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View previous years' academic policies and regulations.

View the academic and non-academic policies and regulations for Kingston University:

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 2015/16 (PDF)
GR2b Student Complaints Guidance 2015/16 (PDF)
Student Disciplinary Procedure 2015/16 (PDF)
GR3b Student Disciplinary Guidance 2015/16 (PDF)
GR4a Fitness to practise (Student Conduct) 2015/16 (PDF)
GR4b Fitness to practise (Health and Disability) 2015/16 (PDF)

Academic regulations

AR1 Awards of the University 2015/16 (PDF)
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations 2015/16 (PDF)
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations 2015/16 (PDF)
AR4 Research Courses 2015/16 (PDF) 
AR5 Mitigating Circumstances and Student Assessment (PDF)
Mitigating Circumstances Claim Form (Word)
Mitigating Circumstances Medical Certificate for Academic Studies (Word)
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses 2015/16 (PDF)
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees 2015/16 (PDF)
AR8 and AR9 Academic Appeals
AR10 Expulsion on Academic Grounds 2015/16 (PDF)
AR11 Honorary Awards 2015/16 (PDF)
AR12 Conduct of Examinations Regulations 2015/16 (PDF)
AR13 Professional Doctorate Regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) (PDF)
AR14 Student Mobility (PDF)
AR15 Extensions to Assessment Submission Deadlines (PDF)

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Academic policies

Code Document
AP1 Admissions Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP2 Student Pregnancy and Maternity Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP3 Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP4 Audio recording of lectures by students 2015/16 (PDF)
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2015/16 (PDF)
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2015/16 (PDF) 
AP7 Fraudulent Applications 2015/16 (PDF)
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2015/16 (PDF)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years 2015/16 (PDF)
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 2015/16 (PDF)
AG3a Plagiarism – A Staff Guide 2015/16 (PDF)
AG3b Plagiarism – A Student Guide 2015/16 (PDF)
AG4 Guide to Good Research Practice 2015/16 (PDF)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students 2015/16 (PDF)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files 2015/16 (PDF)
AG7 University Grade Criteria 2015/16 (PDF)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2015/16 (PDF)

Please see also the Revised Academic Framework (RAF) online handbook.

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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

Equality, diversity and inclusion

View all the equality, diversity and inclusion policies

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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

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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Terms and conditions of purchase (PDF)


Anti-bribery policy (PDF)

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Gift acceptance

Gift acceptance policy (PDF)

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