Student support-related policies
A quick guide to inputting registers
The following is a step by step quick reference guide on how to input attendance registers directly into Faculty Services.
Appeals (taught students)
Definitive procedure for students on taught programmes or modules to appeal against the results of University examinations and assessments.
Attendance code of practice (taught students)
Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions. The University is clear about its expectations of students and in the information that schools provide to students to enable them to attend regularly.
Cheating, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated coursework and malpractice in University assessments (taught students)
Cheating and plagiarism, fraud and malpractice are taken very seriously. The procedure described here applies to all taught students and for those with taught elements within their research degrees.
We do not wish to prevent those with criminal records from benefitting from higher education. This has to be balanced with providing a safe environment in which to work and study.
The University needs to process certain information about its employees, students and other individuals. In so doing, the University must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
Dignity and mutual respect
This policy explains the expected behaviour at the University. It tells you what to do if you feel you are being bullied, harassed or victimised, or if you witness any inappropriate behaviour.
Disabled postgraduate research students: guide for examiners
Postgraduate research students with a disability may have particular needs in relation to the viva process.
Engagement monitoring (attendance)
This document includes policy, guidance and examples of good practice in relation to attendance monitoring by staff in schools.
Engagement monitoring FAQs
To help you find the information you need to manage the revised engagement monitoring guidance, we’ve collated some frequently asked questions covering key themes and concerns.
Equality and inclusion
Inclusiveness is one of the core University values. This framework explains how we will incorporate inclusiveness throughout our cultures, business and day-to-day organisational practice.
Fitness to practice
This relates to students registered on programmes leading to award by relevant statutory bodies in medicine, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, radiography, other healthcare professions and teaching.
Laptop loans for students
If students are experiencing difficulties accessing the online or digital aspects of their learning they should discuss this with their Academic Personal Tutor and/or SES student support team to establish the nature of the difficulty and explore solutions.
Mitigating circumstances letters and letters of attendance at counselling
The Student Counselling team may provide letters of support for students claiming mitigating circumstances, or letters confirming attendance for counselling.
Muslim prayer room
The Green Room is the designated campus prayer room, washroom and common room available to all Muslim students and staff.
Ordinances define the qualifications the University awards and the associated regulations. They form part of the University Constitution.
Parents or carers
The policy describes the University's approach to supporting students who care for children or dependent adults.
Peer monitoring policy
This paper encourages schools to consider introducing such schemes at School-level to support students induction and transition through various stages and levels of their studies.
Personal tutorials offered by academic staff in schools are an integral part of the pastoral and academic support for all students on taught programmes.
Placement and study abroad - student support
Students on placements or studying abroad continue to be Leeds students and we continue to provide support to them. Some aspects of support may differ from that provided in Leeds.
Pregnant students and students with very young children
This policy describes the University's approach to supporting students who are pregnant, adopting or have very young children. It provides guidance to students and staff who may advise their students.
Proof-reading (taught components)
This policy, intended for the guidance of students and academic staff, relates to the proof-reading of any text to be submitted as part of academic course work, including dissertations.
Referred students (taught)
Students can be 'referred' if they have seriously or repeatedly failed examinations. In some instances it is possible for a student to be excluded from the University without previous warning.
Our institutional timetable is set to accommodate religious observance where possible. Sometimes issues feel or become more complex at an individual school or service level.
Risk assessment of fieldwork
Fieldwork is an essential part of University teaching and research, enabling and inspiring many staff and students academic and personal development.
Students who have concerns or complaints about their academic provision, student experience or how they feel they are being treated should follow the student complaints procedure.
Student Staff Forums
Student Staff Partnership Forums (SSPFs) are an important formal channel of communication and provide the opportunity for students and staff to work in partnership on matters relating to student education.