Student Progress

Student Charter

Student Charter

Our vision is of Newcastle as a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Profound challenges confront societies in the UK and throughout the world, and addressing those challenges has brought an enhanced sense of purpose and focus to our work.

This commitment to ‘Excellence with a Purpose’ is reflected in our key aims, which are:

  • to be a world-class, research-intensive university
  • to deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality
  • to play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England

Students are key partners in achieving these aims because University success depends upon student success. To encourage student success, the Student Charter is a summary of commitments that have been agreed by the University community and signed off by the Vice-Chancellor and the President of the Students’ Union.

The Student Charter has been developed after detailed review and consultation with key academic staff and Students’ Union representatives. Important appendices to the Student Charter are the Supplementary Statements of Student Rights and Responsibilities which are included in the Student Charter‌ (PDF: 512 KB).

The principles apply to all students, regardless of their course or mode of study or location. However, there are particular provisions at NUMed. Although not all services and facilities outlined in the charter may be available for students at NUMed, students and staff at NUMed are expected to follow the spirit of the charter. Where applicable, similar or equivalent services are made available at NUMed. For example, at NUMed we have a Students’ Council, which meets some of the responsibilities and role of the Students’ Union in the UK.

The Student Charter was last updated: July 2021