Terms and Conditions for Students

The following documents contain the terms and conditions for students. In registering to become a student of Lancaster University you are accepting these terms and conditions and they will form part of your contract.


Important terms to note:

  • Every student of Lancaster University becomes liable for the full sessional tuition fee upon registration.
  • Tuition fees are not normally refunded to or in respect of a student who withdraws or is excluded during the session.
  • Lancaster University reserves the right not to grant a degree, diploma or certificate where academic fees are still owing to the university. Primarily this constitutes tuition fees, but the University reserves the right to deem other unpaid academic related fees as academic debt.

The Rules of the University

All students are required to act within the Rules of the University which are subject to UK laws but take precedence over any other University code of practice, charter or rules.


The Manual of Academic Regulations and Procedures

The academic quality management framework described in this Manual and the regulations and procedures contained, or referenced, in it apply to all categories of students, all academic programmes, and all types of award except where special regulations have been approved through the appropriate channels for specific types of provision, programmes, awards or for specific groups of students.


Guidance on Revisions to Programmes and Modules

Guidance on the definitions and processes associated with minor and major revisions to programmes and modules.


The Students' Charter

Central to the mission of Lancaster University is a strong and productive partnership between students and staff. Your University and Students’ Union have worked together on a Students’ Charter to articulate this relationship and the standards to which the University and its students aspire.


Membership of Lancaster University Students Union

All students become members of Lancaster University Students Union by default at registration. Students may choose to opt out of membership by writing to the University Secretary.

LUSU Constitution and Code of Practice between Lancaster University and LUSU


Data Processing by Third Parties

Lancaster University uses third party organisations to provide some of its information systems services for students. In some cases this may involve sharing the minimum required personal data with these third parties to enable their provision of service to students.