University Regulations

University Terms and Conditions

By accepting an offer from Newcastle University, applicants agree to follow the University’s Terms and Conditions when they register.  As part of the registration process, all students are asked to confirm that they have accepted the University Terms and Conditions

Student Charter

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 ‘Statement of Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities’ is an important appendix to this document which sets out expectations regarding student behaviour and conduct.  All students are asked to familiarise themselves with the Student Charter at the start of their degree. 

University Regulations

The Terms and Conditions require students to ‘abide by, and submit to, the Regulations and Rules of the University’.  The current year’s general regulations and also the regulations and exam conventions for individual degree programmes can be found on the University Regulations website.

Programme Regulations and Specifications

Programme regulations are prepared for each individual degree programme to provide further detail on credit weighting and the compulsory and optional modules available at each stage of the programme.  Programme specifications provide detail of the aims, learning outcomes and teaching and assessment methods used on individual degree programmes.  To find the regulations and specification for your degree programme, please consult the Programme Regulations and Specifications website.

Guidance for Examinations and Assessments arising from the emergency situation due to recent Industrial Action

Senate has now declared an emergency situation and this ‘Guidance’ will normally be followed by Senior Staff in the University until the end of the Academic Year for programme delivery, examinations and assessments which have been directly affected by the Industrial Action.

Guidance Document

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Declaration

As part of the annual registration process, students must accept the Student Declaration which makes reference to a number of the documents listed on this webpage. 

Data Collection Notice – Use of Student’s Personal Information

The registration process asks all students to confirm that they accept the University’s Data Collection Notice – Use of Student’s Personal Information.  The Notice gives details of the types of data that may be collected and what it will be used for.  Please ensure you have read this statement before you complete your registration. 

Using University IT and Library Facilities

Students are expected to comply with the University regulations and agreements when using computing facilities and the libraries.  Please consult the Newcastle University IT Service’s (NUIT) statement on Using University IT Facilities and the Library’s rules and regulations.