information for students and applicants
You may already have a printed prospectus which we've produced to give you an overview of your course. Our prospectus is created well in advance of the academic year and will reflect the course information as it was at that time.
To get up-to-date material information about your course you can view our courses online.
Your contract with Leeds Beckett University
If we offer you a place to study at our university and you accept that offer, a contract will be formed between you and our university. The terms and conditions of that contract are set out in the Student Contract.
The terms contained within the Student Contract, together with the Academic Regulations, course specifications, codes of practice, policies, procedures, Student Protection Plan and Student Transfer Plan listed in Schedule 1 of the Student Contract, will govern the relationship between our university and you. By accepting an offer to study at our university you agree to abide by the terms of the Student Contract. You can find more information below.
Details of the course fees and any other costs relating to individual courses will be advertised pre-application online via our university’s online prospectus and within the offer letter provided to applicants. Assuming there are no breaks in your period of study, the course fees notified to you in your offer letter will remain unchanged for the duration of your course.
Each year, the Board of Governors reviews the course fees for courses commencing in the following academic year. Where the course fees may or will rise in future years, this will be communicated at the earliest possible opportunity to applicants and students returning to courses after a period of suspension and will only commence from the beginning of an academic year. Our university will only increase annual course fees in line with inflation, as calculated in line with the Retail Price Index and as approved by the Board of Governors. These will be no more than the relevant Government cap or limitation on such tuition fee increases. In the event you are a student returning to study after a period of suspension and are adversely affected by any increase in course fees, you have the option to terminate your contract with our university.
You are entitled to cancel the Student Contract within 14 days of the date of accepting a place to study at our university. To do so you must, within the relevant 14-day period, inform our university of your intention to cancel the Student Contract. A cancellation form is available for this purpose. Where you have cancelled the Student Contract within this period you will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid to that point. You should seek advice from Student Services or the Student Union Advice Service as to the implications for any funding via the Student Loans Company or other bodies.
In each year of your course you are also entitled to withdraw within 14 days from the date that teaching begins on your course. To do so you must, within the relevant 14-day period, inform our university of your intention to withdraw. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students should contact their School office. Research students should contact The Graduate School. A cancellation form is available for this purpose. Completed forms should be submitted before the relevant 14-day period expires. Where you have withdrawn within this period you will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid to that point. You should seek advice from Student Support or the Student Union Advice Service as to the implications for any funding via the Student Loans Company or other bodies.
If you wish to withdraw after this period, you must do so in writing to the university, by completing the withdrawal process outlined in the Withdrawal Policy and Procedures. Whether any refund is due to you, and the amount of any refund, will be dependent on the nature of your course and the date of your withdrawal. Please refer to the Withdrawal Policy and Procedures for further information on this.
All registered universities are required to have in place and publish a student protection plan approved by the Office for Students (OfS) to address how it will respond to the occurrence of certain events which may have an impact on your continuation and completion of study.
Leeds Beckett University’s Student Protection Plan sets out potential risks required to be assessed under the Office for Students regulatory framework which, if they were to arise during your studies, may have an impact on your continuation of study. These risks have been assessed as low risk in our current plan (V1. 1. 3 July 2019).
Examples of events which may trigger the Student Protection Plan include discontinuance of a course or material components of a course, one or more locations at which our university delivers courses are no longer available, or if our university is no longer able to recruit or teach a particular type of student. The Student Protection Plan will only be triggered by our university if such events may have an impact on your continuation of study. If it is triggered, students likely to be affected will be contacted to consider the measures planned to mitigate the impact on the continuation and quality of study. Discontinuance of courses or modes of study is usually dealt with by teaching out the course or mode of study.
Our Student Protection Plan has been developed in consultation with the Students’ Union and has been approved by the Office for Students.
The Student Protection Plan: A Guide for Students, provides you with information about the Student Protection Plan. Detailed guidance on the plan is also provided below.
A copy of Leeds Beckett University’s Student Protection Plan, approved by the Office for Students and updated V1.1. 1 August 2019 is available below:
All registered providers of higher education in England are required to publish student transfer arrangements for incoming and outgoing transfers in accordance with the Higher Education Research Act 2017 and the Office for Students’ Regulatory Framework 2018.
The purpose of Leeds Beckett University’s Student Transfer Plan is to facilitate:
- For Leeds Beckett students, transfer to a different course (transfer within our university) or to another provider (outgoing transfer);
- For students from other registered providers, transfer into Leeds Beckett University (incoming transfer); and
- Student transfer arising from a need to implement a Student Protection Plan to facilitate the continuation and quality of study for students.
Leeds Beckett University’s Student Transfer Plan below sets out our arrangements for students to transfer and provides links to further relevant information and support available.
Our university's Legal Services Team are responsible for managing student complaints and provide advice to staff and students on the complaints procedure.
- Applicant complaints
If you are an applicant and have a complaint about the admissions process, you should use the Admissions Complaints Procedure.
- Student complaints
If you have a complaint about our university not related to the admissions process, then you should use the Student Complaints Procedure.
Both procedures are designed to resolve complaints as promptly and fairly as possible. If, having followed the relevant procedure to completion, you are still unsatisfied, in many circumstances you have the right to refer your complaint to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.
We are committed to supporting our students to enable them to achieve. We provide this support through a number of strategies, all of which aim to provide our students with a supportive learning environment. Our Student Attendance Policy sets out our requirements in relation to attendance, whilst recognising our responsibilities, and the responsibilities of our students in the implementation of this Policy.
We are committed to providing a high-quality learning and teaching experience for all students. This can only be achieved if members of the community live and work beside each other in an environment which promotes respect. We expect our students to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which demonstrates respect for our university, its students and staff, and members of the wider community and in ways that are responsible and considerate as we work to sustain a supportive, safe, inclusive community for active learning and the building of skills for life.
Our Student Charter sets out how we can all work together to understand and fulfil our commitments and reciprocal expectations of one another. The Student Code of Conduct provides a framework in which we can work with students to maintain satisfactory standards of conduct and to encourage improvement where necessary.
Our university is committed to ensuring all students receive a high-quality educational experience in a way that protects both students and staff. We have identified an appropriate mix of online and face-to-face content for each subject, reflecting what will maximise learning as well as supporting more vulnerable learners and enabling our university as a whole to minimise transmission risk.
Further information about our university’s response to the pandemic can be found on our dedicated regularly updated webpage and in email communications sent to you. The 20/21 entry course specifications and material information documents available on our courses web pages will be updated to provide applicable information about changes being made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As these summaries are available, they will be published under the relevant subject on our courses webpages and emailed to you.
Our Student Regulations page provides more information about your responsibilities during your time at Leeds Beckett University, as well as other resources and guidance you may need.
You'll also need to be aware of, and comply with, current university policies.