Students are responsible for learning the rules and regulations that govern academic life at the university, including the student's rights, responsibilities, degree and graduation requirements.
Among other responsibilities, it is worth noting here that:
- students are responsible for knowing and understanding the rules and regulations that govern their academic lives at the university;
- students are responsible for knowing and understanding the requirements to earn a degree;
- students are responsible for reading the course syllabus and understanding the course expectations;
- students are responsible for checking their UK email accounts on a regular basis;
- students are responsible for maintaining contact with the course instructor and informing him or her of issues affecting the student's coursework (e.g., to excuse an absence, students are required to inform the instructor and submit documentation, if required, no later than one week of the student's return to class); and
- the burden of proof for student claims is on the student (e.g. grade appeals). Therefore, students are advised to save emails, copies of course syllabi, and any other documentation that may be of assistance.
Colleges and/or departments may provide students with a handbook with which students should become familiar. In addition, below are links to documents that also contain the rules and regulations that govern students' academic lives at the University:
University Bulletin - for undergraduate students
Graduate School Bulletin - for graduate students
University Senate Rules - academic rights and responsibilities
Administrative Regulation 4-10 - Code of Student Conduct
Students should also become familiar with the Office of the Registrar's website which contains the Academic Calendar, a GPA Calculator, Tuition, Fees, and Tuition Appeal information, etc.