Edit your student handbook

Resources to help you to edit your student handbook

Training resources

Work through the online course Update your student handbook in Word where you will find a step by step process, guides and videos. The template and list of standard text changes are provided below.

Logon to Blackboard before clicking the link above, if the link does not work, self-enrol onto SCD0029 LearnIT and choose the Word section on the left hand menu.

Materials available on the Blackboard course site

  • Guide - Update your Student Handbook 2020
  • Guide - Make your Student Handbook accessible
  • Front page
  • Training videos
Edit your student handbook

Save the template to the correct location:
Documents\Custom Office Templates
Make it read only and connect your Student Handbook document to it, save your document

Student Handbook 2020-21 template.dotm (Word template), version 1.0


Update the standard content using AutoText

Word List of standard text changes 2020-21 (Word)
3. Make your school or course specific changes - with due regard to the instructions in
sections 1 and 2 of the Student Handbook Guidelines

Word Section 1: Principles (Word)

Word Section 2: Guidance about editor added content (Word)

Accuracy of content

4. Check any additions to standard text entries about regulatory matters are compliant with Senate Regulations and/or
relevant University Codes of Practice and Policies
Additional help with student handbook production
5. Edit your headers and footers See blackboard course
6. Add a new front page in Word See blackboard course

Check your handbook for accessibility

See blackboard course
7. Update the table of contents See blackboard course
9. Publish your student handbook in Word (after it has been checked and approved by the designated handbook reviewer for your school) Publish your student handbook
10. Send a copy of your finished handbook to the Quality Office qualoffice@le.ac.uk
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