Deciding how to take your next step in education is a big decision, so at Solihull College & University Centre we have compiled some valuable information that will assist you during the application process.

If you are offered a place and you choose to make Solihull College & University Centre your place to study, you will be entering into a contract with the College. The terms and conditions of your student contract are available as set out below:

Your Offer Letter

This will be sent to you following your course interview if you are successful.

Policies

Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis. Any alterations will usually take effect at the beginning of the new academic year. Changes that have been agreed for the start of the next academic year will be published on the website. Any amendments which may be agreed before the start of the new academic year will also be published.

Policies

Course Leaflet

This contains specific information for your chosen course and can be found in the relevant subject area section of this website. It will be handed out to you at interview and is also available on the UCAS website.

Other Information

Generic higher education terms, cancellation rights, printing costs (see below).

In light of Covid-19, we have made some changes to the way we are delivering teaching in the academic year 2020-2021. While we’re following the evolving guidance and measures put in place by the UK government to keep our students and staff safe, we remain committed to supporting our students by providing high-quality education. Course descriptions on this website refer to how the course would typically run, if adjustments were not in place. We can’t predict the measures which will be in place for the start of the 2021-22 academic year, but we hope you will find the information useful to have an overview of the changes we have rolled out this year, which may still be a feature of how teaching will be delivered for the 2021-22 academic year.

For all courses which started since September 2020, large-scale lectures and certain aspects of the College’s teaching, learning and assessment provision are being delivered using online technology. However, students are receiving the teaching they require in order to achieve learning outcomes and progress in their studies.

In addition to online provision, there has also been a blend of smaller-scale and more interactive teaching on campus – including live workshops, seminars, tutorials, lab work and practice-based teaching events. These elements are subject to any government restrictions. We recognise that there are situations where students are unable to attend campus for face-to-face teaching (for example, if they are shielding) and so all such sessions have a virtual version wherever possible.

We have also made some changes to course content, including in relation to available modules, placements and field trips. The balance and location of how different types of teaching are being delivered has also changed. For example, timetabled on-campus hours are less than would normally be offered due to the need for social distancing and the impact that this has had on how we use our rooms.

However, in many ways, the changes necessitated by Covid-19 have provided an invaluable opportunity to review the way we teach. Already, online delivery has helped SCUC to reflect on and enhance important aspects of learning such as access to personal tutoring, and we hope has helped to prepare students for a future, more flexible workplace. As we continue to prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year, we are keeping our plans under continual review to ensure we offer our students an excellent teaching and learning experience.

If you have any questions or concerns about changes for your course, please contact our Enquiries team by emailing enquiries@solihull.ac.uk.

If you’ve changed your mind about a course or even where you are studying, talk to us. We can help you transfer:

Solihull College & University Centre Student Transfers

If you are a student within Solihull College & University Centre and you wish to make changes relating to your current programme such as changing your mode of study from full time to part time study or vice versa or feel that the course or college is not right for you, your Higher Education (HE) course leader is the first person to speak to with regards to your concerns and future options.

Once you have considered your options, our Higher Education (HE) Admissions Officer will be able answer questions you may have relating to both leaving your course and any financial implications for both current and future studies.

Non-Solihull College & University Centre Student Transfers

If you are currently studying at another Higher Education College or University and would like to leave and continue your studies at Solihull College & University Centre then you will need to contact our Higher Education (HE) admissions team to arrange a guidance interview to explore your options.

We recognise prior and experiential learning, so you may be able to transfer directly into year two or three, or you may be exempt from specific modules. As we work with a number of Universities, we follow the University regulations for implementing prior or experiential learning. Admission for the relevant course will require their approval. For Higher National admission we follow BTEC regulations.

Please contact the colleges Higher Education (HE) admissions team for more information.

HE.Admissions@solihull.ac.uk

Please note…

Please note that Student Finance England (SFE) need to be notified by yourself and the institution that you are currently studying at if you are making any changes to studies, this includes change of course, institution or modes of study – and again our Higher Education (HE) admissions staff will be able to signpost you to Student Finance England (SFE) and support you in these changes.

If you are on a Oxford Brookes course but studying at Solihull College & University and want to change your programme then Oxford Brookes regulations will apply.

Credit Transfer – Oxford Brookes University

Higher Education involves specific terminology that may be new to some prospective students. Please review the following document:

Higher Education Terminology

You will have 14 days from the date we receive your acceptance to cancel your place. If you cancel within the 14 day cancellation period the College will usually refund you any deposit, administration or any other fees you may have paid. However, if you decide to cancel your place once you have started your course, some charge may be applied.

You can cancel your acceptance by emailing or writing to the the College’s Admissions Team using the below form as a template.

You will be able to print using your student ID card.

You will receive £1 credit when you enrol (this is credited the first time you present your card at a Multi-Functional Device (MFD)) and thereafter £1 credit per month for the duration of your course.

If you run out of credit, you will be able to purchase additional credit for your card at any time.

The level of printing may vary depending on your course. Where there may be significant costs, this will be identified on the course information page.

The prices below have remained unchanged since 2012 and there is no charge for scanning:

  • A4 B&W Simplex (£0.04)
  • A4 B&W Duplex (£0.06)
  • A3 B&W Simplex (£0.05)
  • A3 B&W Duplex (£0.07
  • A4 Colour simplex (£0.08)
  • A4 Colour Duplex (£0.14)
  • A3 Colour Simplex (£0.09)
  • A3 Colour Duplex (£0.15)

Solihull College & University Centre is dedicated to providing student satisfaction. However we also understand that sometimes things don’t go to plan. If an issue cannot be resolved, students are able to raise any concerns they have both academic and non-academic. The Code of Practice on Student Concerns and Complaints is the procedure to deal with complaints, in a fair, consistent and acceptable time frame. If dissatisfied with the outcome, students can get in contact with The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), an independent body which reviews complaints from students. The Code of Practice on Admissions is a procedure for reviewing the decisions made during the application and admissions process.

Policies

The Big Picture – Learner Voice

H.E. students were invited to have their say on the performance and provision of Solihull College & University Centre and what it means to them. These shared ideas were given form throughout the conversation as a series of evolving visual metaphors, anchoring the collective thoughts and feelings.