3.5. Non-Academic Entry Requirements
3.5.1 Entry to some
programmes of study requires students to meet non-academic
conditions. These are usually a deposit, Disclosure &
Barring Service enhanced check and health checks and any
professional professional registration as required by certain
professional programmes. Where such entry requirements are routine,
they will be specified in course literature.
3.5.2 Such conditions
must be fulfilled before entry to the programme of study.
Information on how the University manages the DBS procedures and the
consideration of applications with criminal convictions is set out
in the University Policy on Admissions of students and criminal
conviction (SRA6). Applications from candidates with criminal
convictions will be carefully considered. Applicants must, upon
request, provide full details of any convictions which are not
'protected' under the amendments of the Exceptions Order 1975
3.5.3 The University retains
the right to refuse entry to any applicant with a criminal
conviction which may jeopardise the security, safety or reputation
of the University or its community, or where there are relevant
professional criteria which apply.
3.5.4 Where applicants
have outstanding non-academic conditions when enrolment is due,
only those who are in the following situation may be considered for
- The DBS
application form has been submitted and confirmed to be at Stage 1
with the DBS.
- The complete medical
questionnaire has been received within the Admissions
3.5.5 Applicants who are
enrolled on programme with outstanding non-academic entry
requirements will be subject to a standards review and subsequent
action should they fail to complete or pass the requirement within
the specified timeframe.
3.5.6 Occasionally the
requirements of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies may
change at short notice to reflect government policy or changes in
legislation. The University undertakes to notify all affected
applicants promptly in writing of such changes.
3.5.7 Where an
applicant is unable to satisfy the requirements of the relevant
professional, statutory and regulatory bodies despite submitting an
otherwise strong application this will provide legitimate grounds
for the University to reject an application.
3.5.8 We recognise
that occasionally a programme’s standard procedure for assessing
applications will not provide the admissions’ staff with an
accurate understanding of an applicant’s suitability. In such
cases we may ask applicants to provide us with alternative evidence
to support their application. This would be assessed on an
application by application basis.
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