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General Regulations

The Regulations set out in this section and any further Regulation made with the approval of the Board of Governors and/or the Academic Board of Coventry University must be observed strictly. The Board of Governors and the Academic Board reserve the right to introduce new Regulations or amend the existing Regulations at any time.

Your undertaking to comply with them is a condition of your enrolment as a student of the University.

Coventry University students on franchised courses are bound in full by these Regulations when in attendance at the University. When in attendance at partner colleges, such students remain bound by these Regulations except in relation to section 2: Code of Conduct, when local campus regulations shall apply.

Questions arising on the interpretation of any statement in these Regulations shall be resolved by the Group Registrar & Secretary. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the General Regulations and other information given to students, the General Regulations shall prevail.

Each section is available to view as a PDF document. Please ensure you use the correct version for your year of entry.

2016/17 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage between August 2016 and July 2017, and for those students undergoing any University procedure relating to modules taken within this period. If you have enrolled on a course stage since August 2017, the 2017/18 set of Regulations will apply.

2017/18 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage from August  2017 onwards.

General Regulations for 2016–17 and for 2017–18

Section 1: General Matters
General statement, Failure to disclose all relevant information, Fees payment, Discharging financial obligations, Cancellation of classes, Attendance, Progress on course, Examinations, Change of address, Change of name, Notification of absence, Withdrawal, Confidential information, Ownership of intellectual property rights, Students' Union, University's Liability

Section 2: Code of Conduct
General, Identification cards, Access control and CCTV systems, Safety regulations, Laser pointer pens, University property, Drugs, Noise disturbance and games, Display of posters, Smoking, Telephone calls, Recording of lectures, Care of personal property, Discipline, Disciplinary procedures

Appendix 1: Examinations and other Assessments: Responsibilities of Students

Appendix 2: Health and Safety: Student Responsibilities

Appendix 3: Library Regulations

Appendix 4: Code of Conduct for use of ICT Facilities

Appendix 5: Freedom of Speech: Principles and Code of Practice

Appendix 6: Statement on Equality and Diversity

Appendix 7: Student Disciplinary Procedures

Appendix 8: Policy Statement on the Use of Calculators in Examinations

Appendix 9: Policy Statement on the Use of Dictionaries in Examinations

Appendix 10A: Student Complaints Procedures

Appendix 10B: Non-Student Complaints Procedures  

Appendix 11: Students' Union Code of Practice

Appendix 12: Intellectual Property Rights Policy: Students