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University of Bradford Student Contract

Part One: Terms and Conditions of Acceptance of Offer for the 2016/17 Academic Session

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This document sets out the terms and conditions which apply when you accept an offer of a place on a programme of study at the University of Bradford.

These terms and conditions represent an agreement between you and the University. It is your responsibility to read them and make sure you understand them. If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions, you should contact us by email at admissions@bradford.ac.uk before accepting the offer.

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Definitions

We/Us/Our means the University.

You/your means an applicant to the University who has accepted an offer of a place on a programme of study, and who has therefore entered into a contract with the University.

Contract means this agreement between you and us

Fee Status means your eligibility to pay home student tuition fees or overseas student tuition fees. Decisions on your fee status are based on the information you provide in your application regarding nationality and residence, and, in the case of undergraduate students, the residential category you select via UCAS. More information can be found here: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/tuition-fees/fee-assessment/.

Terms and Conditions means the clauses contained in this contract.

Applicant means a person who has submitted an application for a programme of study at the University of Bradford.

To Register means to accept the offer of a place on a programme of study and satisfy any conditions which we may impose for acceptance to the University.

To Enrol means to confirm a current activity status for the academic year 2015/16 and to agree to the terms and conditions set out in Part Two of the Student Contract.

Programme means programme of study.

Educational Services means tuition, learning opportunities, examination, assessment and other related services as shown in our prospectus, on our website and in the relevant programme literature.

Terms and Conditions of Acceptance of Offer

    1. By accepting the offer of a place on a University of Bradford programme, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you enrol with the University of Bradford as a student, you will also be required to agree to and accept the Student Contract Part Two: Terms and Conditions of Enrolment (see Appendix A).

    2. You will have received information about the University, including its facilities and its policies and procedures, and about the programme of study you have applied for before and during the application process. This might be in the form of our website, a hard copy prospectus or programme guide, or might be information passed to you at an Open Day or Applicant Visit Day.  We make every effort to ensure that information provided to you prior to you receiving your offer is fair and accurate at the time of publication.  However, it is prepared well in advance of the academic session to which it applies and therefore this information is issued for the general guidance of students looking to study at the University of Bradford rather than being definitive. Paragraphs 3 and 4 below explain to you why information about your programme might change and what we will do to inform you if it does change.

    3. We will use our best endeavours not to make any changes to our programmes, either before you start or during the academic year for which you enrol.  However, there are occasions where some changes may be necessary to assist and support the proper delivery of Educational Services.  The types of changes we might make to a programme include changes to title, content or location of delivery.  We would usually only make changes where they are:

      • advantageous for students, for example where a change will enable us to keep our teaching up to date with the latest research developments;
      • for the maintenance of academic standards, for example where a change is required to maintain compliance with the Quality Code; or

      • required to secure our good operation and legal or regulatory compliance, for example if a change is required to maintain or gain a Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body accreditation.

      We will inform you of any changes at the earliest opportunity, explaining the reason for the change.  We also maintain a register of changes.  

    4. We will also use our best endeavours to commit to running all the programmes we advertise and make offers for.  However, there are occasions when may need to discontinue or suspend a programme. For example, we may need to discontinue or suspend a programme if the number of students who have applied for the programme are insufficient to be viable, if there is a change to the law, regulatory framework or Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body requirement which we are unable to meet, or where academic approval has not been achieved.   If we do need to withdraw, discontinue or suspend a programme we will inform applicants as soon as possible, we will explain the reason for doing so and we will endeavour to offer you a suitable alternative programme.  You will also have the option to be released from this contract and, where you have paid any tuition fees in advance, to be made a full refund.
    5. Your offer of a place and any subsequent invitation to enrol are made on the basis that the information supplied in your application is true and complete, and that you hold the qualifications that you claim to hold. The offer will be deemed null and void if we discover that your application contains incorrect or fraudulent information or omits key information and should this happen we will terminate this contract.

    6. If you successfully meet the conditions of your offer you may be asked to produce the original documents or a clear and legible copy of your qualifications and evidence of English language prior to enrolment. Undergraduate applicants for whom we have received results via UCAS will not need to provide copies of certificates of those qualifications.

    7. Admission to some of our programmes (see list at Appendix B)  is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, and if this applies to you it will be specified in your offer letter.  Where this is the case, your offer of a place is conditional upon the outcome of this check.  If you enrol before this check has been completed, your enrolment will be regarded as provisional until an acceptable disclosure has been obtained.  If an unacceptable disclosure is received, the University may terminate this contract with you. (See https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.)

    8. If you receive a criminal conviction which should be declared after an offer is made or a change in your circumstances means that you no longer meet the programme specific requirements, the University reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place and terminate this contract. Any conviction received after an offer is made should be declared to admissions@bradford.ac.uk. For details of convictions that should be declared in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 ( Exceptions)  Order 1975 ( Amendment) ( England and Wales) Order 2013.  Please see http://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/finding-convictions-spent-2/.

