September 2012 intake

BPP University – General Terms and Conditions of Offer

Offers of places by BPP University ("BPP") on its academic programmes are subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms").

Please read the Terms carefully before accepting an offer of a place.

By accepting your Offer of a place you are confirming your agreement to be bound by the Terms.

1. Offer of a place

  • 1.1 To accept BPP's offer of a place on the programme you have applied for (the "Offer") you must by the date stated in the Offer email:
    • Click on the 'I Accept' button;
    • And pay the appropriate deposit
  • 1.2 The Offer lapses if you do not comply with the obligations stated above by the date set out in your Offer e-mail
  • 1.3 For International students (meaning if you are a non European Economic Area Person and do not have rights of residence in the UK and hold or require a Tier 4 Student Visa) clause 15 will apply in addition to the terms contained herein

2. The Deposit

  • 2.1 The deposit should be paid on line, or by the alternative methods listed, or contact Admissions on 02031 31 40 33
  • 2.2 If you choose not to pay online by credit or debit card, you have seven days to pay from when you click 'I accept'. If you do not pay within seven days, your acceptance will be deemed to have lapsed
  • 2.3 The deposit is non refundable. However, please note your rights of cancellation below
  • 2.4 The deposit must be received by BPP in cleared funds before your place on the Programme will be deemed by BPP to have been accepted

3. Refund of deposit

  • In accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have seven days from the time we receive your deposit in which to cancel your acceptance. After such time your deposit will become non- refundable. The deposit will be offset against the fees payable for the programme you have applied for (the "Programme") provided you take up your place on the Programme. If you are permitted to defer the Programme, deposits can only be carried over once, for up to one year. Any deposit is then immediately non-refundable.

4. Payment of course fees

  • 4.1 In accepting the Offer, you agree to pay the course fees for your programme for the duration of the Programme (the "Course Fee")
  • 4.2 The provision of BPP's services to you is conditional on BPP having received cleared funds in respect of the fee for each payment period of the Programme. This includes full payment of the first instalment by the due date prior to the start of the Programme
  • 4.3 Time is of the essence regarding the payment of the Course Fee and the deposit. Without prejudice to BPP's rights and remedies under these Terms, if any sum payable is not paid by you or your employer in cleared funds on or before the due date, BPP reserves the right, forthwith and at BPP's sole discretion, to suspend provision of its services to you (including to BPP's IT network and access to its premises) and refuse you entry to the Programme or terminate your registration. For payments by cheque, cleared funds means 5 days after receipt of the cheque by BPP
  • 4.4 BPP shall have the right to charge late payment interest on any overdue amounts, at a rate of 8% a year above the base lending rate of Barclays Bank plc from time to time. The interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay BPP interest together with the overdue amount
  • 4.5 BPP reserves the right to recover any reasonable debt collection costs in connection with these Terms
  • 4.6 In the event a cheque is returned or a credit or debit card transaction declined by the holding bank, funds will not be deemed to have cleared. BPP shall not be liable for any bank charges that may apply. An administration fee of £15 will be charged for any cheques that are not met when presented by BPP
  • 4.7 If you withdraw from the Programme after accepting the Offer, then subject to clause 3 above, you will forfeit the Deposit, which is non-refundable, and will become liable to pay the full outstanding Course Fee for the duration of the Programme.

5. Deferral of your place

  • If you wish to defer your place at BPP you will firstly need to accept your place (in accordance with clause 1 above). In order to defer your place at any time up to 30 days before the start of the Programme or before initial registration you must e-mail deferrals@bpp.com stating that you wish to defer and your reason for doing so. You may only defer your place once and all deferrals are subject:
    • to approval by the Programme Leader
    • to availability on your chosen deferred course
    • and payment by you of the deposit and any difference in the course fees payable for the two courses

6. Further employment, training contracts and pupillage

  • Provision of a place on the Programme does not guarantee that you will be able to obtain further employment, a training contract or pupillage.

7. Disabilities and special requirements

o BPP is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. You are encouraged to inform BPP's Learning Support Team (by e-mailing learningsupport@bpp.com) at the earliest opportunity of any disability or specific learning requirements, so that BPP can consider appropriate adjustments and support. If you choose not to disclose any disability or requirements prior to the start of the Programme, BPP may be unable to put into place reasonable adjustments prior to the Programme commencing.


8. Qualification for entry on to the programme

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have satisfied the requirements for entry onto the Programme including membership of any regulatory or validating body. BPP accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred as a result of you being permitted on to a Programme when you do not have the necessary qualifications or documentation. The Offer of your place is subject to the overriding condition that, on the date which the Programme commences you will have satisfied, if you have not already done so, the basic requirements, both academic and otherwise, for entry on to the Programme. You must also be able to prove, to the satisfaction of BPP that you have met all requirements for entry

9. English Language Requirement

  • Applicants whose first language is not English, and do not hold an honours degree that was delivered and summatively assessed in English, shall be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English at the level of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 6.5 overall, with a minimum level of 6.0 in each area of the test, with the exception of the BPTC Programme where IELTS level 7.5 is required. The equivalent test score in the Cambridge Proficiency Certificate in England, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or GCSE English Language will be accepted. This certified proof must be produced upon registration. Failure to comply with this requirement, or to produce proof of your English language qualification upon registration will result in your place on the Programme being cancelled and you forfeiting the deposit

10. Confidentiality

  • 10.1 Information regarding your attendance and academic performance on the Programme will be kept confidential within the BPP group of companies, unless you agree otherwise or you take steps to waive its confidential nature, save for information required to be disclosed by law, to a relevant regulatory body or professional body for the Programme, or the UK Border Agency if you are studying on a student visa
  • 10.2 If you request a reference from BPP, you agree to waive your right to confidentiality for the purposes of providing the reference and for BPP to process your personal data for that purpose and disclose it to the third party
  • 10.3 If you are sponsored by an employer, BPP is permitted to provide information regarding your progress (including, without limitation, details of your attendance, marks, exam results, general progress reports and any other information reasonably requested by your employer and which BPP in its sole discretion considers appropriate for it to provide) to your sponsor and you agree to waive your right to confidentiality for those purposes

11. Exclusions

  • BPP excludes liability for any losses incurred by you as a result of being wrongfully admitted on to any programme
  • BPP will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver the programme of study in accordance with the description applied to it in BPP's prospectus for the academic year in which you begin the programme. However, BPP shall be entitled to make reasonable variations to the programme (including without limitation the content and syllabus of the programme, the location, times, dates and days of delivery of the programme or the method of delivery of the programme)
  • BPP cannot accept any responsibility for the incompatibility of any DVDs, memory sticks or other media (if any) supplied as part of a programme with operating systems used by you or for the incompatibility of operating systems or hardware used by you with the I.T. resources and services provided by BPP. BPP reserves the right to cancel a programme or module or vary the content of a programme or module. Applicants will be given notice of any such cancellation before the programme commences. o BPP cannot accept responsibility for damage to or loss of property howsoever caused

12. Specifications for remote access to BPP's IT network

  • A number of exercises and resources will need to be accessed via BPP's IT Network. These exercises and resources can be accessed from within the Business School and outside the Law School and further detailed instructions will be available when you start your programme
  • If you wish to access the IT system from outside the Law School please follow the method below:
    • Virtual Learning Environment access via http://bpp.blackboard.com/. This method of access provides full access to the Business School's intranet, our online library "Click!", online tests, discussion forums and more. This method requires no special technical requirements other than a standard internet connection.

13. Registration Agreement

By accepting the terms and conditions of offer, you will agree to the following upon registration for the programme of study:

  • 13.1 To abide by the rules, regulations and procedures governing a programme of study and provided at the commencement of your programme, including the General Academic Regulations which are in force at that time, full and authoritative versions of which can be found at the above link
  • 13.2 That results and information on your performance may be released by BPP to any sponsor or future sponsor paying your programme fees or contributing towards your programme fees if requested by such sponsor
  • 13.3 That results will not be published if, at the time of publication, either:
    • (a) You owe any programme fees or re-sit fees to BPP; ? (b) Your sponsor owes any programme fees or re-sit fees to BPP in respect of your place on the programme;
    • (c) You have failed to return your locker key, in the event that one has been issued to you, by the advertised deadline;
    • (d) You have failed to pay any library fines owing; or
    • (e) Your conduct is under investigation for a disciplinary or cheating matter, subject to the General Academic Regulations
  • 13.4 To indemnify BPP for any losses howsoever caused by you. More specifically, you agree to pay to the College £15 in the event of loss of your locker key, in the event that one has been issued to you
  • 13.5 To treat the staff and other students of the College with respect at all times
  • 13.6 To follow any rules or policies relating to provision of services that may be displayed in the Law School building, viewed on the VLE or in any other way communicated to you, including any additions amendments, alterations or deletions

