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Student regulations and policies

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An explanation of the rules and regulations which apply to all DMU students including student discipline, payment of fees, examination regulations, extenuating circumstances, academic appeals, health and safety policy, and undergraduate and postgraduate scheme and regulations.



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Academic regulations for taught programmes

Regulations governing the university's undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes which cover assessment and reassessment, progression, and calculation of final award. Queries relating to the academic regulations should be directed to the Department of Academic Quality.

Fitness to Practice Procedure

Health & Life Sciences Fitness to Practice Procedure 

Intellectual Property Policy 

Intellectual Property Policy for Non-Research Students 

Research Degree Regulations

Research Degree Regulations 21/22

Research Degree Regulations 20/21 


Student health and wellbeing

DMU Handbook

DMU Handbook  - an introduction to DMU and the services open to our students.

Health and safety

Health and Safety Policy 

Smoking at Work Policy  - This policy applies to staff, students, visitors, contractors and members of the public.


#HealthyDMU policy


DMU Safeguarding Policy

Support for trans, gender fluid and non-binary students

Policy on Support and Procedures for Trans, Gender Fluid and Non-Binary Students and Staff

Student disability policy

Student Disability Policy


Student Pregnancy Policy

Student pregnancy, maternity, second carer (paternity) or adoption policy 

Under 18s policy

Policy for managing students who are under 18 on enrolment 

Student conduct

Dignity and respect

Policy on dignity and respect

No Space for Hate

NSFH Policy

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Unnacceptable behaviour policy

Unacceptable Behaviour Policy


Communication with third parties

Communication with Third Parties Policy

Data Protection 

If you want to understand how we process your personal data, and our legal basis for doing so, please refer to our Privacy Notice: 

Data Protection at DMU

Social Media

DMU Social Media Community Guidelines

Student Social Media Policy  


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Whistle-blowing policy for students 


General regulations and procedures affecting students 2021/22

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. Queries relating to the general regulations and procedures affecting students, detailed below, should be directed to the Academic Support Office.


Chapter one  - Entry, registration and Student Status

Chapter one (annexes)

Chapter two  - Student Discipline

Chapter two (annexes)

Chapter three  - Support to Study

Chapter three (annexes)

Chapter four  - Academic offences and bad academic practice

Chapter four (annexes)

Chapter five  - Deferral of assessments on grounds of extenuating circumstances 

Chapter six  - Regulations for candidates sitting internally set De Montfort University examinations

Chapter seven  - Student personal data: capture, retention and disposal

Chapter eight  - Students’ right of appeal against Assessment Board or Research Degrees Committee decisions

Chapter nine  - The Student Complaint Procedure

Chapter ten  - Health and Safety Policy

Chapter eleven  - Access to University premises

Chapter eleven (annexes) - Regulations for library and learning services

Chapter twelve  - Disruption of service

Chapter thirteen  - Intellectual property rights

Chapter fourteen  - Insurance

Chapter fifteen  - Code of practice on freedom of speech within De Montfort University

Chapter sixteen  - University employment of its Students: security aspects 

Chapter seventeen  - Principles governing the introduction of changes to regulations

General regulations archive

Student regulations: 2013-14

Student regulations: 2014-15

Student regulations: 2015-16

Student regulations: 2016-17

Student regulations: 2017-18

Student regulations: 2018-19

Student regulations: 2019-20

Student regulations: 2020-21