MRC always strives to maintain the highest standards of teaching and learning.
Mont Rose College strives to maintain the highest quality of teaching and learning experience for its students. MRC commits to a process of continual improvements, and to maintaining its achievements through an enthusiastic process of standards and quality assurance.
Academic Ethics and Integrity Policy of Management Education
It is Mont Rose College students’ responsibility to ensure all work submitted or presented to them is entirely their own. Serious violation of this rule in cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal of the student from the college. The Director, senior tutors, and teachers are responsible for clarifying to staff and students items in the Academic Ethics Policy as outlined below.
Any use of an unfair means to pass an examination or assessment, e.g. attempt to submit an assignment which is not entirely prepared by the student shall constitute cheating. Compliance with this rule requires the students to observe the following points:
Incorporation of any text into any assessed material whether intentionally or otherwise without due acknowledgment of its author or source constitutes plagiarism.
Non-compliance with the following guidelines may constitute plagiarism:
Other violations include:
1. Policy Statement
Mont Rose College welcomes applications from all prospective students with the motivation to learn and the potential to succeed. The College review and update the admissions policy and procedures to ensure that it continues to support the mission and strategic objectives of the College. (Indicator – 4, chapter B2). The College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all individuals seeking a place on a programme.
This admissions policy is made in line with the QAA quality code chapter B2.
Mont Rose College will ensure that all applications are dealt with on an individual basis and are considered fairly in line with the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy, Admissions Requirements and Guidelines and any relevant legislation like Data Protection, Competition and Market Authority etc.
The policy and procedures are clear and are conducted in a professional manner by the trained staff members. (Indicator -1, chapter B2)
The following legislation applies to this policy
Everyone has a responsibility to give full and active support to the policy by ensuring:-
4.1 The admission process should be conducted by trained and competent staff members in a professional manner. They should thoroughly check the applications to ensure that the prospective students meet the necessary entry criteria. (Indicator -2, chapter B2)
4.2 The admissions staff should use different ways to enable prospective students from a range of different backgrounds to demonstrate their potential to succeed in their studies. E.g case studies, diagnostic test and interviews
4.3 The admission manager should ensure that the information about entry requirements, study mode and teaching and learning should be available on the college website for the students to make informed decisions.
4.4 The admission process should be clearly explained
4.5 Any significant change to a programme, e.g. location of the programme, delivery, content, etc. should appear on Mont Rose College website and Facebook page.
4.6 The admission staff should ensure that prospective students get all pertinent information at the time of the orientation which enables them to make a smooth transition from prospective student to current students (Indicator -10, chapter B2)
4.7 Detailed course specifications should be developed for each course offered to assist students in making an informed decision. (Indicator -5, chapter -B2)
5. Actions to Implement and Develop Policy
5.1 Criteria for Admission
The Mont Rose College recruits students of outstanding achievement from all educational backgrounds. Proven previous exam results are the main focus towards admission at Mont Rose College. International students also need to show English competency in order to secure admission.
The following criteria must be met in order to secure admission at Mont Rose College.
Once the college has received all the above information from the student then the candidates are required to take the initial diagnostic test. The candidate needs to achieve more than 50 % to pass to the next stage which is to be interviewed
After the interview the final decision is made.
An unconditional offer letter will be issued to the accepted candidates
A conditional letter will be issued to students where they have to meet a certain condition of entry. (Indicator -8, chapter B2)
(Indicator -6, chapter B2)
For International Student the criteria of admission are almost same but before issuing the CAS letter the college has to check the student’s English level, which should confirm that student has achieved a CEFR level B2 in English.
Once an International student arrives at college on enrolment day, then it is the responsibility of the appointed person to check their academic documents along with their Visa and scan them. Once student documents are completed, then he orshe is required to take the initial diagnostic test.
5.2 Right to Refuse an Application
The College reserves the right to refuse an application if the applicant fails to fulfil the mentioned criteria.
5.3. Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements for a particular course may be given a place subject to specified conditions. These conditions will be made explicit to the applicant. A decision to admit an applicant under these circumstances will be at the discretion of the Principal or his nominee(s), usually the Admissions Manager.
