Student Terms and Conditions

Pre-sessional Terms and Conditions

Effective date: 27 April 2021

Please note that these terms and conditions (these “Terms”) apply only to the 7 week and 12 week Pre-Sessional English Language Course, (the “Course”) designed and delivered by University of Law Business School, the business faculty of the University of Law Limited (No. 07933838) (together, the “University” or “we”, “us” or “our”).

The Course is available exclusively to students who have been offered and accepted a place on a full time University course beginning on a date between July 2021 and October 2021 (referred to in these Terms as the “Core Course”).

By reserving places on the Course and Core Course, you enter into a legally binding contract with the University which can only be varied by agreement in writing. You accept and agree to be bound by these Terms which include the fee schedule relating to the Course (the “Fee Schedule”) which will be made available to you by email.

Your acceptance has immediate cost implications and creates financial commitments.

Please read these terms carefully before you book your Course with the University. These Terms tell you who we are, how we will provide the Course to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these Terms, please contact us to discuss.

1. Information about us and how to contact us

1.1 Who we are. We are the University of Law Limited a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 07933838 and our registered office is at 2 Bunhill Row, Moorgate, London, England EC1Y 8HQ. Our registered VAT number is 151683901.

1.2 How to contact us. You can contact us in relation to the Course by telephoning our Admissions team at 0800 289997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000 or by writing to us at admissions@law.ac.uk.

1.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address you provide to us.

1.4 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.

2. The University’s contract with you

2.1 Upon the University’s receipt of your acceptance, your contract with the University, and any applicable cooling off period, will commence immediately. Your place will be confirmed automatically.

3. Non-financial obligations on you

3.1 You accept and agree to be bound by and comply with:

3.1.1 all University policies published and as they may be updated from time to time on our website https://www.law.ac.uk/policies/

3.1.2 all rules and regulations relating to the Course contained in the student handbook which is accessible via ELITE, including (without limitation) attendance and disciplinary rules, IT, exam rules, assessment regulations and appeals;

3.1.3 all eligibility requirements of the relevant regulatory or validating body for the Course as detailed in the offer documentation including (in each case without limitation and where applicable), obtaining membership, compliance with any “character and suitability” criteria and disclosure of past criminal convictions;

3.1.4 any disability support agreements applicable to the Course; and

3.1.5 the University's own academic, language and other eligibility requirements for your Course as notified to you or made available to you on the University website https://www.law.ac.uk (“Requirements”).

4 Course fees

4.1 We review our fees on an annual basis, taking into account UK inflation rates and other costs.

4.2 Course fees include: tuition, interactive learning resources, and examination or assessment fees.

4.3 Course fees exclude: reassessments or any further attempts to undertake the course, which will be charged for separately. In the event that you need to take a reassessment you must pay the prescribed fee on registration for the reassessment.

4.4 Current fees for the Course are detailed in the Fee Schedule attached to your offer which will be made available to you by email or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms.

4.5 If, for any reason, a deposit is required for the Course (as that term is defined in your Fee Schedule, the “Deposit”), this will be clearly indicated on your Fee Schedule.

4.6 Course fees must be paid in accordance with the “Fee Schedule” or as detailed separately, as above.

4.7 Late payment may lead to cancellation of the Course place by the University.

4.8 If you have financial sponsorship, and, for any reason, you are required to pay a Deposit, you should pay such Deposit yourself and then claim the amount from your sponsor.

4.9 Please note that even if someone other than you makes any payment, or agrees to make any payment, on your behalf you remain liable for full payment until the University has received cleared funds. Any rights the University may have against the payer are not affected.

4.10 If you do not pay the Course fees or reassessment fees in accordance with these Terms, the University reserves the right to withdraw any offer, cancel your accepted place on the Course, exclude you from any relevant assessment, exam or reassessment, leave your assessment or reassessment unmarked or withhold assessment or reassessment results and materials.

5. Cancellation, liability and refunds

5.1 Cancellation of this contract with the University occurs when you cancel your Course place, or if the University cancels this contract for one of the reasons listed in paragraph 5.8 below ("Cancellation").

Your right to cancel

5.2 To exercise your right to cancel your Course you must inform us of your decision to cancel by sending a clear statement by email to admissions@law.ac.uk.

5.3 The University will acknowledge your Cancellation within 24 hours of receipt. If you do not receive this acknowledgement please either re-send or contact us on 0800 289997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000. We recommend you keep a copy of your acknowledgement of cancellation.

