Policies and contracts
This page details the policies and contracts that may affect you as a student at Roehampton.
Policies and contracts relevant to your registration process
You will be asked to read, agree and sign some of these documents before you can register as a student. It is important that you read and understand your legal obligations.
- Student Contract – a legally binding agreement between the University and its students.
- Student Code of Conduct – you have to sign this to become a fully registered student.
- Under 18s Policy – covering the safety of people under the age of 18, including students of the University and other young people who are on University or College premises.
- Parent/Guardian Agreement – an agreement signed by parents/guardians of students under the age of 18.
- Student Charter (the University of Roehampton Partnership) - a joint statement of mutual intentions and expectations from the University and the Roehampton Students’ Union
Policies to ensure your safety and the safety of others
Roehampton has a legal obligation to ensure your safety and the safety of other students and staff. These are policies that affect you while you are a student:
If you are involved in an accident, dangerous occurrence or near miss, you must complete an Accident Report Form.
Other Policies and Guidelines
There is a legal requirement for the University to have certain policies in place. The following policies provide members of the Roehampton community with clear guidelines.
- Alcohol Policy – covering student consumption of alcohol both on and off campus.
- Data Protection – covering the University's responsibility to recognise the need for the security of personal information and the rights of individuals to gain access to that same information.
- Disability Policy - outlining the University's commitment to treat disabled staff and students fairly
- Drugs Policy – covering substance use and misuse by students.
- Fitness to Study Policy - designed to help manage inappropriate behaviour and to enable students to progress through university.
- Freedom of Information – covering the University's responsibility to be open and transparent in its recording and provision of information.
- Mental Health Policy – guidance on student mental health, what to do if a friend is experiencing mental ill health, and dealing with a crisis situation.
- Non-Smoking Policy (PDF) - covering the University's commitment to provide a smoke-free environment
- Sensitive Issues (PDF) - guidelines covering how to deal with sensitive issues
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