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Disclaimer

Your use of the Manchester Metropolitan University Website is subject to the terms and conditions on this page and the pages linked to it.

Whilst the University makes every effort to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, we cannot give any warranty that this is the case. The University expressly excludes liability for loss or damage arising from your use of this site (except in the case of death or personal injury arising from our negligence).

“Use of this site” includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Reliance placed upon information on the site
  • The downloading of materials from the site
  • The accessing of other parts of the Internet or sites from links on this site
  • In the case of downloading of materials it is your responsibility to ensure that material is virus checked by up to date virus software.

This website contains a “blogging” section, within which some current Students have published their thoughts on life at MMU etc. Whilst MMU makes every effort to ensure that the comments published in this section of the site do not contain any defamatory or discriminatory material, we cannot give any warranty that this is the case. MMU takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the comments published.

From time to time this website may include links to other third party websites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that MMU endorses such websites and/or their content. MMU takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using any information published on any of the pages on the linked third party websites.

Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright of all the material on this site is held by The Manchester Metropolitan University, a member of staff or Student. You may view or download information from the site for personal use. Information may not be published in any other format without the express written permission of the University or the copyright holder. Applications for permission should be made to the copyright holder. If it is not apparent who the copyright holder is please contact the New Media Manager.

Complaints About Copyright Or Offensive Material

If you wish to complain about material on this site because you believe either:

  1. there is a breach of copyright; or
  2. that the material is defamatory or otherwise in breach of law,

the University will investigate in accordance with its approved procedure.

Complaints should be directed to the New Media Manager.

Acceptable Use Policy

JANET is the name given to the networking services and facilities provided by funding councils and other bodies to support the UK educational research community.

The Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to the Acceptable Use Policy established by the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association (UKERNA). Full details of the Policy, including acceptable uses, unacceptable uses and compliance, can be found on the JANET web site. Any breach of the Policy should be drawn to the attention of the New Media Manager.

Privacy

The Manchester Metropolitan University takes your privacy seriously. Your rights are protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 and the University is fully committed to ensuring that you have the full protection afforded by legislation.

The University has a comprehensive Data Protection Policy which governs how it collects and handles all information from any source. That includes any personal information collected over the Internet via this website.

Where the website seeks to elicit specific personal information about you, further details of the policy and its operation will be provided on the page in question.

Individuals have rights of access to information held about them by the University. Anyone wishing to have access to such information should write to the Data Protection Officer, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Legal Department, All Saints, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH. A fee is payable for this service. Details of the current fee can be obtained by contacting the Legal Department.

Terms and Conditions Applicable to the provision of the University's Educational Services

The provision of educational services by the Manchester Metropolitan University is subject to terms and conditions of contract and, before accepting an offer of a place at the University, you are asked to note the following:

  • Whilst the University has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this Prospectus is accurate and up to date, we cannot give any warranty that this is the case, or guarantee that places will be available for any particular courses. The University shall not be responsible for any loss or damage howsoever arising from your use of this online Prospectus (except in the case of death or personal injury arising from our negligence).

  • All information on courses within this online Prospectus relates to entry during the academic year to which this Prospectus relates (and which is indicated on the front of the Prospectus) and will not be applicable to entry in any other academic year.

  • The availability of courses offered may be subject to a minimum level of interest being shown by applicants in any given year.

  • The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver educational services which it considers appropriate (for example library, IT and learning support) in accordance with the descriptions set out in this online Prospectus and other promotional material. However, the University reserves the right, if it reasonably considers it necessary:

    1. to make reasonable variations to the content of courses;
    2. to make reasonable variations to the methods or place of delivery of courses (including but not limited to variations to numbers of lectures, tutorials, assessment procedures and timetables);
    3. to suspend, discontinue or cancel courses (for example in the event of staff shortages, reductions in public funding, third party industrial action or for other reasons beyond the control of the University);
    4. to make reasonable variations to services available to Students (for example library opening hours).
  • in the event that the University cancels a course before it begins, it will make every effort to inform all relevant applicants at the earliest available opportunity. In such circumstances relevant applicants will receive a full refund of any tuition fees paid.

  • in the event that the University varies a course before it begins, it will make every effort to inform all relevant applicants at the earliest available opportunity. Such applicants may withdraw from the course without penalty by notifying the University in writing of their intention to withdraw within 1 month of being informed of the variation. In such circumstances they will receive a full refund of any tuition fees paid.

  • in the event that the University is forced to cancel a course after it has begun, the University will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course and will take reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which might result. Where the University is unable to deliver a course in accordance with the descriptions in this online prospectus for reasons beyond its control (for example but not limited to industrial action, then the University will use its reasonable endeavours to minimise the disruption to those educational services.

