a. We may cancel the BISS, or any BISS programme, and any accommodation bookings if we fail to recruit the anticipated minimum level of students to that course/programme or if circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control prevent us from delivering it (including but not limited to circumstances of war, acts of God, riot, strike, insurrection, epidemic or pandemic, power outage, adverse weather conditions, third party occupation of the University’s premises, breakdown of equipment, unavailability of key staff for programme, government restriction, unscheduled or unexpected works, necessary and unavoidable repairs or health or safety concerns).
b. Information set out on the University’s website in connection with each BISS programme is accurate at the date of publication. However, changes to programmes, courses and modules may be necessary, for example, to meet the requirements of an accrediting body or to keep courses contemporary by updating practices or areas of study. Changes to programmes, courses and modules may also be needed because of circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control including those set out at paragraph a. above., a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach (where the course or module is reliant on that person’s expertise), or where the minimum or maximum number of students needed to ensure a good educational or student experience has not been met or has been exceeded. If changes to your BISS programme are made after this contract has come into existence, the University will try to give you early notification of those changes and minimise their impact by offering suitable alternative arrangements, helping you find an alternative course where available.
c. You will be solely responsible for determining whether the BISS programme is sufficient and suitable for your needs. The University does not provide any guarantee in respect of the standard of your abilities on completion of the BISS programme. You will provide us with all information reasonably requested by the University in connection with the relevant the BISS programme.
d. If the BISS provides any academic credit(s) or certification you will be advised of the assessment methodology that will be applicable and with which you need to comply to achieve credit(s) or certification.
e. The BISS is taught in the English language. You should therefore be proficient in English and at least to the minimum standard we set from time to time (which will normally be by reference to the International English Language Testing System). We have no responsibility to you if you are not sufficiently proficient and fail to participate fully in the BISS programme as a result.
f. If, in the University’s reasonable opinion, the presence of any participant is an impediment to the provision of any service of the BISS or any BISS programme or brings the BISS and/or the University into disrepute, we may exclude such a person from all or part of the BISS. In these circumstances, we will return any fee paid by or for the participant (other than any part of such fee in relation to which the University has made, or incurred liability to make, payment to a third party or has otherwise committed itself to payment in discharge of its own obligations in connection with the BISS), but there will be no further liability of the University.