Terms Of Use

This Legal Notice applies to the entire contents of www.notgoingtouni.co.uk and www.notgoingtouni.com and any other site, mobile phone application, wap site or web address owned or operated by not going to uni Ltd and the websites associated services including (but not limited to) together the "Website". This Legal Notice is issued by not going to uni Limited also known as NGtU - (company number: 06464163) whose registered office is

Not Going to Uni,
Mountcharm House,
Ground Floor 102-104 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BS

("not going to uni Ltd"). The terms of this Legal Notice along with the Privacy Policy (the "Terms") apply to all:

  • users, members, subscribers, customers and person who visits and use the Website; and
  • administrators, moderators / advisors and any person holding a similar position of responsibility as may be identified by NGtU from time to time (the "Moderators / advisors");

(collectively or individually the "Users").

Please read these terms carefully. Using the Website indicates that you accept the Terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept the Terms, do not use the Website.

  1. Introduction
    1.1 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full. If you do not accept these Terms in full, you must leave the Website immediately.
    1.2 When using the Website, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules including (but not limited to), the "Forum Rules and Guidance", "Announcements", or any further guidance (which has been approved by NGtU) posted on the Website from time to time by a Moderator / Advisor relating to a specific activity or feature (together the "Guidelines"). All such Guidelines are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
    1.3 NGtU reserves the right to revise these Terms (including the Guidelines) at any time by updating them. You should check the Website from time to time to review the current Terms, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated Terms or terms located on particular pages of the Website.
  2. Ownership
    2.1 You acknowledge that the Website is owned and operated by NGtU. Except as provided in clause 2.2, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including (but not limited to) photographs and graphical images) are owned by NGtU or its licensors.
    2.2 Users shall retain ownership rights in the text, messages, chat, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials that they from time to time post or transmit to the Website (the "User-Generated Content"). Except as provided under clause 5.6, any User-Generated Content you post or transmit to the Website shall be considered non-confidential.
    By submitting the User-Generated Content you hereby grant:
    2.2.1 NGtU a permanent, non-exclusive, assignable, royalty free licence to display, reproduce, distribute and modify your User-Generated Content.
    2.2.2 to all other Users a non-exclusive licence to display, reproduce or perform (if applicable) your User-Generated Content solely as necessary for such User to participate in the relevant Website activity or functionality.
  3. User-generated content and conduct
    3.1 Any use of the User-Generated Content by Users other than for private, non commercial research or study is strictly prohibited.
    3.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
    3.2.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
    3.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
    3.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
    3.2.4 which is technically harmful (including (but not limited to) computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data.
    (together "Inappropriate User-Generated Content")
    3.3 NGtU shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing NGtU to disclose or identify or locate anyone posting any Inappropriate User-Generated Content.
    3.4 NGtU accepts no responsibility for actively monitoring any forums contained in the Website for Inappropriate User-Generated Content. You agree that NGtU accept no liability whatsoever if NGtU so chooses from time to time to edit, restrict or remove the User-Generated Content.
  4. Submitted coursework and notes, etc
    4.1 We shall have the sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any Coursework that is submitted and/or posted to Our Web Site across our Network of Websites.
    4.2 You are entirely responsible for all Coursework and other material that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service. We shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the work submitted by You belongs to you and it satisfies our standards. Please note that by submitting work You are declaring that you are the owner of all privileges to that work. However, We act in good faith upon your declaration that you sign when You submit your Registration Data. Under no circumstances will We be liable in any way for any Coursework and / or Submitted Coursework, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Coursework and / or Submitted Coursework, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Coursework and / or Submitted Coursework posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service.
    4.3 You shall be solely responsible for the content of any piece of Submitted Coursework that You supply and You will ensure that the Submitted Coursework does not contain any inaccurate, misleading and/or offensive information. You guarantee to Us that any Submitted Coursework supplied by You to Us:-
    4.3.1 does not infringe any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any other person or entity;
    4.3.2 does not infringe any personal moral rights; and
    4.3.3 is not immoral, unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, profane and/or does not cause offence.
    4.4 All work that You submit that passes Our validation system may be subsequently submitted along with Your name to plagiarism detection software (a third party company which is hosted in the United States of America). This will protect Your submitted work against abuse from other users. The plagiarism detection software will store Your submitted work for the sole purpose of plagiarism detection, to safeguard Your work against future reproduction.
    4.5 With respect to the Coursework You elect to post to other publicly accessible areas of the Service, You grant Us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Coursework (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
  5. Prohibited use of the website
    5.1 No part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without NGtU's prior written consent.
    5.2 You agree that you will not:
    5.2.1 use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful (including (but not limited to) by hacking) or prohibited by these Terms;
    5.2.2 use the Website in such a manner as would, in the sole discretion of NGtU, cause harm to the Website or other Users or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of the Website;
    5.2.3 harass, abuse, bully, threaten or defraud another User;
    5.2.4 use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website for any purpose;
    5.2.5 attempt to gain authorised access to the Website through hacking, password mining or any other means; or
    5.2.6 interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
  6. Moderators / advisors
    (This section is only applicable to moderators / advisors)
    6.1 Moderators / advisors shall be entitled to carry out such day-to-day tasks as are reasonably required for them to carry out their roles (as outlined in the relevant Guidelines), without prior approval from NGtU.
    6.2 Moderators / advisors shall only be entitled to appoint or delegate authority in relation to the Website (for instance (but not limited to) appointment of a Moderator/Advisor) with the prior approval of NGtU.
    6.3 Each Moderator / Advisor undertakes that he shall not at any time:
    6.3.1 communicate or otherwise make available to any person, in whole or in part, any information provided by NGtU or a User which is marked as confidential or is imparted in circumstances importing an obligation of confidence (for instance (but not limited to) private messages, anonymous posts by Users or posts by Users.
    6.3.2 use the Confidential Information in whole or in part for any research, development or manufacture;
    6.4 A Moderator /Advisor shall disclose Confidential Information:
    6.4.1 to the extent required by law, by any governmental or other regulatory authority or by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction provided that, to the extent it is permitted to do so, it gives NGtU and, if relevant, the User as much notice of such disclosure as possible; or
    6.4.2 to NGtU if the Confidential Information is relevant or subject to an investigation by NGtU for an alleged breach of these Terms, but only to that extent.
    6.5 Each Moderator / Advisor acknowledges and hereby agrees to adhere to the terms of the Privacy Policy and its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of any personal or sensitive information relating to any person that it may have access to on the Website (or any part of it).
    6.6 Each Moderator/Advisor agrees that they will:
    6.6.1 not use the Website or the powers conferred on them by NGtU in such a manner as would, in the sole discretion of NGtU, cause harm to the Website or other Users;
    6.6.2 use all tools, access to the Website (or any part of it) and any other powers or authorities provided or delegated to them by NGtU solely for the purposes of carrying out their responsibilities as detailed in The Guidelines, and at all times in good faith;
    6.6.3 not unduly undermine or criticise User-Generated Content (including Confidential Information) on the Website; and;
    6.6.4 not use User-Generated Content (including Confidential Information) to gain an unfair advantage over a User; and
    6.6.5 immediately remove any content from the view of Users as soon as it becomes aware, or could reasonably be expected to be aware, of any User-Generated Content posted in breach of the Terms and assist in any subsequent investigation. If such content appears to be in significant breach of the law, or requires action or investigation from NGtU, then in addition, they will immediately notify NGtU.
    6.6.6 immediately notify NGtU in the event the Moderator/Advisor receives a request from a third party or User requiring or requesting any User-Generated Content to be removed from the website on grounds it is defamatory, illegal, infringing, in breach of confidence or privacy or otherwise in breach of the Terms and for whatever reason such request is not actioned by you by removing the identical material immediately on receipt.
    6.7 NGtU may terminate a position of a Moderator/Advisor immediately without notice for any reason. In such circumstances the Moderator will cease to have access to the Website in its capacity as Moderator. The termination of a Moderator's / Advisor's position will not affect clause 2, 9, 10 and 11 sub-clauses 6.3 to 6.5, and this sub-clause 6.7
    6.8 Each Moderator / Advisor agrees that they will seek NGtU's guidance if they are in doubt about any of the forgoing provisions of this clause 5.
  7. Links to and from other websites
    7.1 Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. NGtU has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. NGtU therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
    7.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
    7.2.1 you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of NGtU logo;
    7.2.2 you do not in any way imply that NGtU is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
    7.2.3 you do not misrepresent your relationship with NGtU nor present any other false information about NGtU;
    7.2.4 you do not otherwise use NGtU mark displayed on the Website without express written permission from NGtU;
    7.2.5 you do not link from a website that you do not have the necessary authority or permission to link from; and
    7.2.6 the website you are linking from does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of NGtU or any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
    7.3 NGtU expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 7.2 for breach of these Terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
    7.4 You shall fully indemnify NGtU for any loss or damage suffered by NGtU or any of its group companies for breach of clause 7.
  8. Registration
    8.1 The Website is not available for any person under the age of 12 or to any member banned, suspended or removed from the Website.
    8.2 Each registration is for a single user only. NGtU does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
    8.3 Responsibility for the security of your password(s) rests with you.
  9. Service access
    9.1 While NGtU endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, NGtU shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
    9.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond NGtU's control.
  10. Disclaimer
    10.1 NGtU does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content). NGtU may make changes to the material on the Website (including User-Generated Content), or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website may be out of date, and NGtU makes no commitment to update such material.
    10.2 The material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content) is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, NGtU provides you with the Website on the basis that NGtU excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law) which, but for these Terms, might have effect in relation to the Website (including the User-Generated Content).
  11. Links to and from other websites
    11.1 NGtU, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of NGtU's group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website (including the User-Generated Content) in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website (including the User-Generated Content), any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website (including the User-Generated Content) or your downloading of any material from the Website (including the User-Generated Content) or any websites linked to the Website.
    11.2 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit NGtU's liability for:
    11.2.1 death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or
    11.2.2 fraud; or
    11.2.3 misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
    11.2.4 any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
    11.3 If your use of material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content) results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
  12. Governing law and jurisdiction
    These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Site Rules & Guidelines

By using the site, you agree to follow these rules as well as our current terms & conditions. We encourage open dialogue and debate, to ensure our users enjoy the site we have to enforce a certain set of rules.

  • No personal attacks or inflammatory behaviour
  • Post in the correct forum and stay on topic
  • No advertising or inappropriate links
  • Post in the English language unless in an area where it is acceptable to do otherwise. Outside these areas always provide a translation. No text speak.
  • Respect the privacy of other users
  • Do not condone or encourage illegal activity

We do not wish to censor or control your opinions, however we will ensure the rules of the site are respected. To this end, you agree that, if asked, you will submit to the requests of the forum moderators / advisors or administrators. The NGtU team decision is final. We reserve the right to delete, edit, or move any content at our discretion.

No personal attacks or inflammatory behaviour

Personal attacks and inflammatory behaviour will not be tolerated in any area of the site. Posting inflammatory material specifically to provoke a negative response from someone will be similarly penalised.

Any content that contains - racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted, pornographic, or otherwise offensive material will be removed. Whilst discussion of certain social and political issues may legitimately require the use of sensitive or potentially offensive terms, outside of those limited contexts the use of such terms is not allowed on this site.

We expect that you will show respect and sensitivity to the beliefs and views of all users. Comments we believe to be rude, excessively profane, deliberately antagonising or disruptive, or a personal attack may result in the involved member(s) being suspended or banned immediately from part or all of the site.

Any attempt to ask for information about an exam you haven't taken yet or provide information about such an exam WILL result in a permanent ban and your IP address will be passed on to the relevant exam boards.

No advertising or inappropriate links

Linking to other sites is fine as long as it is within the context of a discussion; posting a link directly to a resource that answers a question is allowed. Overt promotion is not acceptable and will be removed.

  • Do not link to other sites or products for advertising purposes.
  • Do not post links containing referral or affiliate Ids.
  • Do not promote pyramid schemes or other Internet scams.
  • Do not link to torrent sites, pirate sites, hacker lounges or sites that host illegally copyrighted material or provide an index of links for places that do. Do not ask for links to illegal downloads.
  • Do not link to sites that contain any form of pornography, swearing or items otherwise unsuitable for the underage users of the site.

Advertising and inappropriate linking will be deleted. Persistent offenders will be banned. If you sign up and immediately begin advertising, you will be banned permanently and immediately. These rules extend to any material you post on the site.


The swear filter is in place to filter out swearing. Avoiding the swear filter is not allowed and will be punished. Do not post images, links or attachments that contain swearing.

Respect the privacy of other users

Do not post up other people's pictures or contact details (facebook etc) without their permission.

Do not post your email address or make a thread stating your email address and asking for information to be sent there directly.

If a post has been made using the anonymous function do not attempt to reveal the identity of the poster.

Usernames and user accounts

Any action which has the intention of impersonating or mimicking a member of the moderation or administration team or any other Ngtu member is not allowed. Username changes are generally not permitted but will be made at the discretion of the administrators depending on circumstance.

Private Messages

If you receive a Private Message that breaks any of the site rules please report it to info@notgoingtouni.co.uk.

Guidelines for Specific Site Areas

Posting guidelines for specific forums may be found as an announcement or a thread above a forum. You are expected to read these before posting in forums with specific rules.


The Moderators / advisors and administrators of Ngtu reserve the right in their absolute discretion to edit, alter, delete or move any material whatsoever that is posted on the site. We may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close threads on the forum as we consider appropriate.

If you are found to be abusing Ngtu, then we reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your membership (through banning from part or all of the site, or through the warning system) or deny you access if you break any of the forum rules or if your use of the site/s is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. If you persist in attempting to access Ngtu during a ban we may use other means to keep you from the site e.g. an IP ban. We also reserve the right to edit, ban or remove any user account for any reason.

If you are in any doubt about terminology used in these rules please email: info@notgoingtouni.co.uk.

These rules, in addition to our terms & conditions constitute the understanding between you and us as to your use of The notgoingtouni sites, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

If you see any material that breaks the site rules please use the post report system to alert the team at info@notgoingtouni.co.uk or call 0203 691 2800.

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