Student Terms and Conditions

Pre-sessional Terms and Conditions

Please note that these terms and conditions (these “Terms”) apply only to the Pre-Sessional English Programme (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”) and exclusively available to students who have been offered and accepted a place on a course beginning on a date between January 2020 and September 2020 (each referred to in these Terms as a “Core Course” and together, the “Core Courses”).

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.

 

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, in instances where students have paid or are due to pay an acceptance deposit for courses commencing in July 2020 and September 2020, we are now allowing a longer ‘cooling off period’.

The cooling off period for each course is explained in the respective Fee Schedules, available at https://www.law.ac.uk/student-terms-and-conditions/fees-and-instalment-schedules/.

Please be aware that the Student Terms and Conditions and all other terms in your Fee Schedules will still apply.

July 2020 courses

Instead of being 14 days from the date of acceptance of our offer, the cooling off period for all July 2020 courses will end on 30th May 2020

Please note that if you accept your place within 14 days of, on or after 30th May 2020 then the cooling off period will be 14 days from the date of acceptance.

If you cancel your course between 30th May 2020 and the First Fee Liability deadline of 1st July 2020, please note that the Terms and Conditions will apply and you will be refunded any tuition fees that you or your sponsors have paid but you may not be entitled to a refund of your deposit.

September 2020 courses

Instead of being 14 days from the date of acceptance of our offer, the cooling off period and the cooling off period for all September 2020 courses will now end on 30th June 2020.

Please note that if you accept your place within 14 days of, on or after 30th June 2020 then the cooling off period will be 14 days from the date of acceptance.

If you cancel your course between 30th June 2020 and the First Fee Liability deadline of 1st September 2020, please note that the Terms and Conditions will apply and you will be refunded any tuition fees that you or your sponsors have paid but you may not be entitled to a refund of your deposit.

This means that, dependent on the course you have applied for, you will be able to cancel your course at any time before 30th April 2020 or 30th June 2020 respectively and will receive a refund of a deposit and of any course fees that you or your sponsors may have paid.

 

Terms and conditions

1. Confirmation of your place

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.

2. Non-financial obligations

a) By reserving a place on the Course you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with:

  • all University policies published and as they may be updated from time to time on our website at https://www.law.ac.uk/policies/ including (without limitation) policies concerning Accessibility, Cookies and Privacy, Data Protection (including the Data Protection Declaration), Data Retention, Disability Support, Diversity, Intermission, Modern Slavery, Safeguarding, Student Charter, Student Discipline (including the Student Discipline Regulations), Terms and Conditions of Website Use, Tier 4 Students, Vacancy Advertising Service and Website Disclaimer;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • the University’s own academic, language and other eligibility requirements including the specific eligibility requirements for the Course; and
  • any disability support agreements applicable to the Course.

b) If you are currently studying for an entry qualification for the Course and fail one or more assessments or fail to achieve the grade required to meet the conditions (if any) of your offer, you should confirm this via e-mail to admissions@law.ac.uk as soon as possible – it may affect your eligibility to start the Course at the University and failure to promptly notify can have fee implications.

3. Course fees

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

b) Course fees exclude reassessments or any further attempts to undertake the course, which will be charged for separately.

c) Current fees for the Course are detailed in your offer and can be seen in the Fee Schedule or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms. We review our fees on an annual basis, taking into account UK inflation rates and other costs.

d) 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 which will be made available to you by email and also confirmed to you on receipt of your offer letter.

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

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

g) 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.

h) 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.

i) In the event that you need to take a reassessment you must pay the prescribed fee on registration for the reassessment.

j) 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.

4. Cancellation, liability and refunds

a) Cancellation of this contract occurs when you cancel your Course place, or if the University cancels this contract for one of the reasons (e)(i) – (xiii) listed below. (“Cancellation”)

b) The extent of your fee liability will vary depending on the Cancellation date. Please see the Fee Schedule for full details of your fee liability on Cancellation or as detailed in separate documentation and correspondence forming part of these Terms.

c) Fees are not refundable other than in the circumstances described below.

How to cancel

d) To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement. This can be done by electronically completing and submitting the model cancellation form or any other clear statement on the Cancellation and Deferrals Portal of our website at https://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/CancellationsAndDeferrals (a “Webpage Cancellation”).

e) You can also inform us of your decision to cancel by a clear statement sent by email to admissions@law.ac.uk (up to the end of Course Week 2) or to your chosen University Campus or as otherwise directed in the Fee Schedule (from the start of Course Week 3). You may use the University's model cancellation form but it is not obligatory to do so (an “Email Cancellation”).

f) You cannot cancel by telephone or otherwise.

g) If you send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation, we will communicate to you an acknowledgement of receipt of such a cancellation by email without delay. We recommend you keep a copy of your acknowledgement.

h) The Admissions teams acknowledge receipt of all e-mails within 48 hours of receipt. If you send an e- mail and do not receive this acknowledgement please either re-send your e-mail or contact us on 0800 289997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000.

i) To meet a cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send an Email Cancellation or a Webpage Cancellation before the end of the cancellation period, being 14 June 2020 (12 week course) or 19 July 2020 (7 week course), as set out in the Fee Schedule made available to you by email.

