.Representation

Student Charter (1011P13)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Creative Industries

Passed: 09/05/2011 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • The work of the 2005 sabbatical team in partnership with the University on the Student Entitlement[1] & Guidance[2] Documents
  • The introduction of Student Entitlement[3] & Guidance[4] Documents for Postgraduate Research Students in 2006
  • The comprehensive nature of each document, leading to a large combined length
  • The national project on student charters, commissioned by the Government department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • The recommendation of the BIS report that specifies that “Charters are a joint venture with the Students’ Union and must involve students and student representatives at the outset.”[5]
  • The recommendation of the BIS report that specifies that charters “should be kept as short as possible – suggest 2 pages maximum.”[6]
  • The recommendation of the BIS report that specifies that “a charter should be seen as a summary document, which provides signposts”[7]
  • The Student Entitlement and Guidance documents explicitly detail what is fair to expect of Students and what is fair to expect from the University.
  • The Student Entitlement and Guidance documents are especially useful in holding the University to account.
  • That a Student Charter should not replace the Student Entitlement and Guidance documents.
  • That a Student Charter should act as a ‘signpost’ to the Student Entitlement and Guidance documents.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy