Education and student policies

The UCL Academic Manual brings together in one location the academic regulations, policies and procedures applicable to all UCL taught and research students.


This set of policies sets out UCL’s expectations around the management of teaching, learning and students. This includes the development of our courses and research degrees, student admissions, teaching, assessment and student support including reasonable adjustments and extenuating circumstances. It also provides guidance on what to do when something goes wrong and covers complaints, appeals and student discipline.

Contents include

  • Student recruitment and admissions
  • Qualifications and credit
  • Registration for taught programmes 
  • Assessment for taught programmes
  • Research degrees
  • Student casework (complaints, appeals and discipline)
  • Programme and module approval, amendment and withdrawal
  • Academic partnerships
  • Quality review framework (monitoring standards, student experience and quality enhancement)
  • Short courses
  • Teaching and learning
  • Duties and responsibilities of key posts within UCL 
  • Faculty and departmental Teaching Committees and Research Degree Committees 
  • Degree Apprenticeships (from September 2021)

Who should read these policies?

  • Students
  • Teaching staff
  • Student support staff
  • Researchers
  • Parents


UCL Academic Manual

Student and education policy updates

The Academic Manual is published at the start of each academic year: Academic manual recent changes


Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2020