Students

Admissions

The admissions policy document sets out the policy that drives the DMU admissions decision making process, showing how it seeks to ensure fairness, transparency and consistency across the institution.

It explains the value we place on various qualifications, the policy on applicants under age and for those with disabilities, how to issue feedback, how to deal with applicants with criminal convictions etc, and also contains the admissions regulations pertaining to applicants.

Student names

The student names policy covers background on the use of names and name changes under UK law, how the names of individuals will be collected, stored and accessed by the university.

It includes how to notify the organisation of change of name and any evidence of name that may be required. It provides guidance on name changing processes and conventions operating in the UK.

Student regulations

The general regulations and procedures affecting students explains the rules and regulations which apply to all DMU students including student discipline, payment of fees, examination regulations, extenuating circumstances, academic appeals and health and safety policy.

The  academic regulations for the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree schemes, cover programme structure, assessments and progression and final award classification. Regulation changes are available in the digest.

The student complaints procedure details DMU's formal complaints procedure.

Students' rights and responsibilities: our shared expectations

At DMU we aim to promote a culture where everyone is treated with respect. We all need to acknowledge and celebrate our successes and take responsibility for, and learn from, our mistakes. If we embrace these values, all members of our community will have the opportunity to develop as individuals and to benefit from a positive university experience.

To help us foster this community spirit and co-operative approach, DMU has a number of formal statements which set out what you can expect from the university, and what expectations are placed on you.

Learning, teaching and assessment strategy

De Montfort University's Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy for 2007-12 builds upon strategic principles namely, the need to support students in the transition to higher education; a varied learning, teaching and assessment diet; programme integrity; employability and creativity; and inclusivity and diversity.

Each faculty is responsible for producing its own set of annual learning and teaching priorities within the framework provided by the university LTAS.

University guidance - staff studying.

Criminal convictions

At De Montfort University (DMU) the safety of staff and student population and the local community is of the utmost importance. Therefore; as part of our duty of care to these groups, the university asks applicants to disclose information about any unspent criminal convictions at the point the applicant accepts an offer to study at DMU. The university will continue to contact applicants where no response has been received through the admissions process in order to confirm the status prior to registration.

While the university needs to be made aware of relevant criminal convictions in order to make a risk assessment, declaration of such a conviction will not necessarily prevent applicants from studying at the university. The university will consider all relevant factors, including but not limited to, the nature of the offence and the proposed programme of study in assessing associated risks.

Applicants will be required to notify the university in writing, usually via a webform or email, whether they have any unspent criminal convictions or not; and where a declaration of a criminal conviction is made, the details will be required. Information provided will be handled in confidence, and in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

Convictions with a sentence of four years or less will become spent after a certain period of time. This period is known as a ‘rehabilitation period’. Its length depends on how severe the penalty was.  Further information about spent and unspent convictions can be found in the relevant section of the gov.uk website www.gov.uk/exoffenders-and-employment (as these time limits may be subject to change applicants should satisfy themselves that they are complying with current requirements).

See the 2018 Student Admissions Policy.

 
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