6. Colleges require below mentioned documents from student’s admission and if they can’t provide any of these requested information then they must inform college and get extra time to complete their application.
7. The student has a right to appeal against the admission decision and can request a review of a decision concerning the selection or admission. The appeal policy is available on the college website. (Indicator -3, Chapter B2)
The college does not allow appeals based on academic judgement., An appeal can be filed with regards to procedural grounds only within 2 weeks of the decision
8. The College will inform the prospective students of any significant changes in the programme they have applied and will advise promptly of the other choices available. (Indicator -9, chapter B2)
9. Monitoring & Evaluation
The College’s Senior Management Team will monitor the operation of the policy by receiving an annual report on admissions.
Mont Rose College commitment to maintaining high standards in the provision of education and other services is coupled with its aim of eliminating discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunities for all as required under the provisions of national legislation.
Notwithstanding individual differences in needs, MRC asserts its belief that all members of the short courses London college staff and students are to be treated equally regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, age, ability, disability, faith, sexual orientation or any other attribute.
The working culture in the College in Ilford does not tolerate discrimination, victimisation and harassment in whichever form it occurs. When acting as an employer, provider of education or other services, MRC is committed to implementing its equal opportunities Policy of Management Education. To achieve this aim the college will adhere to the points below:
QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICY
Quality Assurance Policy
Mont Rose College always strives to maintain the highest quality of teaching and learning experience for its students. The provisions of this Policy of Management Education commit the college to a continuing process of improvement, and to maintaining its standards through a vigorous process of quality assurance.
The college shall subject its education and training programmes to continual process of improvement and quality enhancement. The college will update and monitor periodically plans, and policies of education improvement.
The College in east London will assist students in achieving their full academic potential and, to make progress towards this end possible, will ensure that their academic performance sets a benchmark against the ambitious achievement criteria, and make necessary arrangements to respond effectively to their feedback.
Student Academic Appeals Policy and Procedure
1 Purpose and scope of the procedure
2 Principles of the procedure
2.1 The procedure is based on the following principles:
4 Right of secondary appeal to a decision of the academic appeal panel
ATTENDANCE POLICY AND STUDENT COMPLAINT POLICY
Attendance Policy and Student Complaint Policy
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences is very strict about punctuality and regularity of the students. These qualities of punctuality and regularity are highly valued by the employers. Therefore, the college tries to inculcate these qualities among the students.
The Student Services Department keeps the record of each student’s attendance on a daily basis. The Student’s Disciplinary Policy treats the breach of Attendance Policy as a serious offence.
Our aim is to be the first choice of the students and to overcome this challenge we not only emphasize on implementing the attendance Policy of Management Education but also on the ways it can be achieved.
This policy applies to all students enrolled in any course offered by the college. The aim of the policy is to ensure that all the students should understand that they need to attend all the classes and tutorials to get the maximum benefit from their course of study.
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences encourages 100% attendance. Adjustments can only be made where there is medical evidence or proof of extenuating circumstances.
Authorised (Planned) and Unauthorised Absences
It is the student’s responsibility to provide the reason with evidence to the Student Services Administrator for an authorised absence. Absences are unauthorised unless proven otherwise.
The attendance will be marked by the lecturer no later than 15 minutes after the start of each session.
The attendance register will be completed by the lecturer at the start of each class, he/she will mark the student either:
When a student is absent, late authorisation of such absence is only possible if a justified reason is provided.
Absence due to illness
If a student is ill and needs to stay at home then they have to inform the Student Services administrator no later than 9:30 am on the first day of their absence otherwise they will be marked as ‘unauthorised’ absence. Medical evidence will only be required if the illness lasts for more than 3 days.
In case a student falls ill or has an accident while in the college and needs to go home, the student must report the illness or accident to the course tutor or the Student Services department to get an authorised absence.
Absence due to an appointment
The students are advised to book any appointments after college hours to avoid interruption in their programme of study. If due to any valid reason they cannot do so then they should inform the Student Services Department or the course tutor at the time of leaving.
Non-Compliance with attendance Policy:
Non-compliance with attendance policy will result in a disciplinary action being taken against the student. If the attendance is below 80% then the college will issue the first warning letter to the student. The student has to contact the Student Services department within 5 working days to provide reasons for unauthorised absence.
If the student fails to do so then a second warning letter will be issued stating that they have 5 more working days to inform the office of their unauthorised absence. If the student again fails to contact the Student Service department then third letter will be issued to the student stating that the student’s name has been withdrawn from the college record and the college has also informed the UK Border Agency (UKBA). If the student’s attendance for the semester drops below 80% then progression to further study for the next semester will not be permitted.
Absence due to an appointment
Attendance and punctuality are not only important for student success and progression in the course of study but are also required to fulfil the condition of their study visa and remain in the UK.
The College is required by law to inform the UK Border Agency (UKBA) about the attendance of international students, the College will report non-attendance in the following circumstances:
Authorised & Unauthorised Absences
The following would be considered suitable reasons for an authorised absence:
The following would be considered unacceptable reasons for authorising absence:
Withdrawing from or suspending study:
If you are considering withdrawing from the College or interrupting your studies for any reason, please consult your tutor and the Student Services department and seek advice if you have a particular problem. If a student wants to take a prolonged leave due to illness and pregnancy he/she needs to provide medical certificate to get an authorised leave from the college.
If you decide to suspend or withdraw from your course, you must inform the Student Services department who will complete the appropriate forms on your behalf. It is very important that the correct procedure is followed, should you decide to re-enter higher education at a later stage.
You must not, under any circumstances, withdraw from the College without notifying the Student Services department, as failure to do so may carry financial implications in terms of tuition fees, repayment of the student loan and visa issues.
Student complaints policy and procedure
1 Purpose and scope of the procedure
2 Principles of the procedure
2.1 The procedure is based on the following principles:
3 Informal stage
4 Formal stage
5 Right of appeal
1. This policy has been drawn up and implemented in order to satisfy the Government and regulators such as HEFCE that the College is fulfilling its duty under the Counterterrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism (the Prevent duty).
2. The College affirms and promotes education as a place of life-enhancing free expression and enquiry. It deplores the expression and cultivation of views and actions which tend to limit or destroy the life of others, however intense or sincere such views or actions may be.
3. The College regards itself and will sustain itself as a locus of democracy, ethical and rigorous enquiry, social and individual improvement, due process, peace, individual liberty, respect and tolerance.
4. The College recognises the UK government view that preventing people being drawn into terrorism requires challenging extremist ideologies. This document is drawn up following the current UK official definition of extremism as ‘vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs’. The college also recognises that the existence of ‘fundamental British values’ may be an essentially contested notion, that UK life has not always aligned with democracy, respect and tolerance, and that the UK does not have a monopoly on such desirable practices and cultures as democracy, the rule of law (including the incorporation of apparently perverse, humane jury decisions), liberty, respect and tolerance. Nevertheless, the college affirms and promotes the UK’s aspiration for these virtues, and abhors terrorism.
5. College members, and UK citizens more generally, do not have the right not to be offended by the views of others, but they all have the right not to be subject to the threat or acts of terrorism. The college will accordingly operate its Prevent duties with energy and diligence.
6. All other policies and procedures of the College (e. Equal opportunities, anti-bullying and harassment) should be understood as implicitly if not explicitly embodying and operationalising the Prevent duty.
7. College’s implementation of this Prevent Policy must not involve covert activity.
8. Themes to be considered in implementation include necessity and proportionality; consent; the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
9. The college will provide HEFCE and any other relevant regulator with any information required for monitoring compliance with the Prevent duty.
10. The college will work to the reporting requirements and submission dates set by HEFCE or any successor body.
11. This policy is linked to the two sets of statutory guidance:
- Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales (which includes general guidance for bodies in all sectors covered by the duty)
- Prevent Duty Guidance: for higher education institutions in England and Wales.
12. The College acknowledges that a key element of the UK government’s Prevent strategy is to encourage institutions to address risks of radicalisation. The Counterterrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) introduced a package of measures aimed at countering the risk of terrorism and radicalisation. Part 5 of the Act puts hitherto voluntary elements of the Prevent strategy onto a statutory footing. The College became subject to the Prevent duty on 18 September 2015.
