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.

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.

Student Pregnancy Policy

Student pregnancy policy (.pdf)


Whistle-blowing policy for students (.pdf)

Intellectual Property Policy 

Intellectual Property Policy for Non-Research Students (.pdf)

Social Media

DMU Social Media Community Guidelines

Student Social Media Policy  - (.pdf) updated September 2019

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

Under 18s policy

Policy for managing students who are under 18 on enrolment (.pdf)

Fitness to Practice Procedure

Health & Life Sciences Fitness to Practice Procedure (.pdf)

General regulations and procedures affecting students 2019/20

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.

Glossary (.pdf)

Chapter one (.pdf) - entry, registration and student status

Chapter one (.pdf)  - entry, registration and student status - annexes

Chapter two (.pdf) - student discipline

Chapter two (.pdf)  - student discipline - annexes

Chapter three (.pdf) - provision for students whose behaviour causes concern

Chapter three (.pdf) - annexes

Chapter four (.pdf) - academic offences

Chapter four (.pdf) - annexes

Chapter five (.pdf) - deferral of assessment on grounds of extenuating circumstances

Chapter six (.pdf) - regulations for candidates sitting internally set De Montfort University examinations

Chapter seven (.pdf) - student personal data: capture, retention or disposal

Chapter eight (.pdf) - students' right of appeal against assessment board or Higher Degrees Committee decisions

Chapter nine (.pdf) - Health and Safety Policy

Chapter ten (.pdf)  - access to university premises

Chapter eleven (.pdf) - disruption of service

Chapter twelve (.pdf) - intellectual property rights

Chapter thirteen (.pdf)  - insurance

Chapter fourteen  - code of practice on freedom of speech within De Montfort University

Chapter fifteen  - university employment of its students: security aspects

Chapter sixteen  - 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


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