Latest policies

Find our Covid-19 response, all of our latest academic policies, quality assurance policies, academic regulations and procedures.

Latest Policies

Current students are advised of 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 2020-2021 please see the document New Policies/amendments to student facing policies and procedures for 2020-2021 

Emergency Regulations

The University College in April 2020 (and amended June 2020) approved University College-wide emergency regulations, to be enacted in circumstances beyond the University College’s control, such as the coronavirus pandemic.

Academic Board on 1 July extended the operation of these regulations into the 2020-2021 academic year.  The regulations were amended by Academic Board and a revised version posted here on 30 September 2020. The section outlining no detriment was removed September 2020.


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.




Please note that the exact arrangements that will be adopted under these regulations will remain subject to further consideration and committee discussion during the year as the situation relating to the pandemic, the ability of the University College to manage the impact, and prevailing government/Public Health England advice develops and changes.

Download University College Emergency Regulations

COVID-19 Response

Guidance for students returning to campus, including:

- Our guiding principles
- Campus access and returning to study onsite
- Use of facilities while social distancing on campus
- Health and safety guidance
- Transition and supporting students back to study on campus 
- Supporting health and wellbeing

AECC University College Community Pledge – COVID-19

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. 

Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

“Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 relates to transparency in supply chains. AECC University College is committed to protecting and respecting human rights and to ensuring best practice in everything it does, such that the aims of the Modern Slavery Act are achieved and all reasonable steps are taken to minimise the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of its supply chain. AECC University College continues to systematically keep under review all aspects of its procurement practice to ensure that its initial supplier vetting and ongoing due diligence processes are as robust as possible and that there can be confidence that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business or supply chains. The resultant updated Procurement Policy will be communicated to all staff and accompanied by procurement training sessions, which will include training to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and of the key aims and requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.”

Quality assurance policies

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

Student Agreement 2020/21

This document explains the standard terms and conditions for new students enrolling with AECC University College in September or October 2020.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 on 3rd August 2020. If you require an earlier copy of the student agreement you can request it from our Registry team

download Student agreement 2020/2021 - added 3 August 2020

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

Download course cancellation form (requires signature)

Value for Money Statement

Like most universities that receive public funding, AECC University College is a charity and raises income from a wide range of sources. This income is spent on providing teaching and other student services, day-to-day running costs, maintaining and improving our campus, undertaking research and engaging with local communities. Any surplus income is reinvested back into improving facilities. AECC University College’s main expenditure is on teaching, but it also spends money on a range of other areas that benefit students. see more about our Value for Money StatemenT

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 and Fees Summary

Here you will find our Access and Participation Plan and Fair Access Agreements, which set out our targets and milestones for widening access 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).

Our Fees Summary for 2021-2022 is also available for download here.


download the aecc university college fees summary 2021-2022




Student privacy notice 

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