Policies and Procedures

Admissions, Fees Policies and Terms and Conditions for current and prospective students

If you require any information regarding any of the policies below, please contact our Higher Education Admissions and Registry Manager,

Joanna Young on joanna@nationalcircus.org.uk.

Admissions/Fees Policies, Terms and Conditions

Other key documents and policies

Student Handbook

National Centre Student Handbook 2023 - 2024


Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy Admissions Appeals and Complaints Form Student Complaints Policy and Procedure Guide to Student Complaints Procedure Academic Appeals Policy (University of Kent) Attendance Policy Entry onto the BA (hons) in Circus Arts Intermission Policy National Centre & Higher Education Codes of Conduct Performance and Production Codes of Conduct Student Protection Plan PREVENT Policy PREVENT Strategy Freedom of Speech Policy

Non-Academic Misconduct Policy

Non-Academic Misconduct Policy + appx 1 & 2 Appendix 3 Guidance on Hearings Appendix 4 Misconduct REFERRAL FORM Appendix 5 Preliminary Enquiry Investigation REPORT FORM Appendix 6 Non-Academic Misconduct APPEAL FORM Appendix 7 Summary of Timescales Emergency Powers Policy, Procedures and Appendix 1 & 2 Digest Guide to Emergency Powers Policy

Student Support

Support Through Studies Policy and Appendix 1 Support Through Studies Procedural Flowchart Guide to Student Support Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Related Behaviours HE Guidelines on Disordered Eating

Inclusivity and Equality

Access and Participation Summary (APP) 2022-2027 Access and Participation Plan (APP) 2022-2027 OFS Fee Limits 2024 Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Disability Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Religious Belief and Observance Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Sexuality and Sexual Orientation Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Gender Identity Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Tackling Racial Inequality Inclusivity Policy and Protocols - Allyship and Active Bystander


Guide To Assessment Student Feedback and the NCCA Committee Structures The Library and Digital Resources The Specialisation Process Student Visa Compliance Policy


Equality and Diversity Statement Health and Safety Statement Student Transfer Arrangement Statement

Data Processing

Student Data Processing Statement Data Processing Schedule 1 Data Processing Schedule 2 NCCA IT Acceptable Use Policy

Term dates 2023-24

2023-24 TERM DATES


Term 1:  11th September 2023 – 8th December 2023

Half term: 23rd – 27th October 2023


Term 2:  3rd January 2024 – 28th March 2024

Half term: 12th -16th February 2024 (BA Only 26th February – 1st March 2024)


Term 3:  22nd April 2024 – 5th July 2024

Half term: 27th– 31st May 2024