Course terms & conditions

Agreement between course participants and the Chancellor,Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (the School)

Terms and conditions for participants enrolling on Smith School Courses:

  1. Course

The School will endeavour to deliver the course as described in the brochure and on the School’s website, however the School reserves the right to make alterations to the course including the timetable, location, content and method of delivery, in response to operational demands.

  1. Fees

Participants taking up the offer of a place on a course agree to pay the course fees in full within 30 days of notification of acceptance. In circumstances where the offer is made less than six weeks before the commencement of the course, the fees are payable immediately on receipt of notification of acceptance.

Places on the course are allocated in the order that the payments of fees are received. Participants who have not paid the fees in full shall not participate in the course.

  1. Cancellation by the School

The School may cancel the contract with a participant to provide the course by giving notice in writing at any time before the course is due to start. In such circumstances the School’s liability is limited to a refund of any course fee already paid. The School will not accept liability for any costs or losses incurred by participants which are claimed to have arisen through cancellation of the course, other than the course fee. Participants are strongly advised to take out insurance against cancellation of the course if your travel costs are likely to be substantial.

  1. Cancellation by the participant

Participants may cancel their enrolment by giving at least six weeks’ notice in writing. Any fees paid, with the exception of a cancellation charge of 10% of the course fee will be returned to the participant. Cancellation at less than six weeks’ notice is subject to the following fees:

  • Between 6 weeks and 4 weeks prior to commencement: 50% of the course fee
  • Less than 4 weeks prior to commencement: 100% of the course fee
  • After the commencement of the course: 100% of the course fee
  1. Governing Law

This contractual Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. In the event that the mediation is unable to resolve any issue, the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement.

  1. Third parties

the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 this Agreement is not intended to, and does not, give any person who is not a party to it any right to enforce any of its provisions.