Latest policies

Find all of our latest academic policies, quality assurance policies, academic regulations and procedures.

Policies for students

Our students are frequently updated of any changes to our academic policies and procedures via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). When required we will also publish here on our website. The policies relate to all students at AECC University College.

For information about key changes to student-facing regulations, policies and procedures for 2019-2020 please see the document New Policies/amendments to student facing policies and procedures for 2019-2020  

both in the UK and Overseas. The policies highlight expectations and show students the support available should they require it.  Once students commence their studies with us they will gain access to more regulations, policies, codes of practice and guidance.

Academic regulations, policies and procedures

Should you need further guidance on changes made to these policies, please get in touch with the AECC University College Academic Registrar. Where necessary we will highlight the change made.

General regulations, policies and procedures

Should you need further guidance on changes made to these policies, please get in touch with the AECC University College Academic Registrar. 

Quality assurance policies

The following policies may have implications for students so we would advise that you read them carefully.

Student agreement 2019/20

This document explains the standard terms and conditions for new students enrolling with AECC University College in September or October 2019.They also apply to existing students, and students agree at registration annually that they will abide by the terms of this Agreement.

The document is an agreement between this institution and our new students as to the rights, roles and responsibilities of both parties. Please contact our Registry team if you are unable to access any of the links to documents or if there is anything that you are unsure about. If you wish to discuss further before you accept an offer, or enrol as a student, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that this document was updated and the final revised version was added to the website on 30 July 2019. This includes reference to new and updated polices in place for 2019-2020, as highlighted on page 4 of the document. If you require an earlier copy of the student agreement you can request it from our Registry team

download Student agreement 2019/2020 - added 30 july 2019

Important information and additional costs

In addition to your Tuition Fees and living costs there are a number of items which you will be required or recommended to purchase in order to get the maximum benefit from the course. There may also be some unusual or surprising conditions about your course to consider before applying or accepting out offer.

These are outlined within course specific documents within our student finance pages: 

View the additional costs associated with your course.  

Student course cancellation form


Student Protection Plan and Student Refund and Compensation Policy 

Every provider of higher education in England is required to have a Student Protection Plan that is approved by the Office for Students (OfS). It sets out what measures we have in place to protect you, as a student at the University College, in the event of a risk arising to the continuation of your studies. 

The Student Refund and Compensation Policy sets out our arrangements for refunds and compensation for affected students (and applicants) where it is not possible for us to preserve continuation of study, and/or to meet our obligations of provision of education as it was originally intended. This policy relates to our Student Protection Plan and reflects our commitment to the student experience and to supporting our students to achieve their academic outcomes.

A minor amendment was made to the Student Protection Plan in July 2019, to indicated that this will be reviewed/approved through the Senior Management Group. The revised version was posted here on 22 July 2019. 



Access and Participation Plans

Here you will find our Access and Participation Plan and Fair Access Agreements, which set out our targets and milestones for widening participation in higher education by students from disadvantaged groups, and improving the aspirations, success and progression for students in these groups. This includes information about financial support packages, and details of our outreach activities, and targets and milestones for widening participation.

These access agreements have been formally approved by the Office for Students (or the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) prior to September 2019).

The Access and Participation Plan 2019-20 is for students who commence at the University College in September 2019. The Fair Access Agreement for 2018-19 applies for students who entered our courses in 2018. The document for 2017-18 applies to students admitted in 2017.




Student privacy notice 2019/20

This document explains our processing of personal data of past, present and prospective students of AECC University College. It explains how AECC University College collects, uses and shares your personal data, and your rights in relation to the personal data we holds. Should you have any queries, please contact our data protection officer by email:, 01202 436444, or by post: Data Protection Officer, AECC University College, Parkwood Road, Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2DF.

download student privacy notice 2019/2020