Terms & Conditions/Disclaimer
The University of Kent will make every effort to ensure that the information contained in publicity materials is fair and accurate at the time of publication. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver programmes of study and other services in accordance with those publicity materials.
However, the University is partly dependent on charitable and public funds which it is required to manage in a way which is efficient and cost effective. The University must also ensure that its programmes continue to meet the standards of quality assurance demanded by the HEFCE and the QAA as well as the professional accrediting bodies where relevant; the University is also committed to ensuring that its programmes reflect the most recent developments in the relevant field of study, and will also take into account feedback from students, external examiners, and other stakeholders, in the refinement of programme content and delivery.
Similarly, our curriculum is based on the expertise of our academic staff, and delivery in some instances can be dependent on their availability. The University therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. The University will aim to keep any changes to the minimum necessary to achieve the required quality of experience, and will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required.
The University will do all that it reasonably can to provide educational services as described in our publicity materials. Sometimes circumstances beyond the control of the University mean that it cannot provide such educational services. Examples of such circumstances include:
- industrial action by University staff or third parties
- the unanticipated departure of key members of University staff
- power failure
- acts of terrorism
- damage to buildings or equipment
- the acts of any governmental or local authority; or
- where the numbers recruited to a course are so low that it is not possible to deliver an appropriate quality of education for students enrolled on it.
In these circumstances, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and to affected students, by, for example, offering affected students the chance to move to another course or institution, or by delivering a modified version of the same course, but to the full extent that is possible under the general law excludes liability for any loss and/or damage suffered by any applicant or student as a result of those circumstances.
If the University discontinues any programme, it will use its best endeavours to minimise disruption to students and where possible will provide a suitable alternative programme. If the University makes variations to the content or method of delivery of any programme it will provide students with reasonable notice of such changes. Affected students will be entitled to withdraw from the programme and the University will assist students to find an alternative programme or HE provider.
Any complaints concerning the fairness or accuracy of the University’s publicity materials should be addressed in writing to the Head of the Recruitment and Admissions Office, who will investigate the matter and reply in writing within 21 days of receiving the letter.
All students will be required, as a condition of enrolment, to agree to abide by and to submit to the University statutes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures (‘Regulations’). The Regulations may be amended from time to time in light of changes in the law or requirements of the University’s regulators; or to update them to ensure they are fit for purpose; or to reflect sector guidance or best practice; or to incorporate feedback from students. Such changes will normally come into force at the beginning of the following 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. Students will be informed if such changes are made and if they affect a particular programme or cohort of students. A copy of the current Regulations are available here.
Full details of our admissions policies can be found on our applicants website, including information about our admissions appeals and complaints process.
Admission to a programme of study is made on the basis that you have accurately and truthfully presented all the relevant facts in your application. The University retains the right to withdraw an offer of a place or terminate your registration if it subsequently comes to light that the information you provided in support of your application was inaccurate or incomplete or a misrepresentation of your academic and other achievements. The University requires all students to provide proof of identity and qualifications at point of registration.
Due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the University's policy on disclosure, the University will only correspond on any issue regarding an application with the applicant themselves, unless the applicant has provided written permission for the University to discuss it with another person.
Consent to process
For the University to operate efficiently, it needs to process information about you for administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. Any offer this institution makes to you is subject to your consent to process such information and is therefore a requirement before we can register you as a student.
Use of contextual data
The Recruitment and Admissions Office currently collects a range of contextual data using publicly available datasets to support its Access agreement with OFFA. The data includes education context of the applicant's school or college and performance of the applicant's school at A level or equivalent. The University also collects postcode data to identify applicants from low participation neighbourhoods as well as those that have been looked after/in care for more than three months, where indicated on the UCAS form. The University will use contextual data in the round to support the decision-making process, it does not make lower offers on the basis of contextual data.
Please also see our general entry requirements:
Entry requirements for short courses and other programmes (eg not standard undergraduate or postgraduate programmes) can be found on the relevant webpages.