Student Regulations, Handbooks and Policies
This page contains the current student handbooks, regulations, policies and procedures, underpinning the governance and management of all courses offered by the Open College of the Arts.
Enrolment on to an OCA Foundation, Undergraduate, or Postgraduate course is conditional upon students agreeing to familiarise themselves and complying with all applicable regulations and policies as listed below.
OCA Student Regulations take the form of both core and supplementary policies. The core policies are the most critical to know and understand in order to study at OCA. Supplementary policies cover areas and processes that students may need whilst studying; these policies are available as and when students need them.
Below are OCA’s Terms and Conditions, and after that the rest of the ‘core’ policies;
In this section you’ll find all of the ‘supplementary’ policies at OCA. These are important in their own right, but may not be needed or noticed all of the time whilst studying. For example, the Extensions and Deferrals policy is there for when students need more time to complete their studies or take a break from study.
Together, these policies and the ‘core’ policies make up the Student Regulations
Equality and Diversity Action Plan
Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy
Email and Communications Policy
Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Policy
Network Security Policy
Data Retention Schedule
Data Breach Policy
Data Breach Report Form
Freedom of Information Request Form
Right to Erasure Form
Access and Participation Plan
Freedom of Speech Code of Practice
Student Protection Plan
UCA Freedom of Speech Code Of Practice
Student Discount Policy
Active Study Policy
Anti Harassment and Bullying Policy
Advocacy Guidelines and Procedure
Extensions and Deferrals Policy
Extensions Request Form
Deferral Request Form
Reasonable Adjustments Policy
Information and Communication Technologies Exemption Form