When you may cancel & fees you may still need to pay when you cancel

5.4 Early cancellation: you may cancel your Course:

5.4.1 within 14 days of receipt of your acceptance (known as “the Cooling Off Period”); or

5.4.2 no less than one calendar month before the start of your Course;

in which case any Course Fees you have paid will be refunded to you in full however, the University will be entitled to deduct a charge from the refund owed to you where your Course starts or is running during the Cooling Off Period or you have accessed any digital content (including course materials) before cancelling. We have explained your right to cancel and what sums we may deduct from any refund due in table in paragraph 5.7.

5.5 Other cancellation: you may cancel your place on a Course at any other time, however, you may not be entitled to a full refund of your Course Fees and we will deduct a charge for any digital content (including course materials) that you have accessed before you cancel. We have explained your rights to cancel and what you may still be responsible for paying in the table in paragraph 5.7.

5.6 Cancelling an offer or your accepted place on your Course with the University will mean that you will not be permitted to attend the Course.

5.7 Table summary of cancellation rights and refunds:

Date on which you cancel Refund you will get on your Course Fees (if any)

You cancel on or before:
(1) the end of the Cooling Off Period and your Course has not yet started;

OR

(2) at least one calendar month before the start date of your Course and before the Full Fee Liability date as stated in your Fee Schedule

Any Course Fee already paid will be refunded but the University will be able to deduct from your refund:

  • where you have accessed any digital content (such as Course materials) before cancelling, a reasonable charge for the digital content you have accessed.
You cancel on or before the end of the Cooling Off Period but your Course has already started.

Any Course Fee already paid will be refunded but the University will be able to deduct from your refund:

  • a reasonable and proportionate sums commensurate with the amount of time that your Course has been running up to the date of cancellation;
  • where you have accessed any digital content (such as Course materials) before cancelling, a reasonable charge for the digital content you have accessed; and
  • a reasonable administrative fee to cover the University’s costs and expenses incurred in dealing with your place on the Course up to the point of cancellation.
You cancel at any other time after the end of the Cooling Off Period and on or after the Full Fee Liability date as referred to in your Fee Schedule

You will not be entitled to any refund on any Course Fee already paid.

You will be still be liable for any Course Fee owing to the University if you have opted to pay for your Course by instalments.

The University’s right to cancel

5.8 The University reserves the right to refuse or cancel an offer or cancel an accepted place on your Course for any of the following reasons:

5.8.1 If you have not paid your Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason) and/or your Course fees in accordance with these Terms and the Fee Schedule.

5.8.2 If you have any outstanding debt owed to the University in respect of any other University courses.

5.8.3 If you have not met the eligibility criteria for the Course.

5.8.4 If your offer of a place is conditional and you have not met the requirements of your conditional offer.

5.8.5 If you fail to supply any requested documentation prior to registration with the University that is required to confirm your eligibility to study in the UK (see paragraph 10).

5.8.6 If you fail to supply upon registration a valid passport or other acceptable form of ID or any documentation which is required by the Home Office, or supply any information to the Home Office which is false or inaccurate (see paragraph 10).

5.8.7 If you fail to take up your place at the start of your Course.

5.8.8 If you fail to attend in accordance with University requirements.

5.8.9 If you are found to have committed gross misconduct or found guilty of a serious criminal offence.

5.8.10 If in our opinion we have any reason to believe that you could put our Home Office licence at risk.

Where the University cancels your place on a Course in the circumstances set out in this paragraph 5.8 for something you have done wrong you may not be entitled to any refund of the Course Fee already paid.

5.9 The University may also cancel a Course where:

5.9.1 there are not enough students confirmed on your Course or if the number of students confirmed on your Course exceeds the number of places available on your Course; or

5.9.2 if the running or continuation of your Course becomes unviable or practically impossible for the University or the University cannot run the Course for reasons beyond its reasonable control,

in each case, the University will suggest an alternative way for you to meet the conditions of your offer for your Core Course. Should an alternative not be available, the University will refund you in full for any part of the Course Fees you have already paid that has not been fully delivered. The University cannot be held responsible to you for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

6. Deferral & Intermission

6.1 A request to defer is an application to cancel your reserved Course place and reserve a new place on a later Course on these same Terms, returning at the start of the Course (“Deferral”).

6.2 A request to intermit is an application to cancel your reserved Course place and reserve a new place on a later Course on these same Terms, returning at an appropriate point in the later Course as notified to you by the University (“Intermission”).

