As a public university, the ULPGC must guarantee access to higher education for the largest number of students possible, regardless of their social or personal circumstances and in accordance with standards of excellence and integrity. It is likewise the university’s responsibility to ensure that the public resources available to the university and its students are properly harnessed. This brings with it the need to expect students to undertake a social commitment along with a level of dedication in line with the resources available to them, and a satisfactory academic performance throughout their time at the university.
On the basis of this philosophy the Regulations for Academic Progression and the Right to Continue Studying the Official Qualifications of the ULPGC were created. These regulations were passed by the Social Council’s plenary on 26th November 2012 with concrete objectives:
- To conclude the process of bringing all the university’s official qualifications in line with the European Higher Education Area
- To be more efficient in the number of students graduating from the university
- To hold students responsible for the use of resources that society allocates to their education
In this way, the Regulations for Academic Progression and the Right to Continue Studying establish easily understandable rules, which can be easily applied with a reasonable degree of flexibility. Through them students who face difficulties when adapting to the university environment, for a variety of reasons, are offered the possibility to change their course or to take decisions regarding their strategy for successfully finishing their studies.