Cancellation by the University

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

(i) 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.

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

(iii) If you are paying by direct debit and the direct debit payment is cancelled or fails.

(iv) If you have not met the eligibility criteria for the Course.

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

(vi) If you fail to supply prior to registration any requested documentation which is required to confirm your eligibility to study in the UK (see clause 9 Students from non-EEA countries).

(vii) If you fail to supply any documentation upon registration which is required by the Home Office, or supply any information to the Home Office which is false or inaccurate (see clause 9 Students from non-EEA countries).

(viii) If you fail to take up your place at the start of the Course.

(ix) If you fail to attend in accordance with University requirements.

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

(xi) If in our opinion we have any reason to believe that you could put our Home Office Tier 4 Status at risk.

(xii) If there are not enough students confirmed on the Course or if the number of students confirmed on the Course exceeds the number of places available on that course.

(xiii) If the running or continuation of the Course becomes unviable or practically impossible for the University.

If the University is unable to run the Course or cancels your place for the last two reasons listed above, it will refund in full all the fees of the cancelled course, including any deposit. The University cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

5. Deferral

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”).

a) Deferral is not available on the Course, there is no right to Defer on the Course.

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

6. Intermission

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”).

a) Intermission is not available on the Course, there is no right to Intermit.

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

7. Transfer

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

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

b) 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. 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.

9. Students from non-EEA countries

a) If you need to be sponsored under Tier 4 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 Tier 4 sponsorship before the University can issue this to you.

Tier 4 Sponsorship

b) If you are not a citizen of the UK or any other country in the EEA (a “Non-EEA Student”) 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 Tier 4 Student visa (“Visa”), which:

i) authorises you to remain in the UK in order to study the Course;

ii) extends for the duration of the Course; and

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

c) If you are a Non-EEA Student who has to obtain a Visa, the University will:

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

  • that you have met all of the academic requirements; and
  • if separately required, that you have met the English language conditions prescribed for your entry to the Course or by the Home Office; and
  • that you have met all the Home Office’s requirements for Tier 4 sponsorship

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

iii) 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.

d) If you are a Non-EEA Student who has to obtain a Visa, you will:

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

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

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

  • your UK address and telephone numbers; and
  • your attendance at and absences from the classes or assessments prescribed for the Course;
  • comply with all conditions attached to the Visa; and
  • 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-EEA Students

e) The following applies to all Non-EEA Students:

i) If, on initial registration, you, are a non-EEA 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:

ii) refuse to register you onto the Course;

iii) withdraw our offer of a place on the Course;

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

v) 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.

f) If you are a Non-EEA Student sponsored by the University and your Visa application is refused:

i) you will inform Student Immigration Compliance and Advice within two weeks* upon receiving the Visa application outcome, submitting the Visa Refusal document issued by UK Visas and Immigration; and

ii) 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.

g) 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:

i) you did not make a timely Visa application;

ii) 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);

iii) 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;

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

v) 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 the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.

10. English language requirements

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

i) 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.

ii) IELTS 5.0overall 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.

iii) 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.

iv) 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.

v) 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.

vi) 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.

b) 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.

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

11. General

a) These Terms (including any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms) are governed by English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

b) The University may transfer its rights and obligations under these Terms to any successor in title to its business or to any entity to which a substantial part of its business is transferred, and you authorise the University as your agent to enter into an agreement with such successor or entity in substantially the same form as this agreement to procure that such successor or entity succeeds to all rights and obligations of the University under these Terms. Alternatively, and at the University's sole discretion, you agree that you will execute any deed of novation that the University reasonably requests to give effect to such transfer.

c) Failure or delay by the University to exercise any of its rights or remedies (full or partial) under these Terms shall not constitute any form of waiver.

d) The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver the Course in accordance with the description given to it on the University’s website at the date of its commencement. However, the University reserves the right to make any variations to the Course which it considers to be necessary including (without limitation):

i) to reflect changes to the theory in an area of research or practices around the subject or its delivery;

ii) as a result of a commissioning or accrediting body requiring certain content to be added to or changed within the Course;

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

e) Changes made by the University may include changes to the content and structure of the Course as well as the location, dates, times and method of its delivery. Nevertheless, prior to making any change to the Course which would, in the University’s reasonable opinion result in you receiving a materially different service to that which you agreed when accepting your place on the Course (a “substantial change”), the University will notify you in writing. If any change we propose would amount to a substantial change, you will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the Course without further liability, in each case by giving the University written notice within 14 days of being notified of such substantial change. Where you have so notified the University that you wish to withdraw from the Course, the University will refund in full any instalments of your Course fees already paid, including any Deposit (should you have been required to pay

any instalments of your Course fees already paid, including any Deposit (should you have been required to pay one for any reason). The University accepts no liability for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

f) These Terms (which include your Fee Schedule, any other documentation which has been expressly incorporated by these Terms or the Fee Schedule and any separate offer documentation and correspondence received by you and stated as forming part of these Terms pursuant to paragraphs 3(b) and 4(b) of these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and the University. By accepting your place on the Course, you confirm that you have not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) other than as expressly set out in these Terms.

Fee Schedules:

Fee Schedule (Pre-Sessional English Course) are made available to Pre-Sessional students by email.