Academic Regulations 2023-24

Academic Regulations 2023-24

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 see below.

Academic Regulations 2023-24 for postgraduate courses

Academic Regulations 2023-24 for undergraduate courses


Student Handbook

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Handbook summarises important University information for all higher education courses at Leeds Arts University. You will find the relevant Student Handbook here:

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 your course eStudio pages (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.

Academic Appeal Procedure
Academic Engagement Policy and Procedure
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) 2023-24
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
Request for Suspension of Studies Form (Undergraduate)
Request for Suspension of Studies Form (Postgraduate)
Request for Withdrawal Form (Undergraduate)
Request for Withdrawal Form (Postgraduate)

Other important documents

Academic Integrity Statement
Extenuating Circumstances Panel Dates 2023-24
Guidance for Changing Courses or Changing Modes Processes
Guidance on Reasonable Adjustments
HESA Student Collection Notice 2023-24 
Recording of Photographic Still and Moving Images on University Premises
Student Access to University Premises
Student Charter 2023-24 
Terms and Conditions for Higher Education Students 2023-24
What Equality Law Means for You as a Student in Further or Higher Education
Applicant and Student Name Change Guidance