6.3 Deferral and Intermission are not available on the Course, there is no right to Defer or Intermit on the Course.

6.4 Please note that Deferral or Intermission may be available on your Core Course but there is no automatic right to defer or intermit. Please consult the terms and conditions relating to your Core Course for further details.

7. Transfer

7.1 A request to transfer is an application to transfer to another course, mode of study and/or University Campus on these same Terms (“Transfer”).

7.2 Transfer is not available on the Course, there is no right to Transfer.

7.3 Please note that Transfer may be available on your Core Course but there is no automatic right to transfer. Please consult the terms and conditions relating to your Core Course for further details.

8. Your use of the University’s systems and materials

8.1 Where you have access to the University’s information technology systems, or access to other learning platforms or mobile applications (together known as the “IT Services”), you may be required to sign up to additional terms and conditions relating to the use of those IT Services when you first access those IT Services. You must ensure you read and accept those terms and conditions to be able to continue to use those IT Services.

8.2 Where the University provides you with any materials for your Course (including reading lists, software applications, lecture notes in any format or media), you may only use those materials in accordance with the University’s Intellectual Property Policy for Students which is available on the University’s policies page at: https://www.law.ac.uk/policies/.

9. Definition of a Home Student for fee status decisions

There are two categories of fee status, Home and Overseas. If your Course has separate Course fees for Home and Overseas students, on receipt of your application the University will carry out an assessment of your fee status which will determine your applicable tuition fees. This decision is based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997. These regulations enable individual institutions to classify the fee status of students. The onus is on individual students to satisfy the institution that they meet the criteria to be classified as Home status for the purpose of fees.

Assessments are based on the information and facts that you provide at the time of your initial application.

 

10. Overseas Students

10.1 If you need to be sponsored under the ‘Student Route’ of the Home Office points-based system, the University must issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) before you can apply for your visa. You must have paid your Course fees in full and met all of the requirements for student visa sponsorship before the University can issue this to you.
Student Visa Sponsorship

10.2 If you are not a citizen of the UK and Ireland and you do not have a valid visa enabling you to study in the UK, it is your responsibility to obtain from the Home Office a student visa (“Visa”), which:

10.2.1 authorises you to remain in the UK in order to study the Course;

10.2.2 extends for the duration of the Course; and

10.2.3 has been issued on the basis of the CAS related to the University's offer of a place on the Course.

10.3 If you are an overseas student who has to obtain a Visa, the University will:

10.3.1 issue you with a CAS as long as we have received from you such proof as we specify:

10.3.1.1 that you have met all of the academic requirements; and

10.3.1.2 if separately required, that you have met the English language conditions prescribed for your entry to the Course or by the Home Office; and

10.3.1.3 that you have met all the Home Office’s requirements for student Visa sponsorship.

10.3.1 provide in a timely and comprehensive manner such guidance as you may require in order for you to apply for the Visa; and

10.3.2 respond fully and speedily to any request for information or documentation which if we are asked to supply in connection with an application for the Visa.

10.4 If you are an overseas student who has to obtain a Visa, you will:

10.4.1 supply us with all the documents requested, either original or certified copies (as stipulated by us);

10.4.2 ensure that your application for the Visa is accurate, submitted in a timely manner and supported by any documentation required by Home Office;

10.4.3 provide us with all of the information, which we require during the Visa’s term which may relate, inter alia, to:

(i) your UK address and telephone numbers; and

(ii) your attendance at and absences from the classes or assessments prescribed for the Course;

(iii) comply with all conditions attached to the Visa; and

10.4.4 notify the University immediately and via visacompliance@law.ac.uk of any change in your circumstances which could put into doubt your ability to comply with the conditions attached to the Visa.

All Non-UK Students

10.5 The following applies to all Non-UK students:

10.5.1 If, on initial registration, you are a non-UK student who is unable to produce all proof of eligibility to study on the programme and any other documents specified by the University, the University will be entitled to:

10.5.2 refuse to register you onto the Course;

10.5.3 withdraw our offer of a place on the Course;

10.5.4 report to the Home Office that we have done so; and/or

10.5.5 retain, or recover from you, any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason), Course fees or other sums in accordance with the Fee Schedule.

