Student Charter

MIHE is a community of individuals, both staff and students, with rights and responsibilities that help to determine its ability to maintain and enhance its fundamental role of teaching, learning and research. Our Student Charter aims to explain in simple terms what all of our students can expect of the Institute, as well as outlining what is reasonably expected of students by the Institute.

At All Times

MIHE will:
  • Be prompt, efficient, effective and courteous in its dealings with you
  • Provide equality of treatment for all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and  maternity, race, religious belief and non-belief, sex and sexual orientation
  • Apply the same academic criteria to people with disabilities as to all other applicants and students, and will aim to equalise their opportunities by working towards a supportive and accessible environment
  • Seek to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, and free from harassment and discrimination
  • Treat you as a partner in a life-long process of self- development and enable you to continue your association with the Institute after you leave
  • Take all reasonable steps to provide a safe, secure and  healthy environment and one in which energy and other resources are conserved
  • Safeguard all the personal information you provide and  comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act
As a student you should:
  • Be prompt, efficient, effective and courteous in your dealings with MIHE, its staff and your fellow students
  • Help to create and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and an environment which encourages equality of treatment
  • Inform the Institute  at the earliest opportunity of any disability you have which may affect your opportunities as a student
  • Use to the full your opportunities for self-development
  • Use the facilities and resources of MIHE, with respect and  consideration for all other users
  • Take personal responsibility for promoting a safe, secure and healthy environment and the conservation of scarce resources
  • Comply with the terms of all MIHE and Validating University's regulations.
  • Ensure that you notify MIHE of any criminal convictions that you have or may receive
  • Ensure to keep us updated on your permanent and term time addresses and the details of your emergency contact
  • Consider retaining your association with the MIHE after you leave.


Before You Arrive

MIHE will:
  • Provide accurate information about its programmes of study and their costs in sufficient detail to enable you to make an informed choice
  • Explain the criteria, procedures and timescale for selection
  • Give accurate and accessible information about, accommodation, and  the availability of support for those with special needs
  • Inform you about the other facilities and services which MIHE provides
As an applicant you should:
  • Make every effort to ensure that you have the information to make an informed choice of programme
  • Undertake any preliminary reading MIHE has requested
  • Begin the process of arranging financial support, accommodation and any other support you require as early as possible
  • Ensure that you make arrangements with MIHE for the payment of your fees, either by yourself or a third party (e.g. a sponsor).


At the Commencement and During Your Studies

MIHE will:
  • Give you clear and timely information in written/web based form about:
  • The broader aims and objectives of any degree or diploma or certificate programme for which you are registered, the choices of modules and units available, the means by which the programme will be assessed overall and the criteria which will be used
  • The methods by which the module will be assessed and the criteria which will be used
  • The teaching and learning methods which will be used 
  • The computing, library and other academic services which exist and the levels of service they will provide
  • Identify the staff who are responsible for individual modules or units and for programmes of study overall or who undertake other duties of relevance to you and  explain how they can be contacted
  • Explain the means by which your views on individual modules on programmes of study overall and on other aspects of your experience will be sought - both individually and corporately through representatives on committees.
As a student you should:
  • Ensure that you read and retain the information provided, regularly check email and relevant notice boards and seek clarification of anything you do not understand
  • Attend all lectures, seminars, tutorials, and other teaching sessions, unless they are explicitly stated to be optional
  • Complete promptly the academic work requested of you, particularly that which contributes to your formal assessment, and attend all examinations
  • Be willing to experiment with different ways of teaching, learning and assessment and take joint responsibility with the institute for developing your abilities as an independent learner
  • Participate fully and constructively in the opportunities provided for you to give your views on the modules you undertake, on your programme of study overall and on your educational experience more  generally so that provision may be improved for you and your successors


In Addition if You are a Research Student

MIHE will:
  • Provide you with web access to the Handbook for Postgraduate Research Students and Supervisors, which details the procedures and practices of the Institute and Validating University related to postgraduate research degrees
  • Establish supervision arrangements for you which will combine appropriate research expertise in your subject area
  • Experience of the successful management of research activity conducted within the constraints of producing a research degree thesis within a planned timescale
  • Identify your individual research training needs, both subject specific and those related to the management and  conduct of research more generally, and provide training opportunities for you to address those needs
  • Assist you to make contact with researchers in related areas and in other institutions to broaden your appreciation of the context  of your own research
  • Provide advice and encouragement to assist you in disseminating your research findings orally, in informal written forms and in formal publications
As a student you should:
  • Take responsibility, in regular consultation with your supervisors, for the successful completion of your research
  • Participate fully in the various required research training opportunities open to you
  • Take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the annual reporting procedures for reviewing your progress with your supervisors and complete the forms in the time frame requested
  • Seek to broaden your research contacts at every opportunity
  • Give careful attention to the means by which you will disseminate your research findings
  • Become familiar with institutional regulations and policies that affect you including the regulations for your qualification, health and safety, intellectual property, and ethical research guidelines