Taught student guidance

There are key activities in your life as a taught student at Leeds which you should be aware of. Find links to information within this website and elsewhere.

As a student you sign up to the Student Contract, agreeing to abide by the rules, regulations, procedures and codes governing your studies, learning and conduct at the University.

If you need pdf versions of the rules and regulations associated with this guidance, you can download zip file: rules and regulations

Student regulations and rules

The University has a series of legal documents which lay down its powers, the way in which it acts and its requirements. These are the Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations. All members of the University are subject to these.

The list of following rules are relevant to taught students of the University. By signing up to the student contract, you are agreeing to abide by these rules and regulations.

Arrival and induction

You should ensure you meet your financial obligations to the University and read the finance section of this website.

Registration, enrolment

All students need to register at the start of each year of study. As part of the registration process you are expected to confirm your agreement to abide by the rules, regulations, procedures and codes governing your studies, learning and conduct at the University and use of the services provided by the University as given in the Student Contract.

Making changes

Often during your student career, you need to make changes such as address, module, programme or visa. The most 


You should read a number of University policies which give your obligations on attendance at the University:

We also provide guidance on other issues which may affect your attendance:

Exams and assessment

The University has a Code of Practice on Assessment which forms a key part of the Partnership. Your school will give you more detailed information, for example, about the deadlines for the submission and return of assessed work and the procedures which must be followed.

You should also read our guidance on mitigating circumstances if you miss an exam or assessment due to illness or challenging circumstances.


You can read about the University’s approach to classification of your bachelor’s degree with classified honours, integrated masters or bachelors degree, or taught postgraduate award. 

Cheating and plagiarism

Complaints and appeals 


Through the University's student complaints procedure, we aim to investigate and resolve - effectively, fairly and transparently - any concern raised by a registered undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Read the full student complaints procedure

Contacts for complaints:

Leeds University Union (LUU) Student Advice Centre

University's Complaints Officer


If you make an appeal, you will be deal with the Student Cases team in the Secretariat. They maintain some relevant policies and information documents:

Leaving the University

Leaving the University before completing your studies 

We have some guidance and information if you have to leave the University before you complete your studies:


Details of graduation, including deadlines for registering and the ceremony schedule, are in our graduation section