4 Provision of information to students

We will publish the access and participation plan on our website after we receive formal approval from the OfS. We are compliant with consumer protection law in its dealings with prospective and current students and are committed to meeting its obligations in full. We consider Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) compliance advice, and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) guidelines during the development of our policies, practices, rules and regulations for dealing with students.

We help prospective students to decide upon the course and higher education institution that is right for them by publishing clear and accessible information about the courses that we offer, the structure of our courses, the tuition fees, and any potential additional costs to be incurred during studies and financial support arrangements. This includes entry criteria i.e. the qualifications, knowledge, skills competence and qualities required; how credit transfer and the accreditation of prior formal and experiential learning operates; an explanation of any selection processes (e.g. interviews or auditions), how they will work, and how applicants will be judged; and specifying in broad terms how applicants may demonstrate achievement and motivation during the application process. We advise prospective students to read the following information before applying:

We reserve the right to apply an annual inflationary increase in fees for both new intakes and continuing students in line with an appropriate inflationary measure set by the Government each year (and within the appropriate maximum fee cap). On this basis, an increase has been applied to fees for our continuing students in 2019-20. This information is communicated in the offer letters that we provide to our students. We are committed to providing timely, accurate information to UCAS and the Student Loans Company (SLC).