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Policies and regulations

View the academic policies and regulations and non-academic policies for Kingston University for 2015/16. You can also view previous years' policies and regulations.

2015/16 academic policies and regulations:

2015/16 non-academic policies:

General regulations

  • Cancellation form (Word) – to follow
Code Document
GR1 General Student Regulations 2015/16 (PDF)
Student Complaints Procedure (PDF) – to follow
GR2b Student Complaints Guidance (PDF) – to follow
Student Disciplinary Procedure (PDF) – to follow
GR3b Student Disciplinary Guidance (PDF) – to follow
GR4a Fitness to practise (Student Conduct) (PDF) – to follow
GR4b Fitness to practise (Health and Disability) (PDF) – to follow

Academic regulations

AR1 Awards of the University (PDF) – to follow
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations (PDF) – to follow
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations (PDF) – to follow
AR4 Research Courses (PDF) – to follow
AR5 Mitigating Circumstances and Student Assessment (PDF) – to follow 
Mitigating Circumstances claim form  (Word) – to follow
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses (PDF) – to follow
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees (PDF) – to follow
AR8 and AR9 Academic Appeals – to follow
AR10 Expulsion on Academic Grounds (PDF) – to follow
AR11 Honorary Awards (PDF) – to follow
AR12 Conduct of Examinations Regulations (PDF) – to follow
AR13 Professional Doctorate Regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) (PDF) – to follow
AR14 Student Mobility (PDF) – to follow

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Academic policies

Code Document
AP1 Admissions Policy (PDF) – to follow
AP2 Student Pregnancy and Maternity Policy (PDF) – to follow
AP3 Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP4 Audio recording of lectures by students (PDF) – to follow
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities (PDF) – to follow
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture (PDF) – to follow
AP7 Fraudulent Applications (PDF) – to follow
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy (PDF)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years (PDF) – to follow
AP10 Examinations Scheduling Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP11 Religion and Belief 2015/16 (PDF)
AP12 Timetabling and Scheduling 2015/16 (PDF)

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Academic guidance

Code Document
AG1 Keys Skills Framework – A Guide for Staff (PDF) – to follow
AG2 University Level Descriptors (PDF)
AG3a Plagiarism – A Staff Guide (PDF)
AG3b Plagiarism – A Student Guide (PDF)
AG4 Guide to Good Research Practice (PDF)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students (PDF)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files (PDF)
AG7 University Grade Criteria (PDF)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff (PDF)

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Other policies

Ethics: Guidance and Procedures for Undertaking Research involving Human Subjects (PDF)
Intellectual Property Rights: Staff (PDF)
Intellectual Property Rights: Students (PDF)
Commitment to the Bologna Process (PDF)
Freedom of speech and external speakers (PDF)
Police protocol (PDF)

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Non-academic policies 2015/16

Equality, diversity and inclusion

One Kingston: our strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion (PDF) – to follow
Action plan (PDF) – to follow
Equality annual report (PDF) and appendices (PDF) – to follow

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View all the sustainability policies

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Information regulations

Copyright infringement policy (PDF)
CCTV code of practice (Word)
Data Protection Policy (PDF)
Data Protection Section 29(3) Code of Practice (PDF)
Data Quality Policy (PDF)
Freedom of Information Policy (PDF)
ICT Security and Usage Policy (PDF)
Terms of use of Kingston University email system – for students (PDF)
Terms of use of Kingston University email system – for staff (PDF)
Information Security Policy (PDF)

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Student life

Student Partnership Agreement (PDF)
Student Substance Use and Misuse Policy (PDF)
Safety and security:
Statement (PDF)
My Kingston page (available to current students only)
Student Intellectual Property Rights Appeals Panel (PDF)
Freedom of speech and external speakers (PDF)

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Human resources policies

Disclosure and Barring Procedure for Staff (PDF)
Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy (PDF)

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Internal financial procedures

Full Financial Regulations (PDF)
Fraud Response Plan (PDF)
Procedures for External Research Funding (PDF)

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Procurement policy

Terms and conditions of purchase (PDF)


Anti-bribery policy (PDF)

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Gift acceptance policy

Gift acceptance policy (PDF)

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