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Important documents that form part of the terms and conditions

When you receive your offer from us we advise you that ‘by accepting the offer and subsequently by enrolling on the course, you are agreeing to abide by the University’s regulations, policies and procedures.’   

This page provides you with the key policies that will affect you as a student and it is important that you carefully read each of the documents listed below, before accepting your offer. There are a number of circumstances in which the University may change details of your course or policies and regulations related to this and these are outlined in the summary document.  If any changes are made, you will be kept informed of these. 


A summary of terms and conditions for 2017 entry on Southampton Solent University undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are agreed to when accepting an offer and again when enrolling onto your course.

Download the summary of terms and conditions for 2017 entry

The student declaration confirms that you wish to enrol onto the course and accept specific University requirements. 

Download the student declaration document

Student attendance is an expectation of the University and this policy outlines this expectation, along with the process followed and potential actions following non-attendance of classes by students.

Download the student attendance statement

The University outlines the circumstances and process for recording of teaching sessions by students in this policy.

Download the recording of teaching sessions by students policy

Download the Education Act 1994 code of practice


The assessment policy outlines the University’s assessment process and responsibilities related to different aspects of assessment.

Download the assessment policy

The assessment regulations outline the way the University will consider and make decisions regarding whether students have successfully completed units and awards, opportunities that will be made available to recover any academic deficit, along with requirements for progression between levels and the time limits for completing awards.

Download the assessment regulations

The extenuating circumstances policy explains how the University considers adverse situations that may effect a student’s performance during their course.

Download the extenuating circumstances policy

The student academic misconduct document identifies the principles, definitions and processes used by the University when considering various forms of academic misconduct.

Download the student academic misconduct policy

The University has a process for the recognition of prior learning and credit transfer which explains how the University will consider past experiences and awards as a way of achieving part of a Southampton Solent University award.

Download the recognition of prior learning and credit transfer document

The university policy for online submissions outlines expectations regarding on line submission of student assessed work and the associated assessment and data protection implications linked to it.

Download the online submissions policy

Fees and charges

The fees guidance documents confirm the tuition fees and other costs, along with details of payment requirements and any other charges.

Download the Solent fees regulations for home, EU, EEA and Island students

Download the Solent fees regulations for overseas students

Download the Warsash fees regulations for home, EU, EEA and Island students

Download the Warsash fees regulations for overseas students

The debt management policy outlines payment requirements and how the actions the University will take to recover any outstanding payments.

Download the debt management policy

Notice of right to cancel

Once you have accepted an offer to study at Southampton Solent University (Firm or Insurance), you will be able to cancel your acceptance within 14 days without giving any reason.

The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the date on which you accepted the offer, which is the date on which your contract with the University began.

How to cancel
To exercise your right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear written statement, which may be sent by post or email.

Our contact details are:

Admissions Office
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

Download a cancellation form for undergraduate or postgraduate courses

Complaints and appeals

The student complaint policy outlines the procedures to be followed where a student is not satisfied with an aspect of their learning experience or the service they experience.

Download the student complaints policy

If a student believes their outcomes from an assessment board are not correct this policy indicates the process to academic appeals policy  

Download the academic appeals policy

The students speak up policy is a guide and mechanism by which any student of the University can raise legitimate and genuine serious concerns about perceived behaviour and activities of staff or other Southampton Solent University students.

Download the students speak up policy

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