Student Facing Policies and Procedures

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The following policies and procedures apply to registered students at the University of Salford (please click the individual policy/procedure for further information).  Information for staff can now be found on Staff Hub, please click here.

Policies, Procedures and Related Documentation

Academic Appeals

The Academic Appeals Procedure provides information about the process to follow if a student wishes to appeal against a decision reached by the Assessment Board or Postgraduate Research Award Board.  Appeals must be submitted within 10 working days of the date on their results letter.  The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone +44(0) 161 351 5400.

Resources for staff including template letters, forms and additional guidance are available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

To make enquiries regarding this procedure please email academicappeals@salford.ac.uk

Academic Misconduct

The Academic Misconduct Procedure provides information about the types of activity which constitute academic misconduct and how such matters will be dealt with by the University.  The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone +44(0) 161 351 5400.

Resources for staff including template letters, forms and additional guidance are available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

To make enquiries regarding this procedure please email academicmisconduct@salford.ac.uk

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

 

Applicant and Student Criminal Convictions

Assessment and Feedback

Attendance Monitoring for Tier 4 Sponsored Students

This policy is to be adhered to by the majority of Tier 4 students who are currently enrolled on a programme of study with the University of Salford. Tier 4 sponsored students would fall under the following categories:

  • Students who currently hold a Tier 4 visa;
  • Students holding student leave before the introduction of the Points Based System;
  • Students who have made an application for Tier 4 leave within the UK using a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number from the University of Salford and a decision on the application is outstanding;
  • Students who have made an application for Tier 4 leave within the UK using a CAS number from the University of Salford, have had their application refused and are currently undergoing an administrative review;
  • Students who have made an application for Tier 4 leave within the UK using a CAS number from the University of Salford, have had their application refused and are currently undergoing an appeal.

This policy does not currently apply to students sponsored under Tier 4 by the University of Salford who currently study on the following programmes:

  • Pre-Sessional English Study Programmes: Tier 4 students will be required to adhere to the attendance policy set and monitored by Salford Languages;
  • International Foundation Years: Tier 4 students will be required to adhere to the attendance policy set and monitored by Salford Languages.

Complaints

The Student Complaints Procedure applies to all registered students and outlines the process which should be used to raise a complaint about a service provided by the University and the process used when a complaint is received. Students are advised to read the Procedure in detail before submitting a complaint.  The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone  +44(0) 161 351 5400.

Resources for staff including template letters, forms and additional guidance are available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

To make enquiries regarding this procedure please email complaints@salford.ac.uk

Disciplinary

The Student Disciplinary Procedure outlines what types of activity constitutes student misconduct and how such matters will be dealt with by the University.  The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone +44(0) 161 351 5400. 

Related documents:

Resources for staff including template letters, forms and additional guidance are available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

To make enquiries regarding this procedure please email studentdisciplinary@salford.ac.uk

Engagement, Participation and Attendance

The Student Engagement, Interruption and Withdrawal Policy outlines the University's approach to supporting the development of students, a key aspect of which involves student engagement and participation.  If a student does not engage or participate, their registration may be at risk.   The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Policy.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone  +44(0) 161 351 5400.

Fitness to Practise

The Fitness to Practise Procedure relates to misconduct and/or professional unsuitability of students on programmes leading to professions regulated by Professional, Statutory & Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs), for example the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  It provides information on activity that might constitute professional misconduct and/or professional unsuitability, and how such matters will be dealt with by the University.  The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone  +44(0) 161 351 5400

Related Documents:

Resources for staff including template letters, forms and additional guidance are available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

To make enquiries regarding this procedure please email ftp@salford.ac.uk

Fitness to Study

 

Interruptions and Withdrawals

The Student Engagement, Interruption and Withdrawal Policy outlines regulations regarding Interruptions and Withdrawals.  In the first instance, students are required to discuss their intention to either interrupt or withdraw with their Personal Tutor/Programme Leader.

Requests to interrupt or withdraw can be submitted on line at the following link: https://sss.salford.ac.uk/

Guidance for staff is available via the Staff Hub https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/QEO/SitePages/StudentFacingPolicies.aspx.

Personal Mitigating Circumstances

The Personal Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) Procedure outlines the regulations governing personal mitigating circumstances, the procedure for submission of personal mitigating circumstances and how such circumstances will be considered by Schools.  PMC claims can be made online at the following link: https://sss.salford.ac.uk/

The University of Salford Students' Union (USSU) has an Advice Centre which is able to provide independent advice and support about this Procedure.  Students should contact advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk or telephone  +44(0) 161 351 5400.

Pregnancy, Maternity, New Parenthood and Adoption

Recommended Support Strategy Appeals

Risk, Review and Response

 

Student Charter

Student Code of Conduct

Student Vetting

Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)

If you have followed every stage of the University’s student procedures (e.g. Academic Appeals, Academic Misconduct, Complaints, Disciplinary, Fitness to Practise etc)and you are not satisfied with the outcome, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) which is the ombudsman for Higher Education may be able to undertake an independent review of your case.  You will need a letter from the University which states that you have completed the University’s internal complaints procedure.  Further information about the OIA’s scheme can be found at www.oiahe.org.uk.