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Policies and regulations

View the academic policies and regulations and non-academic policies for Kingston University for 2014/15. You can also view previous years' policies and regulations.

2014/15 academic policies and regulations:

2014/15 non-academic policies:


General regulations

Code Document
GR1 General Student Regulations 2014/15 (PDF)
Student Complaints Procedure 2014/15 (PDF)
GR2b Student Complaints Guidance 2014/15 (PDF)
Student Disciplinary Procedure 2014/15 (PDF)
GR3b Student Disciplinary Guidance 2014/15 (PDF)
GR4a Fitness to practise (Student Conduct) 2014/15 (PDF)
GR4b Fitness to practise (Health and Disability) 2014/15 (PDF)

Academic regulations

AR1 Awards of the University 2014/15 (PDF)
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations 2014/15 (PDF)
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations 2014/15 (PDF)
AR4 Research Courses 2014/15 (PDF)
AR5 Mitigating Circumstances and Student Assessment 2014/15 (PDF)
Mitigating Circumstances claim form 2014/15 (Word)
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses (PDF)
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees (PDF)
AR8 and AR9 Academic Appeals
AR10 Expulsion on Academic Grounds 2014/15 (PDF)
AR11 Honorary Awards 2014/15 (PDF)
AR12 Conduct of Examinations Regulations 2014/15 (PDF)
AR13 Professional Doctorate Regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) 2014/15 (PDF)
AR14 Student Mobility (PDF)

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Academic policies

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

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Academic guidance

Code Document
AG1 Keys Skills Framework – A Guide for Staff (PDF) – available soon
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 2014/15

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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

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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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