Higher Education Student Handbook

Getting started

This section of the University College Birmingham HE Student Handbook deals with everything you will need to organise prior to your arrival here as a first year student and/or what you may need before you re-enrol to continue on your course if you are a returning student.

Student life

Your time here at University College Birmingham isn't all about study. Here, we bring you information about accommodation, medical issues, how you can share your views about University College Birmingham and how you can spend your leisure time, including details about the Guild of Students.

Help at hand

Health and wellbeing


Guild of Students


Getting your views heard

Money matters

This section of the HE Student Handbook will assist you with financial queries you may have and also provide information about which areas of the University you should visit if you require more detailed information.

Financial support full-time

Financial support part-time

Cost of study - postgraduate

Cost of study - international students

Fees, assessment and payment


Academic matters

In this section of the HE Student Handbook, you will find information about assessments, examinations, coursework and certification of qualifications. It also tells you what to do if things go wrong in your studies and how to complete the extenuating circumstances form. There are details about IT access at University College Birmingham and other opportunities for study.

Assessment issues

Assessments: fairness and marking

Assessments: graduate attributes

Assessments: if things go wrong

Helping you to study

IT at University College Birmingham

Learning opportunities

Essay writing


Work placements

Changing your course

International exchanges

Undergraduate students

University rules and regulations

In this section of the HE Student Handbook, you will find a number of University College Birmingham's official policies, which are there for your information and consultation if you have any query.

Don't forget - the General Student Regulations and the Student Charter can also help with other queries you may have.

Student regulations 

Student charter

Health and safety regulations

Equal Opportunities policy

Data Protection

Computer misuse policy

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