Tampere University Student's Handbook
Student Rights and Obligations
Student’s rights and responsibilities
This page contains information on the student’s rights and responsibilities.
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Student Union TREY’s website contains information on students’ rights and responsibilities written from the students’ perspective.
Students have the right to:
- get tutoring, academic guidance and counselling and supervision in the thesis process
- study flexibly: multiple and flexible study methods and the right to complete the degree within the target time
- have accessible study arrangements
- get an assessment of a study attainment within three weeks (see Tampere University’s Regulations on the Assessment of Studies)
- appeal against an assessment result
- get feedback on an exam, essay or another study attainment (see Tampere University’s Regulations on the Assessment of Studies Sections 1 and 9)
- retake an exam
- study without experiencing discrimination and harassment
- apply for a study right extension
- apply for regaining a study right
- demonstrate suitability for the studied field
- earn credits for serving in positions of trust
- be represented by students in study-related working groups
- study in a safe and healthy environment
- Apply for the accrediation of prior learning in the degree
The student has the responsibility to
- comply with the University’s regulations and guidelines and follow the University’s electronic communications (email and intranet).
- prepare a personal study plan (PSP) according to the guidelines and academic guidance and counselling and progress in the studies accordingly
- not to discriminate against, harass or bully others and to study in a respectful manner so that the rights described above also apply to others
- register for an exam seven days in advance
- enrol for course teaching on Sisu
- cancel your registration in time for courses you cannot attend
- submit your coursework within the deadline
- find out what has happened in your courses while you have been absent
- give feedback on teaching and academic guidance
- enrol to study at the University within the deadlines given
- apply for an extension if you cannot graduate within the target time
- comply with good scientific practice
- comply with the University’s data security and data protection guidelines
- comply with the Code of conduct for the Tampere Universities community
- acquire the basic tools needed to study