14. Data Protection

  • 14.1 BPP will process the personal data and other information it receives from you or otherwise holds about you in accordance with these Terms and its Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at /bpp-university/privacy
  • 14.2 You consent to the use by BPP of such personal data and information in accordance with these Terms and BPP's Privacy Policy. BPP will use such personal data and information for purposes including, but not limited to:
    • 14.2.1 perform its obligations and enforce its rights under these Terms;
    • 14.2.2 contact you by email, telephone or post to inform you about other products or services which may be of interest to you;
    • 14.2.3 inform you of feedback and exam results; and
    • 14.2.4 communicate with your employer regarding your progress, results and attendance
  • 14.3 BPP may disclose your personal data to third parties in accordance with its Privacy Policy
  • 14.4 BPP may share your personal data with its agents and service providers for these purposes. You agree that BPP may share your personal data with other members of the BPP group of companies, who may contact you by email, telephone or post to inform you about other products or services which may be of interest to you. Some members of the BPP group of companies are located outside the European Economic Area in countries providing a lower standard of data protection. In the event that you do not agree to BPP sharing your personal data as described above or you do not wish to receive correspondence from BPP or any member of the BPP group of companies, an email should be sent to marketing@bpp.com
  • 14.5 On occasion BPP may conduct online surveys. This is used to gauge our service, collect demographic information and other information that we may find useful. We may share non-personal, aggregated information with third parties. You agree to BPP using your information in this manner
  • 14.6 You have the right to receive details of your personal data held by BPP. A fee of £10 will be payable. For more information please refer to BPP's Privacy Policy

15. Additional clauses that apply to International Students

  • International students are those who are non European Economic Area students and who do not have rights of residence in the UK and hold or who are required to hold a Tier 4 Student Visa. International students are subject to the additional provisions in clause 15
  • 15.1 The Offer of your place is conditional on BPP's International Office verifying your qualifications and seeing a copy of your passport. A scanned copy of all your qualifications and passport should be sent to internationalstudents@bpp.com. A member of the International Office will confirm receipt by e-mail
  • 15.2 You may be required to hold a student visa to enter the UK for the purposes of your study. Further information on the student visa application process is available at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. It is your responsibility to obtain a student visa and BPP cannot be held liable for any failure or delay in your obtaining a visa
  • 15.3 To apply for the visa you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) from BPP. You can request one by contacting the Study Visas team at BPP studyvisas@bpp.com or by telephone: +44 (0) 845 075 3505. The study visas team will only issue the CAS if the International Office has verified your qualifications and immigration document and your Course Fee has been paid as detailed in clause 15.3
  • 15.4 In addition to the initial deposit, International students must pay a first instalment of 60% of the Course Fee before a CAS is issued. The balance of the Course Fee is payable within the first 3 months of the Programme start date
  • 15.5 We will consider a first instalment refund request from you if you are refused a Student Visa / Entry Clearance or Extension of Visa provided that:
    • You inform us of this at least 1 day before your course start date
    • Send a refund request by e-mail to internationalstudents@bpp.com with a copy of the Embassy / High Commission / UKBA document that confirms the refusal of your visa application or renewal. If the official refusal documents indicate that you gave us fraudulent documents or information, or that you did not adequately prepare your visa application, or that you did not give us all relevant facts about your situation before we enrolled you or issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), we may refuse a refund
  • 15.6 As a UK Border Agency licensed sponsor for student visas, BPP will carefully check your personal and educational details before enrolling you. We are required to record and store a copy of your passport, copy of your visa and UK contact details. We are also required to give information about your enrolment, attendance and progress to the UKBA upon their request
  • 15.7 If you are a non-EEA student and do not have rights of residence in the UK and you hold a Tier 4 student visa you must attend at least 80% of all your lessons throughout the duration of the Programme. If you are absent, or miss parts of classes, regularly, or your attendance is below the minimum requirement or you miss 10 consecutive classes, we may cancel your enrolment and your CAS and inform the UK Border Agency of this.

16. General

  • 16.1 BPP may update or amend these Terms from time to time to comply with law or to meet its changing business requirements without notice to you. Any updates or amendments will be posted on BPP's website
  • 16.2 These Terms supersede any other terms and conditions previously published by BPP and any other representations or statements made by BPP to you, whether oral, written or otherwise
  • 16.3 BPP may assign, transfer or sub-contract any of its rights or obligations under these Terms to any third party at its discretion. You may not assign or sub-contract any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to any third party unless BPP agrees in writing
  • 16.4 A failure or delay by BPP to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. Any waiver must be agreed by BPP in writing
  • 16.5 If any of these Terms are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court or competent authority, the rest of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect
  • 16.6 The agreement between you and BPP which is compromised in these Terms is not intended to be for the benefit of any third party, and shall not be exercised by any other person under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise
  • 16.7 These Terms, and any other matters arising out of or in relation to these Terms, are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms