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Your responsibilities as a student


Royal Holloway, University of London ("the College") expects you to act responsibly and to be accountable for your actions, both academic and non-academic. During on-line signup you agree to be bound by the College Statutes, Regulations and policies of the College as amended from time to time. These are listed below each relevant General Regulation for your information. All applicable College regulations are enforced under the Student Disciplinary Regulations, which may lead totermination of College registration or withdrawal of facilities.

You are reminded that this responsibility extends to participation in College related activities off site, such as field trips, placements or years abroad. Likewise, behaviour in the local community that brings the College into disrepute by causing offence or leads to statutory action may also result in College action under the disciplinary regulations.

Where a student is unwilling or unable to take reasonable steps to manage their behaviour College reserves the right to take appropriate action. Management of behaviour includes, but is not limited to, physical and mental health issues. If you encounter difficulties you are encouraged to seek support from the College's support services.

You must take responsibility for your own finances and budgeting, seeking help from the relevant College and / or external funding support services as needed. This includes a responsibility to ensure your tuition fees, accommodation fees and other contractual payments are paid to the College on or before the invoice due date. Non-payment of fees may result in termination of registration or eviction from College halls. The Student Fee Regulations state the terms and conditions relating to fee payment.

The Student Charter provides a summary of our aspirations for both students and staff which is designed to benefit and support the student experience. It is not intended to be a legally binding contract of terms and conditions. It is important that all prospective and current students familiarise themselves with the current published documents that relate in any way to their being a student.

Student conduct regulations

Our student conduct regulations outline what we’ll do if there are allegations of minor or major misconduct by a student. Appendix 1 of the regulations outline what types of behaviour might be considered misconduct (this is not an exhaustive list).

Student conduct regulations [PDF]

Student fees

Our student fee regulations set out what tuition or residence fees you pay, as well as any circumstances in which you might be released from paying these fees. The regulations also set out what action the College will take when you don’t pay.

Student Fee Regulations [PDF]

The Tuition Fee Operational Guidelines contain guidance on the tuition fees you will be charged while studying at the College and how they are calculated. The Guidelines should be read alongside your offer letter and the Student Fee Regulations.

Tuition Fee Operational Guidelines [PDF]

Alcohol, drugs & substance use & misuse policy 

The College doesn’t tolerate any abuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances. This code outlines the action College will take where there are suspected or known instances of abuse or misuse.

Alcohol, drugs & substance use & misuse policy [PDF]

Car parking

The General Traffic Regulations and Car Parking policy applies to anyone bringing a vehicle onto campus. This includes the requirement to obtain and display a parking permit and penalty charge notices for non-compliance. Campus roads are considered public highways and UK traffic law applies.

Traffic and Car Parking Policy [PDF]

Fitness to reside

The Fitness to Reside Policy applies to all students who are enrolled in studies and reside in College owned or managed Halls of Residence or properties.  The Policy relates to an individual’s capacity to live successfully with others, observing rules and standards intended to facilitate a pleasant and safe living environment.

Fitness to Reside Policy [PDF]

Dignity and respect (Students)

Hate speech and harassment – including by social media – will be regarded seriously and could be grounds for disciplinary action, which may include termination of registration as a student.

Dignity and Respect Policy (Students) [PDF]

Freedom of speech

The College is committed to the principle of freedom of speech. You must not engage in behaviour that prevents, obstructs or disrupts the holding or orderly conduct of any meeting or other lawful assembly in the College.

Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech [PDF]

Procedure for inviting external speakers to College events [PDF] 

Intellectual property and commercial partnering

Intellectual Property and Commercial Partnering Policy [PDF]

Intellectual Property Framework [PDF]

Support to study policy

The Support to Study Policy applies to all students who are enrolled in studies and is applicable in situations where a student’s health, wellbeing and/or behaviour are having a detrimental impact on their ability to function and progress. It is intended to ensure appropriate procedures are followed by staff when concerns are raised about a student’s fitness to study at the College.

Support to Study Policy [PDF]

Student engagement policy for undergraduate and post graduate taught students

Student Engagement Policy for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Taught Students [PDF]