Student / College Agreement

All Students at Aquinas College are entitled to:

  • guidance, advice and support from tutors and all other college staff; and to be enrolled on a course most suited to their needs.
  • information on chosen courses and assessment requirements.
  • a high standard of effective, well-planned teaching and all work informatively assessed and returned in no more than eight college days.
  • use of the Learning Resources Centre and Information Technology facilities.
  • treatment solely on one’s own merits, without discrimination on the grounds of race, gender or disability. The college is committed to Equal Opportunities and will stand firm in the rejection of all prejudice.
  • the benefits of the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
  • regular reviews of progress and help in achieving targets.
  • discuss the way this Agreement is being fulfilled.
  • participate in activities organised by the Student Council and take part in Council meetings and elections.
  • a healthy, safe learning environment and appropriate health and safety training.
  • the support, guidance and counselling by appropriate staff throughout their time as a student.
  • participate in Core Studies programme – Tutorial, Ethics, Study Skills and General Studies.
  • careers guidance, including help with applications and interviews and assistance with electronic guidance resources.
  • the opportunity of a short work experience/career sampling placement and of joining a European exchange.

Students with special learning needs and/or disabilities will be helped on an individual basis.

For the Student – College Agreement to work all students have the following obligations towards other students and college staff:

  • to accept the principles stated and implied in the College’s Statement of Purpose Values and Vision.
  • to fulfil the guidelines set out in the college’s behaviour policy.
  • to attend punctually when required and to accept the attendance requirements at all classes including those chosen and those required as part of the Core Studies programme e.g. Study Skills/General Studies and Ethics, daily registration, tutorials, assemblies and meetings.
  • to complete all work to an agreed satisfactory standard, in the specified time allocated.
  • to participate constructively in the regular reviews of progress.
  • to accept responsibility for one’s own learning with the support of subject teachers, group tutor and senior tutor.
  • to respect the individual rights of all members of the college.
  • to act responsibly at all times particularly within college and whilst engaged in activities associated with college.
  • to telephone Student Information at college on 0161 419 3624 on the first day of absence, giving the reason and indicating probable length of absence.
  • to consent to the College recording and processing personal information including ethnic origin, learning difficulties, health and medical conditions, examination results, progress and attendance. This information will be used for statistical returns, reports to parents and references to employers and universities as well and informing previous schools and publishing examination results.
  • to refrain from playing audio, visual and or written information on the internet, relating or referring to other members of the college, whether student or staff without their express written permission.
  • to consent to the College using unidentified photographs taken around college for publicity material such as the prospectus and the college website.
  • to take responsible care for one’s own health and safety and that of other people in the college, including visitors.
  • to take personal responsibility for any resources used in or borrowed from College. All items should be returned on time, in good condition and if not to accept a charge or replacement cost will be payable.
  • to act upon advice resulting from not fulfilling the above conditions; for example, use of guidance services, careers counselling, course transfer.