13. The College will respect the freedom of speech duty implicitly applying within higher education. It will respect the importance of academic freedom when issuing guidance. It will implement the two sets of UK government guidance:
- Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales (which includes general guidance for bodies in all sectors covered by the duty) – the ‘General Guidance’
- Prevent Duty Guidance: for higher education institutions in England and Wales – the ‘HE Guidance’.
14. The College will assess the level of risk that College members may be drawn into terrorism, and it will have policies and procedure to mitigate those risks. Partners of the college will need to be acknowledged in its risk assessments in a proportionate way.
15. The College has taken into account the HEFCE advice note at www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/prevent/framework/. The college will maintain:
- Prevent risk assessment
- Action plan
- Policies and procedures for managing and mitigating the risks around external speakers and events on campus and institution-branded events taking place off campus. Such policies will reflect the institution’s duty to ensure freedom of speech on campus and its arrangements to protect the importance of academic freedom.
16. The college will pay particular attention to:
- Senior management and governance oversight of the implementation of its Prevent duty obligations and engagement with Prevent partners.
- Engaging with and consulting students on the institution’s plans for implementing the Prevent duty.
- Training appropriate staff about Prevent.
- Sharing information internally and externally about vulnerable individuals.
- Sharing information about external speakers with other institutions, where legal and desirable.
- Ensuring sufficient pastoral support for all students (including arrangements for managing prayer and faith facilities).
- The use of the institution’s computer facilities (hardware, software, networks, social media), to include consideration of filtering arrangements and of academic activities that might require online access to sensitive or extremism-related material.
- Engaging with student organizations, which are not subject to the Prevent duty, but are expected to cooperate with the College.
- The UK ‘Channel’ programme. (‘Channel’ is an early-intervention, multi-agency process designed to safeguard vulnerable people from being drawn into violent extremist or terrorist behaviour. Channel panels chaired by local authorities bring together multi-agency partners to collectively assess the risk for an individual and can decide whether a support package is needed.)
17. The College will attend to:
- An annual report from the governing body or proprietor on the implementation of the Prevent duty in the previous operation or academic year, including any significant developments up to the date of the report.
- Regulatory body assessment on a multi-year cycle.
18. Any serious incident in the Prevent area will lead the College to review its approach to the Prevent duty: risk assessment, action plans, training, management and governance oversight.
19. The College will inform HEFCE, or any successor body, of any serious adverse event or serious reportable incident in the Prevent area. The College recognises that reporting an incident to HEFCE is not a substitute for reporting it to the police or other appropriate authority – for example, if criminality is suspected.
20. External speakers and events on campus will be subject to approval by the Principal, and will not go ahead if the risks cannot be fully mitigated. Information about the speakers will be shared with other institutions where appropriate and legal.
21. Senior management will engage with partners, including the police, the Prevent coordinators, and students.
22. Risk assessment will consider how and where students might be drawn into terrorism (including violent and non-violent extremism). It will consider whether student, staff welfare and other similar policies cover these issues. The college will scrutinise whether policies and procedures for events held by staff, students and third parties are effective.
23. The Prevent action plan will mitigate identified risks.
24. For the sharing of information about vulnerable people the internal mechanism is immediate report to the Principal. External agreements for the sharing of information about vulnerable people will be drawn up and operated. The default position of the College is that, within the ambit of legislation concerning disclosures, the nodal point for the transfer of information on Prevent themes is the Principal.
25. In the context of Prevent duties, the college will apply its welfare policies and procedures and its general preference for open-door consultation.
26. The College set aside a room for prayer, meditation or general thoughtfulness, it upholds the principle that the room should be equally available to those of any or no faith, including for the storage of religious books and other articles. At the same time, it acknowledges that some faiths favour certain days, times and practices, and it asks and expects other members of college to respect such preferences. Any competition for or dispute over the use of such room shall be immediately referred to the Principal, whose decision will immediately apply, pending any further discussion within the formal College processes. The College upholds the principle of transparency in its academic and social life: no person of another or no faith will be excluded at any time from room set aside for prayer, meditation or general thoughtfulness.
