Privileges and Responsibilities of Students

What you can expect from the College

  • Professional education at high standards of clinical, academic and professional excellence;
  • An ethos based on the College’s philosophy;
  • An inspirational learning environment of high quality;
  • A commitment to equal opportunities in all of the College’s activities;
  • Clear and accurate information in all of our documents;
  • Provision of highly motivated and professionally qualified teaching staff;
  • Provision of appropriate learning materials;
  • Support in your holistic development as a practitioner capable of developing your own individual style;
  • Fair assessment of your work, with moderation by internal and external examiners;
  • A clear assessment calendar with dates for submission of work by you and return to you of marked work;
  • Feedback processes (end of year questionnaires, voluntary feedback mechanisms, Boards of Study, informal discussions) to enable you to tell us your experience of the College and its courses and influence their development;
  • Student representation on committees to allow you to participate in decision making on academic and institutional matters;
  • Appeals and complaints procedures in case you have need to use them;
  • Support and understanding if a disability, illness, personal circumstances etc. affect your studying;
  • Adherence to the College’s published policies;
  • Adherence to the professional Codes of Ethics and Practice, together with the College’s additional requirements as detailed in the Clinic Handbooks;
  • Provision of references for alumni;
  • The opportunity to learn with joy, foster strong friendships with your peers, and develop as an excellent practitioner and scholar of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine or nutritional therapy.

What the College expects from students

  • Behaviour in accordance with the College’s philosophy;
  • Compliance with the College regulations;
  • Use of the College handbook, the relevant Programme Handbook, Clinic Handbook and module descriptions, and www.elearnwithnca.co.uk on Moodle.  These will answer most of your questions about your course and about College policies and procedures;
  • Current information of your current address, phone number and e-mail address, and contact details in case we need to contact your family or partner in an emergency;
  • Reading and responding to communications from the teaching staff or the College administration;
  • At least weekly access to www.elearnwithnca.co.uk on Moodle, our virtual learning platform, to note announcements and new content;
  • Studying the learning materials, following the home study recommendations and making good use of your tutors and supervisors;
  • Ensuring you have access to a computer that complies with our IT requirements specification (as published) and which is compatible with our virtual learning facility as well as providing  word processing, e-mail and broadband;
  • Informing us of any difficulties you are experiencing with regard to studying, health, disability, personal circumstances, etc. so that we can do our best to support you;
  • Upholding the College’s policy on Equal Opportunities; Acting at the College with care for your own safety and that of others;
  • Completion of your student feedback questionnaire towards the end of the academic year.