Student Charter 2021/22
The Student Charter, jointly developed and agreed between the Student Union President and the College, updated for 2021/22 is posted on the Student Portal and is as below:
As Plymouth College of Art students we will...
Take responsibility for understanding course requirements including deadlines, expected levels of attendance, and academic regulations such as academic misconduct.
Attend sessions punctually and regularly with a respectful and professional attitude.
Familiarise ourselves with our financial commitment to the college.
Treat fellow students and staff members with consideration and respect.
Be environmentally responsible with regards to our studies (e.g. printing, littering, use of electricity).
Be respectful towards college and union spaces, equipment and resources.
Engage in opportunities to create positive change and provide honest feedback to aid future college development.
Share our knowledge and opinions, participate in the PCA culture of open communication, and ask for help when we need it.
Plymouth College of Art will...
Provide a high-quality learning and teaching experience.
Provide a safe and accessible learning environment.
Ensure course requirements and marking criteria are clear.
Ensure assessment feedback is thorough, constructive and honest.
Ensure staff maintain a high level of professionalism.
Ensure that staff members communicate effectively so that students receive consistent information and feedback in an appropriate time frame.
Ensure students are represented on college boards and committees and respond to their feedback appropriately.
Maintain a high standard of facilities, support services, and access to industry standard resources.
Help students gain employability skills and prepare for their future.
Actively promote students and their work.
Promote available financial support.
Plymouth College of Art Student Union will…
Represent students at relevant boards, committees, working groups and meetings.
Encourage a culture of inclusivity, equality, respect, sustainability and social responsibility.
Ensure the student voice is regularly listened to and acted upon, including facilitating discussion between students and staff.
Provide support and services for physical, sexual and mental health, free of charge or at discounted rates.
Enable a vibrant community with varied events and activities in response to student feedback.
Signpost students to relevant support, information, and facilities.
Encourage involvement with the local community through volunteering and local projects.
Link students to the promotions, activities, petitions and campaigns of the National Union of Students.
Provide opportunities to undertake positions on the Student Union Executive Committee, in accordance with the PCA SU constitution.
Provide access to paid work opportunities and employment, such as the Student Union Student Ambassador role and commissions.
Provide social opportunities for students, including the use of a dedicated Students’ Union space.
Provide support to students in setting up student-led clubs and societies.