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Online Courses

Nottingham Trent University

Telephone UK: 0800 032 1180 Intl: +44 (0)115 941 8419
admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OFFER (2016-2017 entry)

For Students in respect of online courses (set out below)

1. GENERAL DEFINITIONS

1.1. These Terms and Conditions apply to students who undertake the following online courses:

MSc Construction Project Management
MBA
MBA (Data Analytics)
MBA (Fashion Management)
MA International Relations

1.2. In this document, the following words and phrases have the meanings set out here:

“Course” means a course of study which you apply to at the University which is identified in the Offer.
“Offer” means the University’s offer to you of a place on a Course or Module.
“Module” means an individual unit of study which you apply to at the University which is identified in the Offer.
“Offer” an offer to you of a place on the Course and/or Module.
“University” “we”; “us”; “our” all refer to Nottingham Trent University.
“You”, “Your” refer to you as an applicant or enrolled student (as the context requires) of the University.

2. INTRODUCTION

2.1. The offer of a place on a Course or Module is made subject to these Terms and Conditions. Your acceptance is also your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and represents an agreement between you and the University. This document, and any policies or procedures to which it refers, together with the communication of your Offer which confirms acceptance of the Offer form the Contract made between you and us (the ‘Contract’).

2.2 These Terms and Conditions (which form part of the Contract) set out your rights and obligations and those of the University. It should be noted that these Terms and Conditions relate solely to the provision of tuition-related services by the University.

2.3 For clarification and the avoidance of doubt, the University collaborates with a third party (“Wiley”) to provide the above listed online courses to students. Whilst the University shares data with Wiley (including personal data about you) to enable the online courses to be delivered, the Contract formed is between the University and You the student.

3. UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS

3.1. By accepting the Offer you agree to comply with the provisions of all the University’s Regulations, Rules, Codes, Policies and Procedures that apply to enrolled students undertaking the online courses listed above from time to time (“the Regulations”). The Regulations can be found at http://online.ntu.ac.uk/student-handbook.

3.2. Key provisions of the Regulations that you should be aware of include (but are not limited to):

3.2.1. The University’s expectations with regard to academic due diligence and academic progress, as set out in the Common Assessment Regulations (which form part of the Academic Standards and Quality Handbook available in the Regulations). Failure to meet these expectations may mean that you are not permitted to progress on your Course/Module.

3.2.2. The University’s rules regarding academic misconduct, including plagiarism and the processes the University uses to detect plagiarism, which can be found in the University’s Academic Irregularities Code of Practice (available in the Regulations). Breach of these rules may result in a disciplinary process and the imposition of academic related penalties and/or expulsion.

3.2.3. The University’s rules regarding payment of sums due to the University, which can be found in the Fee Payment Conditions relating to the above listed online courses (available in the Regulations). If you do not pay money that you owe to the University, the University reserves the right to withdraw its services and/or your right to use its facilities where it is necessary and proportionate to do so, which may include exclusion from the graduation ceremony in respect of unpaid Tuition Fees. In deciding whether to do so, the University will consider all the circumstances of your case.

3.2.4. The University’s expectations of student behaviour, as set out in the Student Code of Behaviour (available in the Regulations). Breach of these rules could result in a disciplinary process and the imposition of sanctions, including expulsion from the University.

3.3. If you are offered a place on a Course/Module where a criminal conviction would affect your eligibility to study there is an obligation that you notify the University immediately if you receive any criminal convictions at any point from acceptance of the Offer until the completion of your Course. Failure to notify could result in termination of the University’s Contract with you or Fitness to Practice or disciplinary action against you.

3.4. The Regulations are subject to periodic review and may be updated by the University from time to time to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and compliant with relevant legislation and regulations, e.g. the requirements of quality assurance/regulatory/accrediting bodies, to incorporate sector guidance or best practice, to aid clarity or consistency of approach, to comply with government policy. Any changes will normally come into effect at the start of the next academic year, although may be introduced during the academic year where the University reasonably considers this to be in the interests of students or where this is required by law or other exceptional circumstances. The University will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students where possible, e.g. by giving reasonable notice of changes to Regulations before they take effect or by phasing in the changes, if appropriate. The updated Regulations will be made available on the University’s website and may be publicised by other means so that students are made aware of any changes.

3.5. If necessary, the Regulations can be provided to you in other formats - please contact the University’s Admissions Office (email: admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk) to discuss your needs.

4. ADMISSIONS

4.1 The Offer made to you is subject to you satisfying the academic requirements for your Course/Module and is made in accordance with the University’s Admissions Policy, which is contained in the Academic Standards and Quality Handbook (available in the Regulations).

