Student Charter 2023/24
The Student Charter is jointly developed and agreed between the Students' Union and the University, and has been updated for 2023-24. This Charter should be read alongside the Student Code of Conduct, which includes a commitment from students to uphold the spirit of the Student Charter.
Arts University Plymouth students will...
Take responsibility for understanding course requirements including deadlines, and expected attendance.
Keep up to date with academic regulations such as academic misconduct.
Attend sessions punctually and regularly with a respectful and professional attitude.
Familiarise ourselves with our financial commitment to our course.
Treat fellow students and staff members with consideration and respect.
Be environmentally considerate with regards to our studies (printing, electricity consumption, no littering)
Be respectful towards University and Students’ Union spaces, equipment and resources.
Be respectful towards our local community and be environmentally conscious.
Engage in opportunities to create positive change and provide honest feedback to aid future university development.
Share our knowledge and opinions, participate in the AUP culture of open communication.
Arts University Plymouth will...
Provide a high-quality learning and teaching experience.
Provide safe and accessible learning environments.
Ensure access to clear course requirements and marking criteria.
Ensure assessment feedback is thorough, timely, constructive and honest.
Ensure staff maintain a high level of professionalism.
Ensure students are represented on University boards and committees and respond to your feedback appropriately.
Encourage a culture of inclusivity, equality, respect, sustainability and social responsibility.
Maintain a high standard of facilities, and access to industry standard resources.
Ensure that students can access high quality support services, including financial support
Help students gain employability skills and prepare for their future.
Actively promote students and their work.
Demonstrate and promote the University’s embedded values of kindness, fulfilment and authenticity.
Arts University Plymouth Students' Union will…
Listen to the student voice and facilitate discussion between students and staff.
Represent students at relevant boards, committees and working groups.
Provide opportunities to undertake positions on the Student Union Executive Committee.
Provide support and services for physical, sexual and mental health, free of charge or at discounted rates.
Cultivate a vibrant community with varied events and activities in response to student feedback.
Signpost students to relevant support, information, and facilities.
Encourage involvement with the local community through volunteering and local projects.
Make students aware of the promotions, activities, petitions and campaigns of the National Union of Students (NUS).
Provide access to paid work opportunities and employment, such as the Student Ambassador role and commissions.
Provide social opportunities for students, including the use of a dedicated Students’ Union space.
Support students with setting up student-led clubs and societies.