10.6 If you are a Non-UK student sponsored by the University and your Visa application is refused:

10.6.1 you will inform the Student Immigration Compliance and Advice team at visacompliance@law.ac.uk within two weeks* upon receiving the Visa application outcome, submitting the Visa Refusal document issued by UK Visas and Immigration; and

10.6.2 unless any of the exceptional circumstances outlined below apply, the University will issue a refund of all the monies paid, minus any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason).

*Refund requests received after this date will automatically be rejected.

10.7 If any of the following exceptional circumstances apply, then the University may retain, or recover, any Deposit, fees or other sums in accordance with your Fee Schedule:

10.7.1 you did not make a timely Visa application;

10.7.2 you did not inform the University of the reason of non-arrival within one week of the Course start date (being the date shown on the CAS statement);

10.7.3 the refusal document issued by UK Visas and Immigration indicates that you presented fraudulent information and/or documents, and/or were found by the Home Office not to be a genuine student;

10.7.4 you presented fraudulent information to the University as part of your application; and/or

10.7.5 you did not prepare for the Visa interview, could not answer relevant questions about the Course and/or the University and/or did not provide the correct documents with your Visa application as outlined in Appendix Student of the Immigration Rules.

11. English language requirements

12.1 In order to be eligible for the Course, you must have:

12.1.1 IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme) if your Core Course is a University of Law Business School 3 Year BA programmes. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.1.2 IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 4.5 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme) if your Core Course is the University of Law Business School’s BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year programmes. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 5.5 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.1.3 IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme) if your Core Course is a University of Law Undergraduate with Foundation Year programmes. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.1.4 IELTS 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any-sub component (twelve-week programme) if your Core Course is the University’s LLB Full Time Course, GDL or MA in Law. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.1.5 IELTS 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme) if your Core Course is the University’s LLB Law Accelerated. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.1.6 IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in any other sub-component (seven- week programme) or IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve- week programme) if your Core Course is a University of Law Business School’s Postgraduate programme. You will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of your Core Course.

12.2 If, you have met our English language requirements, but your contact with the University prior to or during the Course leads us to reasonably believe that your English language ability would be likely to seriously jeopardise your success on the Course or your Core Course, we may ask you to demonstrate your English language ability by undertaking an IELTS test or other appropriate test at our expense. If you do not meet the minimum IELTS scores stated for the Course, the University will be entitled to withdraw you from the Course. In such circumstances, the University will have no liability to you but will refund to you any fees you have already paid less your deposit.

12.3 If you have any concerns about this you must contact admissions@law.ac.uk as soon as possible.

13. Changes to your Course

13.1 The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver your Course in accordance with the information provided to you within your offer letter. However, the University reserves the right to make any variations to your Course that it considers to be reasonably necessary including (without limitation):

13.1.1 as a result of a commissioning or accrediting body requiring certain content to be added to or changed within your Course;

13.1.2 if your educational experience would be or would be likely to be impaired if changes were not made to your Course.

13.2 Where the University makes changes to the content and structure of your Course as well as the location, dates, times, and method of delivery and we consider that such changes would mean you receive a materially different service to what you agreed to when you accept your offer for your place on the Course, we will notify you in writing and you will be given the opportunity to confirm in writing within 14 days whether you would like to withdraw from your Course without further liability. We will refund the fees you have already paid, minus a reasonable deduction to cover the cost of the materials and a proportion of the programme already delivered. We will not have any further liability to you for remedy, damages or compensation in this situation beyond the refund.

14. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

14.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage we cause you as a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.

15. How we may use your personal information

15.1 How we may use your personal information. We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy available at https://www.law.ac.uk/globalassets/13.-media--doc-repo/08.-policies/pdf_policies_privacy-policy.pdf

16. Other important terms

16.1 We may transfer this Agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under these Terms.

16.2 Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end the contract or make any changes to these Terms.

16.3 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

16.4 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the Course to you, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.

16.5 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts.

16.6 Complaints Procedure. If you wish to make a complaint about the University or any aspect of your Course please refer to Complaints - Student Guide (Q9.2.3) for guidance.

16.7 Changes to legislation and regulatory requirements. Reference in these Terms (or in our policies, rules, regulations or Requirements at paragraph 3.1 above) to any:

16.7.1 Statute, regulation or other legislation, including subordinate legislation;

16.7.2 Government agencies, departments or regulatory bodies, such as UK Visas and Immigration and the Home Office;

16.7.3 Requirements imposed by Government agencies or departments or regulatory bodies
shall include any replacement, amendment, re-enactment or extension of such legislation, department, agency or requirement as made from time to time.