    The University acknowledges that some programmes of study will require Students to register with a statutory professional body and/or to practice under licence. It is the responsibility of the Student to ensure that all necessary declarations (including but not limited to criminal records, medical conditions, disabilities) are made to the University during the admissions process and that the Student complies with all relevant rules and regulations during study (and placement, if appropriate). The University will use its reasonable endeavours to support Students in attaining fitness to practice but accepts no responsibility in the event that a Student is declared not fit for practice.

    The University will make use of the Criminal Records Bureau service for admitting Students to courses where a CRB check is a requirement of admission or placement.

  • Every Student of the University is required to register in a form prescribed by the University at or before the commencement of each year or other defined stage of their course. At the time of registration, you undertake to abide by the regulations, rules and codes of conduct in force at the University which relate to academic and other provisions. Copies of the above, collectively referred to as Student Regulations and Procedures, will be available for inspection at the time of registration and a copy of them, usually in the form of a Students' Handbook, will normally be given to you for you to retain. However, should you wish to inspect the Student Regulations and Procedures now, please go to http://www.mmu.ac.uk/studenthandbook/.

  • MMU is registered as a data controller with the Office of the Information Commissioner.

    MMU will hold and process your personal data including some sensitive personal data. You agree to this data being processed in accordance with MMU�s Data Protection Policy which can be found at www.mmu.ac.uk. If you have any queries relating to access to or storage of data, please review the Data Protection Policy which will provide guidance as to how to address any queries you may have.

    Examination pass lists and/or degree classifications may be published. If you do not wish your results to be published in this way, you must notify the Assistant Director of Student Services (Student Administration) stating your reasons in writing by no later than seven days before you complete your last examination or assessment. Your reasons will be considered and, where it is felt that publication of your results is likely to cause substantial damage or substantial distress and that this would be unwarranted, publication will be withheld.

    You are obliged to provide the University with up to date contact details.

Payment of fees

  1. Fees are reviewed annually and current details of these may be obtained from faculty or departmental offices or from the University’s web site.

  2. Students must comply with the fee payment arrangements determined by the University and notified to them either before or at enrolment.

  3. Students who are required to pay tuition fees themselves (because, for example, of their ineligibility for Student loan support) must do so in full by or at the time of enrolment or in accordance with such instalments as the University may determine.

  4. Students who are sponsored by a responsible body, such as employer or a recognised UK or foreign government agency, must produce documentary evidence that the authority or responsible body accepts responsibility for the payment of all fees due, or for a specified proportion of those fees. In any instance where the undertakings given are not honoured, the Student will become personally liable for the total amount of fees outstanding. Students must, on request by the University, produce documentary evidence that they have the means to pay all fees, maintenance and other dues.

  5. Should you withdraw from your course then a proportion of any fees paid may be refunded.

  6. In limited circumstances, the University may need to amend fees without prior notice. If this is the case, the University will inform Students as soon as possible.

  7. Occasionally, Students receive incorrect fee information. The University reserves the right to charge the correct fee, despite an incorrect fee being provided.

  8. The University accepts the following methods of payment: Direct Debit, Credit or Debit Card, Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer. Students should specify prior to, or at enrolment, how they intend to pay their fees.

  9. Where fees are not paid in accordance with the agreed terms, the University reserves the right to restrict privileges and/or to suspend the Student from immediate and/or future tuition. The University will take legal action to recover any debt.

Students who are under 18 on entry

Normally Students are expected to be 18 years of age by 1 September of the year in which they enrol. There is no upper age limit imposed by the University.

The University reserves the right not to enrol anyone who is aged under 18 by 1 September of the year in which they seek to enrol. In practice, this will not affect the enrolment of those whose 18th birthday falls within 6 months from that date. Each case will, however, be considered individually having regard for the content of this notice.

The University is committed to the safety and well-being of all its Students but has particular responsibilities in relation to those who are under 18 when they arrive. In law, such Students are regarded as children.

As the University cannot assume parental responsibility for a Student under the age of 18, applicants and their families should bear in mind that the University is an adult environment where Students are expected to have the necessary skills to study and live independently alongside people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The University does not offer residential accommodation to Students under 18. Our unfiltered access to the internet and some materials in the library (e.g. DVDs with over 18 status) are unsuitable for Students under 18.

Places are therefore offered at the University on the understanding that applicants will be able to adapt to living away from home and to looking after themselves in all practical matters.

When the University makes an offer to any applicant who will be under 18 on entry it will also provide further guidance to the applicant and his or her parents or guardian, together with a consent form for their parent or guardian to complete. The provision of consent and agreement to the University’s terms for under 18s are conditions of enrolment.

See University Student Agreement.

Employers’ Liability Insurance

A copy of the University’s Certificate of Employers' Liability Insurance (valid from 1st August 2013) is available.