Keele academic regulations and policies index
These regulations and policies apply to all members of the University, including students. The regulations govern the academic functions of the University and form the framework for learning, teaching and assessment and other aspects of the student experience. They provide direction at a more detailed level than the Statutes and Ordinances. The regulations are established and amended by Senate.
The University has reserved the right to make changes each year which bind all members of the University, including students. Any amendments to the Regulations implemented during the current academic year are listed Regulations changes summary - 2022/23, along with a brief overview.
The Regulations are part of the formal contract between the University and its students. Students – you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with relevant sections at the start of your studies and consult the Regulations at appropriate intervals during your studies.
In order to aid navigation, the regulations have been arranged into sections below.
The Regulations can be downloaded here as a single PDF file for ease of reference. Note that this is a printed copy - the master version is always the online version. Full text: Regulations.
In September 2018 the Regulations were reorganised into a new structure; regulations were re-numbered and in some cases, re-titled. If access is required to a Regulation using the former title and/or number, a guide is available here.
The University Financial Regulations can be found here.
The regulation(s) and policies in this section set out the requirements placed on students before their arrival at the University. The regulations and policies continue to apply to students once they are registered at the University. The regulations and policies with this section contain important information for about admissions and immigration.
- Regulation A1: Visa and Immigration (formerly Regulation 6 in 2017/18)
The regulations and policies in this section set out the rights and responsibilities given to students registered at the university. These include behavioural and discipline requirements, and the action(s) the Unviersity can take if they are breached. The regulations and policies in this section also set out the procedures that students can use to take a leave of absence, submit an academic appeal or make a formal complaint.
- Regulation B1 - Student Discipline (Revised for 2020/21 to include Temporary Exclusion)
- Regulation B2 - Removed, now merged with Regulation B1
- Regulation B3 - Exceptional Circumstances (formerly Regulation 13 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B4 - Fitness To Study (formerly Regulation 10 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B5 - Fitness To Practice (formerly Regulation 18 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B6 - Academic Appeals (formerly Regulation 7 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B7 - Complaints (formerly Regulation 26 in 2017/18)
- Regulation B8 - Termination of Studies by the University
- Policy - Support to Study Policy
- Policy - Student Attendance and Engagement Policy
- Policy - Charging and Payment of Student Fees Policy
The regulations and policies in this section set out the requirements governing admission of students to all programmes of study offered by the University, and the terms and obligations which apply to registered students. The regulations and policies in this section contain important information such as the award and structure, module and credit requirements, and academic failure for all programmes.
- Regulation C1 - Maximum Periods Of Registration (formerly Ordinance IV in 2017/18)
- Regulation C2 - Foundation Year Programmes (New for 2020/21)
- Regulation C3 - Bachelors Degrees (formerly Regulation 1A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C4 - Intercalated Bachelor Degrees (formerly Regulation 1A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C5 - Medical Bachelors Degrees (formerly Regulation 1C in 2017/18)
- Regulation C6 - Integrated Masters Degrees (formerly Regulation 1F in 2017/18)
- Regulation C7 - Taught Postgraduate Degrees (formerly Regulation 2A in 2017/18)
- Regulation C8 - Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas (formerly Regulation 2B in 2017/18)
- Regulation C9 - Professional Doctorates (formerly Regulation 2C in 2017/18)
- Regulation C10 - Research Degrees (formerly Regulations 2D, 3A and 3B in 2017/18)
- Code of Practice - Postgraduate Research Degrees
The regulations and policies in this section set out the rules governing programme examinations and assessments, student progression and degree classifications. These regulations and policies also contain important information about academic misconduct and missing assessment deadlines.
- Regulation D1 - Assessment (formerly Regulation 8 in 2017/18)
- Regulation D2 - Progression And Classification Rules
- Regulation D3 - Boards Of Examiners (formerly Regulation 9 in 2017/18)
- Regulation D4 - Student Academic Misconduct (formerly Regulation 8 Section 12 2017/18)
- Regulation D5 - Module Condonement and Compensation
The regulations and policies in this section set out the standards and quality assurance requirements places on degree programmes at the University. The regulations and policies also contains important information about placements, prior learning and collaborative programmes.
- Regulation E1 - University Qualifications Framework (formerly Ordinance II in 2017/18)
- Regulation E2 - Programmes Documentation