Short course booking information

Bookings for the 2017/18 short course programme are anticipated to open on or around 2nd October 2017.

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Updated terms and conditions

We are in the process of updating our terms and conditions for the 2017-18 academic year. Revised T&Cs will be published on this page ahead of the programme launch.

Our courses are extremely popular. We recommend that you check individual course pages for current availability prior to booking.

Booking process

Please select your courses from our 2017/18 programme and complete the online booking form.

A confirmation message at the end of the booking process will confirm your form has been correctly submitted.

Please note: the system does not send an automatic email acknowledgement.

We will process your booking request and confirm whether there is space on the course(s) you have selected.

During busy periods it may take up to two weeks to confirm your booking request.

Paying for your course

We will request payment by credit or debit card though the University online shop.

Please be aware that we can only confirm your booking once we have received payment.

We ask that all payments are made promptly, either within a month of your booking date, or one month before the course start date (whichever comes first).

Our short courses are popular and often have a waiting list. Therefore, if we have not received payment within this time period, we may release your provisional place to another person on the waiting list.

We will send you course details, including directions and a provisional course timetable, approximately three weeks before the course start date.

Cancellations and refunds

If you need to cancel your booking, please give us as much notice as possible. Participants cancelling more than two weeks before the start of a course will be eligible for a full refund, after that time, you will be charged the full fee.  

In the unlikely event that the short course has to be cancelled, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend delegates have adequate insurance cover to reclaim any travel or accommodation expenses.

Applicants eligible for free places

Our short courses are very popular, often operating at capacity and with a waiting list. If you are eligible for a free place, in fairness to others:

  • Please only book onto courses you are sure you can attend.
  • Make sure you gain permission from your line manager/supervisor before booking.
  • We expect you to attend every day of the course. A penalty fee of £20 per day is levied if you do not attend the full course and have not cancelled in advance.

We enforce this policy to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from our courses.

If you do need to cancel your place, please let us know as far in advance as you can so we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.


For further information, please contact us.

Visa information for non-EU applicants

We are unable to provide visa application support letters for non-EU applicants. We recommend that non-EU applicants ensure sufficient time to apply for a visa in advance of course start dates.

2017/18 short courses

We are currently working on an exciting programme of courses for next year. Please check back for more details and bookings in October 2017.

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