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Supporting students

The University has policies in place to help make sure students are treated fairly during their time here. Further support and guidance can be found in the College Student Handbook.

Extenuating Circumstances

The Extenuating Circumstances Procedure exists for situations where a student's performance in assessment is significantly affected by an event that was unavoidable, unexpected and beyond the control of the student. The policy detailing this is set out in
Senate Regulation 4

Please see here for current guidance on extenuating circumstances. 


Procedures relating to temporary cessation of studies are presented in the University's Abeyance Policy for Taught Students, and covered by Senate Regulation 2 for Undergraduate students and Senate Regulation 3 for Postgraduate Taught students.

Related forms:

Exceptional Period of Abeyance or Extension to Maximum Period of Registration Request 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 is also of a high quality and upholds 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.


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