Learning agreement

Student Learning Agreement

The Student Learning Agreement is intended to give students a clear understanding of what to expect from the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC and what is expected in return.
The UTC Code of Conduct states:

  • We respect ourselves, others and the UTC
  • We take pride in our achievements and appearance
  • We come to college to succeed in learning and are ready to learn
  • We take responsibility for our own actions and learning
  • We believe in our futures.

Under this agreement Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC will endeavour to provide:

  • courses that meet students’ interests and aspirations that are delivered by suitably qualified and experienced members of staff, using appropriate facilities and resources
  • a friendly, caring and supportive environment
  • a tutor who monitors progress, provides guidance and assistance in setting targets for improvement
  • regular setting and prompt marking of course work and other assignments
  • support in developing good study skills
  • good social facilities and the opportunity to take part in a varied programme of enrichment activities, including opportunities for leadership
  • effective guidance and advice on pathways into employment and Higher Education
  • regular progress reviews with tutors, and the opportunity for parents and carers to come into the UTC to discuss each individual’s progress
  • advice on personal health and well-being topics
  • good study and learning resource facilities, including the use of ICT
  • a forum for students to express their views and contribute to the development of the UTC.

Students at the UTC will be expected to:

  • accept responsibility for their own learning and aim to become increasingly self-motivated and a self-organising learner
  • manage and complete all work to the required standard by the required deadline
  • use their study time effectively, doing extra reading and research beyond the assignment
  • attend all learning sessions, workshops and tutor time and regard individual tutor interviews as personal appointments always to be kept
  • act as a positive role model for younger students in both the UTC and the community;
  • be thoughtful and considerate towards other students and staff and avoid disrupting the learning of others;
  • contribute to the life of the UTC and the wider community by participating positively in extra-curricular activities including volunteering;
  • behave in a sensible and mature manner and look after and respect the social areas facilities of the UTC, including the café;
  • be ‘meeting ready’ for the working environment, and adhere to the UTC’s dress code;
  • respect the cycle parking area rules;
  • not to smoke on or near the UTC site, nor participate in illegal activities or use drugs on site or during UTC activities;
  • accept that they may be asked to leave the UTC if the above expectations are not met.