Academic Manual

Learning Agreements


9.1 Learning Agreements

1. Learning agreements are written agreements with a student meant to support students experiencing significant difficulties by agreeing a way to address problems such as, for example, attendance problems, coursework submission problems, communications problems, welfare concerns, problems with administrative requirements, etc.
2. Learning Agreements can be agreed by Departmental Tutors, Departmental Graduate Tutors[1], Faculty Tutors, Faculty Graduate Tutors and the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs).
3.  Special arrangements for a student and/or measures subject to approval can be made conditional on concluding and abiding by the conditions of a learning agreement.
4.  The learning agreement will set out what UCL will do to support the student as well as the conditions which the student agrees to meet. These conditions will usually cover some or all of, but are not limited to, the following:
  - Attendance at teaching and learning events. A higher attendance requirement than the normal minimum attendance requirement can be specified for the remainder of the term or academic year.
  Completion and timely submission of coursework and other forms of work, both summative and/or formative, assessed and/or unassessed.
  Responding appropriately and in a timely manner to UCL communications and attending meetings with UCL staff as requested.
  Completion of additional work to ensure sufficient coverage of the syllabus.
  Providing requested information within a specified time period.
  Supplying proof of continuing medical or specialist treatment.
5. Breach of a learning agreement will result in the revocation of any special arrangements made and/or measures approved and in the application of any penalties specified in the learning agreement.
6. Learning agreements should specify the duration of the agreement and when compliance with the agreement will be reviewed. Compliance should be reviewed at least once a year.
[1] In Faculties organised on a divisional or other basis, rather than on a departmental basis, this applies to the equivalent officers.