University Regulations, Policies & Procedures

This page contains the regulations, policies and procedures, including the Common Credit Framework which underpin the governance and management of all courses offered by the University.

Enrolment on to a University course is conditional upon students agreeing to familiarise themselves and complying with all University regulations and policies as listed on this page.

Handbook of Academic Regulations

All key changes to the handbook are detailed within the schedule of changes (PDF).

If you are a current student and you have queries or require further details please contact your Faculty Registry Office.

Download the complete Handbook of Academic Regulations (PDF).

Download PDFs for each of the sections below:

Part 1 Context 

Section 1 Introduction (PDF)

Section 2 Statutes and Principles (PDF)

Part 2 Admissions Regulations for Taught Courses

Section 3 Admissions Regulations for Taught Courses (PDF)

Section 4 Recognition of Prior Learning (APL) Regulations (PDF)

Part 3 Assessment Regulations for Taught Courses

Section 5 General Regulations (PDF)

Section 6 Coursework Assessment Regulations (PDF)

Section 7 Examinations: Regulations for students, staff and invigilators (PDF)

Section 8 Individual Examination and Assessment Arrangements (PDF)

Section 9 Viva Voce Examinations (PDF)

Section 10 Academic Misconduct Regulations (PDF)

Section 11 Mitigating Circumstances (MCs) Regulations (PDF)

Mitigating Circumstances Board Terms of Reference (PDF)

Section 12 Marking Moderation and External Scrutiny (PDF)

Marking, Moderation and External Scrutiny Process Chart (PDF)

Part 4 Assessment Boards for Taught Courses

Section 13 The Determination of Results - The Role of External Examines (PDF)

Section 14 The Operation of Assessment Boards (PDF)

Section 15 Publication of Results (PDF)

Section 16 Academic Appeal Regulations (PDF)

Academic Appeal Process Chart (PDF)

Part 5 Module Framework for Taught Courses

Section 17 Framework for Undergraduate Courses (PDF)

Section 18 Framework for Postgraduate Courses (PDF)

Section 18 Framework for Postgraduate Courses (PDF) – students who commenced studies pre-2017–18 and are awaiting final results in October 2017

Section 19 Framework for Study Abroad and Exchange Students (PDF)

Part 6 Conferment for Taught Courses

Section 20 Regulations for the Conferment of Awards of the University of Westminster (PDF)

Part 7 Definitions

Section 21 Definitions (PDF)

Part 8 Appendices

Appendix A (PDF)

Appendix B (PDF)

Student Code of Conduct

Student Disciplinary Regulations

The Student Code of Conduct sets out the University's expectations in relation to behaviour on site. All students must familiarise themselves with this code of conduct.

Any breach of the Student Code of Conduct may be treated as a disciplinary matter, under the University's Student Disciplinary Procedure.

Students pursuing complaints through the University's Student Complaints Procedure should also ensure that they are aware of the related Unacceptable Behaviour Policy.

Fitness to Study Procedure

Where a student’s behaviour is recognised as the result of issues relating to the student's health or well-being, the Fitness to Study Procedure (PDF) may be used as an alternative to disciplinary procedures.

Fitness for Registration and Practice Regulations

The University has a particular responsibility in respect of students who are following a programme of study leading to a professional qualification which is registrable with a professional, or statutory or regulatory body, and where such registration is a pre-requisite to practise that profession.  

The Fitness for Registration and Practice Regulations may be used where:

(a) the student has been found guilty of academic misconduct under the University’s Academic Misconduct regulations or a disciplinary offence under the University’s Student Disciplinary regulations; or 

(b) the student demonstrates behaviour and/or health issues which do not constitute misconduct under the terms of the University’s Academic Misconduct or Student Disciplinary regulations, but raise issues of their fitness for registration and practise; and, 

(c) there is a legal obligation to inform the professional, statutory or regulatory body about the matters covered by (a) and (b), or in the judgment of the Vice-Chancellor it would be in the public interest to do so. 

Please refer to the Fitness Registration and Practice Regulations (PDF) for full details. 

university of westminster students union logo

Students' Union

Find out about and get involved with the Students' Union.