27. Operating that part of the UK tradition which represents tolerance and openness, the College respects the right of college members to express the religious beliefs. However, the expression of belief must not breach UK law, must not amount to bullying or harassment, and should respect the right of other College members to study and learn what they wish and how they wish within the law and within the conventions of UK higher education. Given their position of authority and influence, College staff is required to be particularly careful in their expression of belief of any kind; the expression of political/religious faith, either personal or that of others, within the academic setting requires intensive care.
28. No part of the College’s estate or equipment may be used for illegal purposes. The College will keep records of student attendance, performance, library use, and use of college IT and other electronic equipment.
29. The College may choose to designate certain websites as ‘privileged’, meaning that they may be accessed on the College premises and/or using College equipment only with the written permission of the Principal after formal written application by the student/staff member. Permission to use such web sites will normally be given only where the applicant has made a good case that access is required for the purposes of research or other forms of scholarly activity. The College will publish a list of such ‘privileged’ web sites. The general policy of the College is that, on College premises and/or using College equipment, College members should not access without formal permission of the Principal any web site, whether designated or not as ‘privileged’, which may reasonably be considered to be promoting terrorism or promoting any other illegal activity or displaying security-sensitive materials. The college may choose to install automatic IT filtering arrangements.
30. Student groups and societies may meet on-campus for social and academic purposes with the written permission of the Principal. All such meetings must be arranged with the issue of an invitation to attend as observer for the Principal or the Principal’s representative(s). No meeting shall be held which may reasonably be considered to be promoting terrorism or extremism (as defined in this document) or promoting any illegal activity or any other activity contrary to college rules. The Principal may refuse permission for a meeting.
31. Any external speaker invited to the college or to college activities by staff or student must be approved in advance by the Principal. Application, with a description of the intended guest, must reach the Principal at least two weeks before the intended visit. The Principal may refuse permission for the inclusion of the intended guest.
32. The use of non-college bodies of college premises and/or equipment for events and/or activities are subject to the requirements of the two immediately preceding paragraphs.
33. The use by college-based groups of external premises and/or equipment for events and/or activities is subject to the requirements of the three immediately preceding paragraphs.
34. The college will evaluate its performance of this policy on an annual basis.
EXTERNAL SPEAKER CODE OF CONDUCT
Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences
This code of conduct exists to ensure that all speakers taking part in Mont Rose College hosted or run event, act in accordance with the MRC’s External Speaker Code of Conduct.
The College will assign a person responsible for the event, who will be ensuring that:
Freedom of speech
Free speech is fundamental to the role of Mont Rose College.
As a matter of law, educational institutions in England and Wales have a statutory duty to secure freedom of speech, reflecting their mission as places where new ideas can be advanced and where open and free debate can take place. The Education Act (No 2) 1986 requires the educational institution to take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is secured for its employees, students and visiting speakers. The Mont Rose College therefore requires all employees and students to tolerate and protect the expression of opinions within the law.
However, whilst the law promotes and protects freedom of speech, it also require to ensure the public order and safety. The College recognises that it has a legal responsibility to create a balance between minimising the possibility of extremism or unlawful conduct and ensuring that it meets its legal obligations in relation to securing freedom of speech.
The MRC reserves the right to not permit an external speaker to speak at or attend an event, to refuse to permit an event at any time if it reasonably considers there may be a breach of the External Speaker Policy or of any legal obligation.
The External Speakers/Referrers could request the” External Speaker Form” by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org ; or email@example.com . Alternatively , the form could be downloaded from our website.
The completed form should be submitted for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mont Rose College’s commitment to maintaining high standards in education and student support is coupled with its aim of eliminating discrimination and promoting equal opportunities.
Notwithstanding individual differences in students and their needs, London college asserts its belief that all members of the college staff and students are to be treated equally regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, age, ability, or disability, faith, sexual orientation or any other attribute.
The working culture in the college does not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment.
Self-actualisation through striving for higher ideals