Steps to Postgraduate Study : Terms of use

Steps to Postgraduate Study

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Terms of use


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Since you will receive this website via third-party telecommunications networks, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee that the availability of this website will be uninterrupted or error free. Similarly we cannot guarantee that the transmission of any information over such telecommunications networks will be secure nor that you will be able to access this website at all times.

IMPORTANT: this website is therefore provided to you on an "as is" and "as and when available" basis.


Anything on this website is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

While we use virus checkers to check the content of the website, we are unable to guarantee that is virus and/or error free.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you are solely responsible for any decisions you take based on the information contained in the website. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage arising from your use of the website.

Links to third-party sites

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Contacting us

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Office for Students
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