Academic Regulations 2016-17


We are delighted to announce that the College has been granted the power to award its own degrees. This means that whilst all our degrees will continue to be designed, delivered and assessed by the College we will no longer need to use an external validating body in order to award our degrees.  The Regulations and accompanying policies and other doumentation accessible via this page are applicable to those who have enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course awarded by Leeds College of Art.

This page of the Student Portal provides you with important information about your course and the College. You should make yourself familiar with the contents of all documents on this page. If you are in doubt about any aspect of the information presented, including requiring clarification of any points within the regulations, you should consult somebody from your course team.

Academic Regulations

The Academic Regulations 2016-17 (the Regulations) provide a definitive source for the formally-approved academic regulations of the College. These regulations apply to students who are enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course awarded by Leeds College of Art. These regulations should not be read in isolation. It is important that students read them in conjunction with other documents available on the Student Portal, including Student Handbooks, Course and Module Specifications and the policies and procedures set out below.

Student Handbook

Your Student Handbook Section 1 concentrates on specific course matters. This section of the Student Handbook tells you about your course and how you can make the best use of your opportunities whilst studying here (you will find the Student Handbook Section 1 on your programme's page under Our Courses).

Student Handbook Section 2 The College provides you with important information for all higher education programmes at Leeds College of Art. For information on your specific programme, you should refer to Section 1.

Programme Information

Your Student Handbook Section 1 concentrates on specific programme matters. This section of the Student Handbook tells you about your programme and how you can make the best use of your opportunities whilst studying here.

The Module specifications outline the aims and objectives of each module that you will study, including module content, credit values and assessment methods.

The Programme 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 the above documents on your programme's page under Our Courses)

College Information

The Student Charter summarises your rights and responsibilities as a member of the College Community.

The Student Engagement Strategy details the ways in which the College and the Students' Union provide opportunities for students to engage with their learning and provide feedback.

The Health & Safety Pocket Guide provides guidelines on how to remain safe and healthy whilst studying at the College.  The document emphasises that everybody has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of themselves and others when carrying out any activity.

Our Guidelines on Student Cards and access to College premises provide information on student cards and entering and leaving College buildings. All students are issued with a student card which is valid for the entire duration of study at the College. The student card serves a number of functions, including library loan and entering and leaving College premises. All students are required to carry the card at all times when on College premises.

Guidelines on the College position regarding the recording of photographic still and moving images on College premises

The Work Experience Guidelines offer advice on work experience and explain what students can expect as part of their main programme of study and other opportunities outside of their programme of study.

The Student Communication Guidelines relates to how the College communicates to and with our students.

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria are used by your tutors when assessing your work. Using these criteria as a guide, your tutors will consider how well you have achieved the learning outcomes on the brief. The criteria are as follows:

Important Dates 

Examination and Progression Board Dates 2016-17

Extenuating Circumstances Panel Meetings and Deadline Dates 2016-17

Policies and Procedures