Centre for English and World Languages

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Centre for English and World Languages Privacy Policy

The Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) specialises in the delivery of internationally-focused programmes, modules and courses in English and other World languages. CEWL provides courses for students, staff and the wider community.

How we collect your information
Your personal data is obtained:

  • Directly from you when you apply for a course via online forms, email or by phone
  • Via UCAS for the International Foundation Programme
  • From recruitment representatives (agents) who complete forms on your behalf.

How we use your information
If you have made an application we will use your personal information for the purposes of:

  • Processing your application
  • Forming the basis of your student record if you are successful in obtaining a place
  • To help us make reasonable adjustments for any disability
  • To allow us to consider any accommodation requirements
  • To provide statutory returns as required by applicable legislation
  • To ensure we are compliant with government legislation in particular with regards to VISA’s and Immigration status

Your information is also used by the relevant staff in CEWL for administration purposes. 

Who your information will be shared with
We are committed to protecting your data.  It will not be disclosed to external organisations unless we are required to do so by law. This includes third parties and parents. If a student would like to grant permission for staff in CEWL to discuss their progress with a third party they must complete the ‘Third Party Permission Form’ located on Moodle.

However it is necessary to share your information with other University Departments when:

  • You are progressing to another course within the University.
  • You require University accommodation
  • You require additional support with your studies

How long will we hold your information?
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are required by law to keep some information, but in general we will delete information after one year.

Online payments
If you make an online payment through our online store, it will then be processed by WPM who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. They act as data processors for The University of Kent and only process personal information in line with our instructions. Their privacy policy can be viewed here: WPM Privacy Notice

For more information
Please see:

Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 06/09/2018