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University Centre Peterborough Information and Charter for 2013/2014
* All the information in this document was believed correct at time of print but is subject to change at any time.
A Welcome note from the AcAdemic director
may i take this opportunity to offer you a warm welcome to University centre Peterborough (UcP)and hope that your time with us is both academically challenging but fun as well. University life isreally about the balance between these two elements and we will support you in any way that youfeel necessary, so just ask!
You will experience a high quality environment and service from all our staff and small class sizesensure that you remain a person not a number. the Student Support centre in the atrium of thebuilding is designed to be the one-stop-shop for any of your enquires or problems so please alwaysfeel free to ask any member of staff who will be delighted to help. We also want you to get involvedwith societies and the Student council so we can respond to your feedback.
designed with employability in mind, our courses are directly relevant to today's industry. With continual input from employers, projects set by leading companies and work placements, we ensure our students graduate with the skills and professional experience to start work immediatelyafter completing their course. have a great year and enjoy your time at UcP.
UcP is a joint venture involving Anglia ruskin University and Peterborough regional college andis building on the joint reputation for high quality degree provision. the new facility contains stateof the art teaching facilities including a lecture theatre, two dedicated it laboratories, open accessit suites and general purpose teaching facilities. A refreshment area as well as a Student Supportcentre are located within the building.
this document contains all the important regulatory and support information you require at your finger tips. All the areas are elaborated further on the Anglia ruskin website should you feel theneed to refer to these during your study.
each degree pathway will also provide you with both course and module guides to supplementthe details in this handbook and once again if you are unsure just ask at the Student Supportcentre; we are here to help and make your student experience an enjoyable and memorable one.
liz KnightAcademic directorof UcP
UCP Building Opening Timesterm time:mon - thurs 8.00am - 9.00pmfri 8.00am - 6.00pm
out of term time:mon - fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
UcPAdmin opening times:mon - fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
START OF ACADEMIC YEARmonday 23rd September 2013
Semester 1 Teachingmonday 30th September 2013 friday 20th december 2013
Semester 1 Examinationsmonday 6th January 2014 friday 10th January 2014
Semester 1 Re-sit Examinationsmonday 14th July 2014 friday 25th July 2014
Semester 2 Teachingmonday 3rd february 2014 friday 9th may 2014
Semester 2 Examinationsmonday 19th may 2014 friday 30th may 2014
Semester 2 Re-sit Examinationsmonday 14th July 2014 friday 25th July 2014
CHRISTMAS VACATIONmonday 23rd december 2013 Wednesday 1st January 2014
EASTER VACVATIONmonday 14th April 2014 friday 25th April 2014
END OF ACADEMIC YEARfriday 27th June 2014
Student Information ServiceUcP will only contact you via your student email account, please make sure that you log onto thisaccount at least once a week.
if you have any problems in relation to student support such as financial issues, council tax exemptions, additional learning support, disabilities or needs please see our Student Support officer, lorraine osborne at the Student Support centre or contact her on:tel: 0845 196 5777 oremail: email@example.com
lorraine is available monday to friday 9am 5pm. lorraine is also available for general advice onassignment hand-ins and online submissions i.e. where to hand in, deadline dates, times etc. forany other enquiries such as your module codes and structure the of your assignments please contact your tutor or pathway leader.
if you have any problems or queries about your workload, need an extension, mitigation, intermission or are considering withdrawing from your course please contact our Student Adviser,chris todd, at the Student Support centre or contact him on:tel: 0845 196 5757 oremail: firstname.lastname@example.org
chris is available monday thursday 9.00am 2.30pm. if you cannot visit UcP during these hoursplease contact chris to book a more appropriate time outside of these hours.
for all general enquiries please visit the Student Support centre at UcP or email: email@example.com
Higher Education ManagersAwaiting appointment of staff member faculty of Arts, law and Social Science and the lordAshcroft international Business School
Jonathan majewicz faculty of Science and technology and firstname.lastname@example.org 196 5770
Student Experience OfficerAmy Jonesemail: email@example.com Student experience officer is responsible for supporting extra-curricular student events andsocieties. Amy is based at the Student Support desk and is there to facilitate and support socialevents and activities that enhance your time at UcP. She is available monday, tuesday, thursdayand friday.
Student Ambassadorstaphanie murdockVictoria Witheridgerick Kellynick hansonBarnaby holmes meg Gardinerdanny thompson
carmen Szklarukrachel Pishhornnathan Kerrmark BrearleyBryony BushrodSara castelhand
Student Ambassadors are current students who provide a link between the University centre andprospective students. Ambassadors speak about their own experiences of university life and talkabout what it is like to be a student at our institution.
As a mentor their aim is to provide support and guide new students entering higher education byproviding sessions and activities that support study skills and progression.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT OF US AND WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU
this aims to explain, in language which is easy to understand, exactly what you can expect of usand, what we expect of you in return.
While you are a student at University centre Peterborough, we expect that you will: respect the people you meet and learn to work well with other students and staff take an active part in, and contribute to, your learning and become involved in as many
areas of university life as possible respect, and keep to, our values not do anything to damage our reputation Use social media appropriately and in a responsible manner Wear your id card at all times
in return you can expect all members of our university to treat you with respect.
An important part of being a student is giving feedback on your experience of university life. We willgive you opportunities to do this and we will use your feedback to help us make improvements. ifyou are an undergraduate student you will be able to take part in the national Student Survey inyour final year, and we very much hope that you will do so.
UcP rules, regulations and Procedures for students are available from the UcP website www.peterborough.ac.uk/ucp
finally, if you are a full-time student: You will need to study for at least 35 hours each week You should not normally do more than 15 hours of paid work each week
research shows that success as a student is best achieved when you get the right balance ofstudy and work.
in this, we means University centre Peterborough, and you means a student who is registeredand studying on one of University centre Peterboroughs courses. We divide our teaching timesinto semesters because most of our students study on this pattern.
Students pursuing taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmesthe University centre will monitor students attendance and will take relevant action involving thosestudents whose attendance is deemed to be unsatisfactory. UcP expects students to attend allteaching sessions associated with each module they have elected to pursue.
the need to monitor student attendance is primarily in order to enable personal tutors to undertakea pastoral role and to ensure students well-being. Attendance is also monitored as a requirementof external Authorities e.g. leAs, Sponsors, UK Border Agency (UKBA).
All International Studentsinternational students who are non-eeA nationals and in possession of entry clearance/leave to remain as a student (student visa) are required to be in regular attendance at UcP. failure to do sois considered to be a breach of the immigration regulations. UcP, like all British universities, isstatutorily obliged to inform the Border and immigration Agency of the home office of significantunauthorised absences by any student visa holders.
Unsatisfactory AttendanceUcP will closely monitor the attendance of all students and will contact students who have beenabsent without notice for two consecutive lessons. continued unsatisfactory attendance may alsoresult in the student being required to withdraw from the University centre. the University shall notify relevant authorities (Sponsors, local education Authorities, UKBA, etc) of any student whohas withdrawn from the University as soon as practically possible following the decision, taking intoaccount the students right of appeal.
Absence from ClassesStudents should notify their tutors of any absence from classes. for longer periods of absence,where there is a likely negative impact upon study, or when the absence falls at a time of assessment (for example, essays, reports, presentation deadlines or examinations) the studentmust contact the Student Adviser.
Action in the Event of non AttendanceWhere the student has misse