Keele Academic Regulations and Policies

These regulations and policies apply to all members of the University, including students. The regulations govern the academic functions of the University and form the framework for learning, teaching and assessment and other aspects of the student experience. They provide direction at a more detailed level than the Statutes and Ordinances. The regulations are established and amended by Senate.

The University has reserved the right to make changes each year which bind all members of the University, including students.  Any amendments to the Regulations implemented during the current academic year are listed, along with a brief overview, within the section above “New & Updated Regulations”.

The Regulations are part of the formal contract between the University and its students. Students – you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with relevant sections at the start of your studies and consult the Regulations at appropriate intervals during your studies.

In order to aid navigation, the regulations have been arranged into sections below.

Alternatively, click on the Index of Academic Regulations link, to get a list of all Regulations.

For September 2018 the Regulations have been reorganised into a new structure; regulations have been given a new number and, in some cases, a new title. To support members of the university in becoming familiar with the new numbers we have created a helpful guide for looking up the new regulations using their former title and/or number. You can find this guide here‌.

Section A - Student Pre-Arrival

The regulation(s) and policies in this section set out the requirements placed on students before their arrival at the University. The regulations and policies continue to apply to students once they are registered at the University. The regulations and policies with this section contain important information for about admissions and immigration. 

 

Section B - Student Rights and Responsibilities

The regulations and policies in this section set out the rights and responsibilities given to students registered at the university. These include behavioural and discipline requirements, and the action(s) the Unviersity can take if they are breached. The regulations and policies in this section also set out the procedures that students can use to take a leave of absence, submit an academic appeal or make a formal complaint.

 

Section C - Academic Programme Regulations

The regulations and policies in this section set out the requirements governing admission of students to all programmes of study offered by the University, and the terms and obligations which apply to registered students. The regulations and policies in this section contain important information such as the award and structure, module and credit requirements, and academic failure for all programmes. 

 

Section D - Assessment, Progression and Achievement

The regulations and policies in this section set out the rules governing programme examinations and assessments, student progression and degree classifications. These regulations and policies also contain important information about academic misconduct and missing assessment deadlines.

 

Section E - Quality and Standards

The regulations and policies in this section set out the standards and quality assurance requirements places on degree programmes at the University. The regulations and policies also contains important information about placements, prior learning and collaborative programmes.