    9. Your place will only be confirmed if you meet all the conditions of your offer.  Any such conditions will be detailed in the offer letter we have sent to you. You must comply with all requests for information or documentation to support your application by deadlines provided to you when the request is made.  If you do not meet all conditions of your offer the University may terminate this contract.

    10. If you are unable to take up the offer of place and wish to defer to the following academic year, you should make a written request to the Admissions Office at admissions@bradford.ac.uk.   In considering requests for deferral, we will take into account any changes in entry criteria for the academic session to which you have asked to defer, and our intentions regarding the future operation of our programmes.   We may turn your request down if you are unable to meet known changes to entry criteria or if we are not intending to run the programme in a subsequent academic year.

    11. If you require a visa to study in the UK, you must comply, by the deadlines set, with all requests for information and documentation to support the issuing of a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) by the University.  This may also include the receipt of a £2,000 advance payment or acceptable sponsorship letter.   It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient financial resources to meet Home Office requirements and the University may request evidence of this before agreeing to issue a CAS. The University reserves the right to refuse to issue a CAS when it is not satisfied that your visa application will be successful.

    12. We endeavour to maintain an enabling environment, which is safe and conducive to teaching, learning and research, and the well-being of all. We are committed to supporting students’ health, safety and wellbeing.  If you have a disability or a long term health condition we encourage you to disclose the relevant information as early as possible to enable us to discuss support arrangements with you.   There is no obligation to disclose a disability or long term health condition to us, and any such information will only be used for the purposes of ensuring that support is put in place to support you to study.

    13. The information provided in your application will be retained by the University of Bradford, used for the purpose of processing your enrolment and added to your student record after you have enrolled. All your data will be stored and used in accordance with our Data Protection Policy (insert reference in Important Information).  Any sensitive data (such as medical information or details of any criminal convictions) will be handled and stored in accordance with the relevant data protection principles and legislation. It may be necessary to share some such information with a limited number of University staff, for example, we may need to share data with staff in Disability Services to enable us to put the relevant support in place.  

    14. The University will charge tuition fees as advertised for your programme of study and in your offer letter. How and when your fees are paid will depend on whether you or a sponsor pays the fee (see http://www.bradford.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/tuition-fees/paying-your-fees/ for further details).

    15. When you accept our offer of a place, you accept our decision in relation to your fee status.  This decision is made on the basis of the available evidence at the time. If you think our decision is incorrect or there is a material change in your circumstances, you must contact the Admissions Office prior to enrolment by emailing admissions@bradford.ac.uk.

    16. You are responsible for your own living expenses.  You must therefore ensure that you have access to the necessary funding before the start of your programme. You must not assume that financial assistance will be available from the University of Bradford except where you have received written confirmation of a University of Bradford award or studentship.

    17. The University is committed to delivering a high quality, fair admissions process.  In the unlikely event that you wish to appeal or complain you should follow the process set out in the Regulations Governing Appeals and Complaints by Applicants available at http://www.bradford.ac.uk/legal-and-governance/breaches-appeals-complaints/complaints/).  If you have any queries about this process please contact complaintsandappeals@bradford.ac.uk.

    18. If any section of this contract is or becomes void or unenforceable it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the other sections of this contract.

    19. This contract is personal to you. A person who is not party to the contract (including without limitation any party that is responsible in whole or part for your tuition fees) shall not have any rights under or in connection with it under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

    20. Failure to enforce any of the sections in this contract will not constitute a waiver of any section and will not affect our right to enforce that or any other section.

    21. Any notice or other information that is required to be given either by us or you relating to this contract between us must be in writing and may be given by hand or sent by post or email to: Academic Registrar (academicregistrar@bradford.ac.uk) for the University and; the email contact details you have provided to us or your student email address.

    22. You will be responsible for informing us of any changes to your contact details. Any notices or information sent to the last email and postal address provided by you will be deemed to have been properly given.

    23. This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and both parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. You are therefore agreeing to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Questions about this Agreement

When you have reviewed the information provided you may direct any questions about these Terms and Conditions to the University Secretary (universitysecretary@bradford.ac.uk) before you agree to them by accepting your offer of a place to study on a programme with us.  

Appendix A: Important Information

We are committed to ensuring that you have access to all the information you need to make an informed decision about choosing to study at the University of Bradford.  The information on our Important information webpage sets out the information you will be asked to agree to at enrolment.

Appendix B: List of Programmes for which Disclosure and Barring Service Checks are Required

  • BA Social Work (3 year)
  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography (3 year)
  • BSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (3 year)
  • BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
  • BSc Midwifery Studies (3 year)
  • BSc Nursing Child (3 year)
  • BSc Nursing Adult (3 year)
  • BSc Nursing Mental Health (3 Year)
  • BSc Occupational Therapy (3 year)
  • BSc Optometry (3 year)
  • BSc Physiotherapy (3 year)
  • BSc Sport Rehabilitation (3 year)
  • MA Social Work (2 year)
  • MPharm Pharmacy (4 year)
  • MPharm Pharmacy (5 year)