- The following definitions are used throughout the policy:
- ‘Current student’: an individual who has accepted an offer to study, or who has begun a course of study, for a certificate, diploma or degree programme at the University and who has not received their final results or an individual who has become a candidate for a higher degree.
- ‘Prospective student’: an individual who is in active engagement with the University in respect of a particular programme of study. This extends to individuals who have a pending application to study at, or who are in receipt of an offer from, the University or one of its colleges or societies.
- All references to individuals in this policy extend to any entity that is wholly or partially controlled by or on behalf of such an individual or over which an individual exerts a material influence (such as foundations or family trusts, companies or partnerships).
 Courses at the Department of Continuing Education which do not give students the opportunity to attain a formal qualification from the University are not covered by this definition.