Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Student
As a student at the University of Sheffield, you have a right to professional and knowledgeable
teaching, impartial guidance and support with your academic and personal development.
The University is committed to working with you as a partner, to create an outstanding student
experience and enable the highest quality learning for the University community as a whole. 'Our
Commitment' is reviewed annually and endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor and the President of the
In addition to the many rights that you have as a student, you also have responsibilities.
The University asks for your commitment to behaving responsibly and appropriately while you are a
student, taking account of the need to respect others in the University community.
The Student Code of Conduct sets out examples of good and bad conduct, and how the University
responds to misconduct. All students are expected to abide by this code.
In order to ensure the highest possible academic and service standards, we believe that all students
should have access to effective systems for handling any complaints that might arise during the
course of their studies.
Details of the Student Complaints Procedure can be found here. We are committed to ensuring that
all complaints are investigated fairly and impartially.