Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences course information is correct at the time of publication. Given the passage of time, however, between publication and the academic year to which it relates, some of the information may change. It is very important therefore that you check the University’s website www.keele.ac.uk before making an application to the University, as some details relating to the course and the status of any validation process, the fees and other costs, as well as related services, may have been updated.
The University will do all that it reasonably can to provide educational services as described in printed documentation, on the website, or in other documents issued by it, to appropriately enrolled students. Sometimes circumstances beyond the control of the University mean that it cannot provide the educational services described. Examples of such circumstances include:
(a) industrial action by University staff or third parties
(b) the unanticipated departure of key members of University staff
(c) power failure
(d) acts of terrorism
(e) damage to buildings or equipment
(f) the acts of any governmental or local authority;
(g) [the demands of the timetable and the availability of academic staff in respect of possible optional subjects]
(h) where the numbers recruited to a course are so low that it is not possible to deliver an appropriate quality of education for students enrolled on it.
In these circumstances, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and to those students who are affected by, for example, offering those students the opportunity where reasonably possible to move to another course, another institution or by delivering a modified version of the same course, but to the full extent that is possible under the general law the University excludes liability for any loss and/or damage suffered by any applicant or student as a result of those circumstances.
The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver the course in accordance with the description applied to it in the University’s publications (as up-dated from time to time on the website or elsewhere) for the academic year in which you begin the course. However, the University will be entitled to make reasonable changes to the course (including to the content and syllabus of the course where developments in the subject area and/or accrediting bodies make that necessary, or to the location of the course or the method of delivery or assessment of the course) where that will enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students enrolled on the course. In making any such changes, the University will aim to keep the changes to the minimum necessary to achieve the required quality of experience and will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required. If the University changes your course and you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.