4.2 If you have received an Unconditional Offer, your acceptance of that Offer creates a binding contract between you and the University.

4.3 If you have received a Conditional Offer, we will set out the conditions in the Offer that you need to fulfil in order to be admitted to the Course/Module. Applicants are expected to have met all conditions of their Offer in time to complete any pre-admissions processes and the University is not obliged to accept you onto the Course/Module if you do not meet the conditions of the Offer. The Contract will not be binding on the University unless you satisfy the conditions of the Offer and complete any pre-admissions processes prior to the start date of your Course/Module.

4.4 We may withdraw or amend any Offer or terminate your studies at the University if we discover that your application contains incorrect or fraudulent information or if you are found to have omitted key information.

4.5 In the event that, between the acceptance of an Offer by you and the beginning of your Course/Module, there is a change in your circumstances which means that the information you gave in your application is no longer accurate or correct, you must notify the University at the earliest opportunity. If the changed circumstances would, at the time of application, have influenced the University’s decision to offer you a place, the University reserves the right to terminate the place offered.

4.6 If you are a non-EEA citizen you will not require a Visa as the Course/Module is undertake fully online and you are not required or expected to attend the University.

4.7 If you accept the Offer of a place on a Course/Module then choose to defer entry to a later year, the terms and conditions of your contract with the University shall be those applicable to the year in which you commence your studies.

4.8 As a Student of the University you are entitled to be a member of the Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU). Membership is accorded automatically, at no cost to you, when you enrol at the University. However, you have the right not to be a member and can opt-out of membership at enrolment or at any other time by writing to the Head of the University’s Academic Office. Further Information about the Student Union is available on the NTSU website at: http://www.trentstudents.org/

5 RIGHT TO CANCEL

5.1 You have a statutory right to cancel this Contract without giving any reason. The cancellation period under UK consumer law will expire after 14 days from the day you accept the offer of a place at the University (“Cancellation Period”).

5.2 To exercise your right to cancel you must inform the University of your decision to cancel this Contract by sending an email to the University’s Admissions Office (admissions@online.ntu.ac.uk) or completion and return of the form provided with your Offer.

5.3 If you cancel this Contract within the Cancellation Period described above, the University will reimburse to you all payments received from you.

5.4 In addition to the Cancellation Period the University will allow you to cancel the Contract at any time up to the date on which your Course/Module is due to commence. If you cancel the Contract after the Cancellation Period at 5.1 above has expired, the University will not be obliged to refund payments made by you. Depending on when you cancel the Contract (in particular whether it is before or after your Course commences) you may be obliged to pay a proportion of your Tuition Fees as set out in the University’s Fee Payment Conditions relevant to the online courses listed above (available in the Regulations).

5.5 If your Course/Module is due to begin within 14 days from the date you accept the Offer, by accepting the Offer you are expressly agreeing that the service should begin within the Cancellation Period. If you subsequently decide to cancel the Contract you may be obliged to pay a proportion of your Tuition Fees as set out in the University’s Fee Payment Conditions.

6 COURSE FEES AND COSTS

6.1 You are required to pay a fee (“Tuition Fee”) per Module studies (or per Course studies) to the University and information on how to pay your Tuition Fee and Tuition Fee refunds can be found in the Fee Payment Conditions applicable to the online courses listed above. If you accept an Offer, you agree to pay the Tuition Fee (and any other course related costs and expenses).

6.2 The Tuition Fee is the amount payable for the Module or the full Course depending on the option selected. The University reserves the right to be able to increase the Tuition Fee for the Course and/or Modules in accordance with the value of UK inflation (RPI)/ market conditions but in any event not more than 5%

6.3 Where such other mandatory costs apply, the details will be communicated to you directly by the School that delivers your Course.

General costs

6.4 You are expected to provide your own writing equipment (pens, pencils etc.) and stationery.

Costs for Optional Activities

6.5 Some Courses provide opportunities for students to undertake optional activities which are not a mandatory part of the Course. Participation is at your discretion, and may require you to make payment. Details of such activities/opportunities are provided directly by your School.

