protection Act, some information held about you by your institution will be sent to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This forms your HESA record, which contains mainly coded information including ethnicity and disability data. Your record, or parts of it, will be passed to those of the following bodies that require it to carry out their statutory functions in relation to the funding of education:
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) National Assembly for Wales (NAW) Scottish Executive (SE)Department for Employmentand Learning,Northern Ireland (DEL(NI)) Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Department of Health (DH) Research Councils (RCs).
The data in your record will be used in anonymised form, primarily for statistical analysis by HESA and the above bodies. This use may result in the publication and release of data to other approved users, which may include academic researchers and commercial bodies. Your record will not be used by HESA or any of the above bodies in a way that would affect you individually. You may wish to note that your contact details will not be made available to HESA and that precautions are taken to minimize the risk of identification of individuals from the published and released data. None of the above bodies will be able to use the data provided to HESA in order to contact you. When you qualify, further data about you will be collected and information on how this will be used will be provided at that time. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to a copy of the data held about you by HESA, for a small fee. If you have any concerns about, or objections to, the use of data for these purposes, please contact HESA by writing to 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ.
7. The University must assume that a student enrolling for a programme of study is aware of the scale of fees and charges relating to that programme including any tuition fees payable by the student, and that the student understands that should his/her sponsor (if appropriate) fail to pay due fees and charges, then the student will be personally liable to pay them to the University.
8. In the event that any term, condition or provision set out in the University’s Prospectus, the University’s Regulations, Programme Regulations, or these terms and conditions, is held to be invalid or unlawful, then such term, condition or provision will be withdrawn from the contract between a student and the University without prejudice to the remaining terms and conditions which shall continue to be valid.
9. All offers and subsequent contracts will only be valid against evidence of the prescribed level of entry qualifications being obtained by the potential student before registration of a programme. The University unreservedly declares null and void any offer, invitation to treat, or contract where this obligation is not met.