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The Quality and Standards Manual may be regarded as binding upon all provision leading to University of Chester awards (and that leading to awards of certain other bodies).

For more information on assessment regulations please refer to Registry Services.

This Manual is updated annually by Academic Quality and Standards in the light of amendments approved by Senate (in the case of the Principles and Regulations) and by Academic Quality and Enhancement Committee (in the case of the Handbooks).


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown measures implemented across the UK had a significant impact on the University, its students and staff from March onwards. However, the University did not cease to operate at any point; work was undertaken to ensure the continued delivery of quality learning, teaching and assessment online.

The University did not implement an emergency set of regulations. Throughout, the University has attempted to maintain the provisions set out in the Principles and Regulations and the Quality and Standards Manual. Where variations or additions to these documents have been required, the University has at all times acted to ensure the continuation of learning, teaching and assessment and to do so in ways that could not be to the disadvantage of any student.

The detail of the variations and additions that have been made to the University’s regulatory framework is provided in the below document: