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Supporting students

We have policies in place to help make sure you are treated fairly during your time here. Further support and guidance can be found in your College Student Handbook.

Mitigating circumstances – guidance for students

The Mitigating Circumstances Procedure exists for situations where your performance in assessment is significantly affected by unforeseen events. The policy detailing this is set out in Senate Regulation 4.

Mitigating circumstances - guidance for students
Mitigating circumstances - submission form
Self-Certification form
Medical consent form


Procedures relating to temporary cessation of studies are covered by Senate Regulation 2.45 for Undergraduate students and Senate Regulation 3.20 for Postgraduate Taught students.

Extension to Maximum Period of Registration and Abeyance Form
Guidance to Staff on Periods of Absence for Students who Participate in National/International Events

Placement learning

Our placement learning policies ensure that any placement you may undertake while at the University will not only offer a unique opportunity to develop employability skills, but are also of high quality and uphold robust standards.

Placement equality policy
Placement learning policy
Risk awareness process

Personal tutors

Effective personal tutoring is essential to Brunel's strategy of increasing student satisfaction and ensuring all students fulfil their academic potential. In addition to supporting academic progress, it is expected that tutors will offer advice and signpost students to more appropriate members of staff for career, financial and personal advice. (Chapter B4 of the UK Quality Code)


Student feedback

Our policy sets the expectation for feedback provided to students, which should empower them to evaluate their academic performance, engage in dialogue with academic staff and plan future learning.

Feedback - 5 Core principles in providing and receiving assessment feedback

Feedback - Guidance to Producing Good Feedback