Student Charter 2021/22
The Student Charter, jointly developed and agreed between the Students' Union 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...
Attend sessions punctually and regularly with a respectful and professional attitude.
Take responsibility for understanding course requirements including deadlines, expected levels of attendance, and academic regulations such as plagiarism.
Share our knowledge and opinions, participate in the PCA culture of open communication, and ask for help when we need it.
Treat fellow students and staff members with consideration and respect.
Provide honest feedback to aid future college development.
We will familiarise ourselves with our financial commitment to the college.
Be environmentally responsible with regards to our studies (e.g. printing, littering, use of electricity).
Be respectful towards college spaces and resources.
The College will...
Aim to ensure that our staff members communicate effectively so that students receive consistent information and feedback in an appropriate time frame.
Provide a safe and accessible learning environment.
Help students gain employability skills and prepare for their future.
Ensure students are represented on college boards and committees and respond to their feedback appropriately.
Describe clearly course requirements and marking criteria.
Ensure assessment feedback is thorough and constructive and honest.
Maintain a high standard of facilities, support services, and access to industry standard resources.
Promote available financial support.
Provide a high-quality learning and teaching experience.
Ensure staff maintain a high level of professionalism.
Promote students and their work so that they can develop confidence and realise their full potential.
The Students' Union will…
Create a vibrant community with a varied and student-inspired social calendar.
Facilitate discussion between students and staff.
Represent students at relevant boards and committees.
Signpost students to relevant support, information, and facilities.
Provide opportunities to undertake positions on the executive committee within the SU according to the PCA SU constitution.
Provide access to paid work opportunities including but not limited to the Student Union Student Ambassador role and commissioned artwork.
Encourage a culture of inclusivity, equality, respect, and social responsibility.
Get involved in the local community through volunteering and local projects.
Promote students’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Provide social facilities and opportunities for students, including the use of a dedicated Students’ Union space.
Link students to the promotions, activities, and campaigns of the National Union of Students.
Provide support to students in setting up clubs and societies.