7. YOUR OBLIGATIONS

7.1 You are required to:

    • engage with all activities which form part of your Course/Module;
    • complete and submit all work required by published deadlines or inform your contact at the University where a situation arises that prevents you from doing so in accordance with University regulations;
    • carry out adequate preparation for any activity which you are required to undertake in connection with your Course/Module;
    • provide the University with an emergency contact name and details which may be used by the University at its discretion;
    • comply with any professional standards that may be applicable to your Course/Module;
    • conduct Yourself in an appropriate manner in accordance with the University’s Student Code of Behaviour whilst engaged in any University-related activities;
    • comply with any reasonable instructions issued to you from time to time by or on behalf of the University;
    • notify the University promptly of any changes to the information which you submitted on application or enrolment; for example, if you change your correspondence address or contact number (including mobile phone number);
    • pay all Tuition Fees and other fees in connection with your Course/Module.

7.2 It is a condition of entry on to the Course/Module, and of your subsequent continuation on the Course, that you formally enrol either via the University’s on-line enrolment process.

8. DISCLAIMER (including withdrawal or variation of Courses)

8.1 The University will do all that it reasonably can to provide the educational services as described on its website, in the prospectus or in other documents issued to students as described. Sometimes circumstances beyond the control of the University means that it cannot provide such educational services. Examples of such circumstances include (but are not limited to):

8.1.1 Industrial action by University staff or third parties;
8.1.2 The unanticipated departure of key members of University staff;
8.1.3 Power failure;
8.1.4 Acts of terrorism;
8.1.5 Damage to buildings or equipment;
8.1.6 The acts of any governmental or local authority;
8.1.7 Where the numbers recruited to a Course are so low that it is not possible to deliver any appropriate quality of education for students enrolled on it.

8.2 In such circumstances, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and to those students who are affected by, for example, offering those students the opportunity where reasonably possible to move to another Course, another institution, or by delivering a modified version of the same course, but the University excludes liability, to the full extent that is possible under the general law, for any loss and/or damage suffered by any applicant or student as a result of such circumstances.

8.3 The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver the Course/Module in accordance with the description applied to it in the University’s prospectus for the academic year in which you begin your Course/Module. However, the University will be entitled to make reasonable changes to the Course/Modules (including to the content and syllabus of the Course/Modules where developments in the subject area make that necessary or a relevant regulatory/accrediting body requires changes to be made or the method of delivery of the Course/Modules) where that will enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students enrolled on the Course/Modules or in relation to specific modules, where they cease to have academic currency. In making any such changes, the University will aim to keep the changes to the minimum necessary to achieve the required quality of experience and will notify and consult with affected students in advance of any changes that are required. Any changes to its Courses/Modules are considered through the University’s quality process; this process engages student through appropriate University committees. If the University makes any material changes your Course/Module and you are not satisfied with those changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the Course/Module and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

8.4 The University does not seek to exclude or limit in any way its liability for:

8.4.1 Death or personal injury caused by its negligence or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;

8.4.2 Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

8.5 The University does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent possible under the general law for loss or damage to students’ property or for infection of students’ equipment caused by computer viruses and for the consequences of such damage.

9. TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

9.1 If you choose to formally withdraw from your Course/Module before completion, and thus terminate your studies and your contract with the University, you must notify the University (via your School) clearly and promptly, and

    • cease access to online materials and facilities or undertaking research; and
    • pay any outstanding sums owed to the University.

9.2 Your obligations under these Terms and Conditions will continue, in particular in relation to the proportion of the Tuition Fee payable, until you have completed the above-mentioned actions.

9.3 The termination of your studies for whatever reason (whether by you or by the University) shall not exempt or release you from your obligation to pay any fees due to the University or from complying with any other obligation under these Terms and Conditions which may have been required of you prior to termination of your studies.

9.4 If your studies are terminated by the University:

    • the University shall be entitled to refuse to enrol you on the Course/Module, if at the date of termination you have not already enrolled;
    • the University shall be entitled to require you to stop studying on the Course/Module immediately, if at the date of termination you have already enrolled; and
    • the University will not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature which you may suffer as a result of any action taken by the University in its termination of your studies.

10. DATA PROTECTION

10.1 The University is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and shall hold, use and process personal data or information about you. The purposes for which the University may process information about you (including your personal data) are set out in the Student Data Protection Notice (available in the Regulations).

10.2 Personal data relating to you will be processed by a third party (Wiley) on behalf of and with the consent of the University and only in relation to your studies on the above mentioned online courses.

11. GENERAL

11.1 If any provision of the Contract is or becomes illegal, invalid, void or unenforceable that shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the other provisions.

11.2 If you breach these Terms and Conditions and the University chooses not to exercise any right which it may have against you as a consequence of that breach, the University shall not be prevented from taking action against you in the future in respect of any other breaches by you.

11.3 The terms of the Contract shall not be enforceable by any party who is not a party to it.

11.4 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England.