Academic Regulations 2021-22

If the 2021-22 document you require is not available, please contact the Quality Office.


Academic Regulations 2021-22

The Academic Regulations provide a definitive source for the formally-approved regulations for students enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course awarded by Leeds Arts University. These regulations should not be read in isolation - it is important that you read them in conjunction with other documents available on Portal or eStudio, including Student Handbooks, Course and Module Specifications, and policies and procedures.  If you are in doubt about any aspect of the information presented, including requiring clarification of any points within the Academic Regulations, you should consult your course team. The Academic Regulations that are applicable to you depend on the course you are studying.

Please use the links below for the Academic Regulations - if the document you are looking for is not available, please contact the Quality Office on

Academic Regulations for postgraduate courses 2021-22

Academic Regulations for undergraduate courses 2021-22


Student Handbook

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Handbook summarises important University information for all higher education courses at Leeds Arts University.

Please use the links below for the Student Handbooks - if the document you are looking for is not available, please contact the Quality Office on

Postgraduate Student Handbook.
Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Course Information

The Course Specification provides information about what, when and how you will learn, including the expected standard of the award you are studying towards. You will find your Course Specification on the Our Courses page.

The Module Specifications outline the aims and objectives of each module that you will study, including module content, credit values and assessment. Your Course Handbook tells you about your course and how you can make the best use of your opportunities whilst studying here. Module Specifications and Course Handbooks are available to view on eStudio (internal only), alongside further details about your course, modules and assessment. 

Policies and Procedures

Please access the following policies within the relevant Academic Regulations above.

Academic Appeal Policy
Academic Misconduct Policy
Extenuating Circumstances Policy
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (Higher Education)

Please use the links below for the following policies and procedures - if the document you are looking for is not available, please contact the Quality Office on

Academic Appeal Procedure
Academic Engagement Policy
Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech and Expression
Data Protection Policy
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Ethics Policy
Fitness to Study Policy and Procedure
Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Bullying Policy
HE Academic Misconduct Procedure
HE Extenuating Circumstances Procedure

HE Student Complaints and Resolution Policy and Procedure
HE Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) 2021-22
Library Loan Policy
Refund and Compensation Policy
Smoking Policy
Student Alcohol and Drug Misuse Policy
Student Disciplinary Procedure 
Student Loan of Equipment Policy


Academic Appeal Form
Extenuating Circumstances Application Form
Request to Change Course Form (Undergraduate)
Request to Change Course or Mode of Study Form (Postgraduate)

Student Complaint Form 
Student Ethical Approval Form
Suspension Form (Undergraduate) [Link to be confirmed]
Withdrawal Form (Undergraduate) [Link to be confirmed]
Suspension Form (Postgraduate) [Link to be confirmed]
Withdrawal Form (Postgraduate)
 [Link to be confirmed]

Other important documents

Academic Integrity Statement
Extenuating Circumstances Panel Dates 2021-22
Guidance for changing courses or changing modes processes
Guidance on Reasonable Adjustments
HESA Student Collection Notice 2021-22 
Recording of photographic still and moving images on University premises
Student Access to University Premises
Student Charter 2021-22 
Terms and Conditions for Higher Education Students 2021-22
What equality law means for you as a student in further or higher education