The following policies, procedures and guidance have been collated to provide applicants and students with easy access to the arrangements by which students’ studies and everyday student life, whilst at Harper and Keele Veterinary School, are governed.
These are updated regularly and apply to all students studying at Harper and Keele Veterinary School in all years of study. The detailed arrangements, which are accessible through the web links, are subject to periodic review, through approved decision making processes. These often involve committees which include student representation, although a small number are designated to staff members, by the Board of Governors.
The Vet School reserves the right to make changes to these documents at any time if necessary, for example, it is required in order to: comply with changes to the law, governmental policy, guidance or to take account of a ruling by a court or similar body; comply with any changes required by the Office for Students or any successor or other relevant regulatory or funding body; implement new methods or improvements to the provision of services; to assist in the delivery of services; to incorporate good practice or sector guidance; to ensure fitness for purpose; to correct errors.
Such changes will normally be brought into effect for the following academic year, although it may be necessary to introduce changes earlier, for example, to comply with a change in the law or where the change is in the interests of students. The Vet School will upload the updated version of the document to this webpage as soon as reasonably practicable.