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Policies and regulations

View previous years' academic policies and regulations.

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

Academic policies and regulations 2017/18

Non-academic policies

General regulations

Code Document
GR1 General Student Regulations 2017/18 (PDF)
GR1b General Regulations: Making Changes to Your Enrolment Status 2017/18 (PDF)
Application for an Interruption to Your Studies Form
(Word document to follow)
Notification of Withdrawal from Course Form (Word document to follow)

Student Complaints and Guidance  Procedure 2017/18 (PDF)
Stage 2 - Student complaints form (Word)

Student Disciplinary and Guidance Procedure 2017/18 (PDF)
GR4a Fitness to Practise (Student Conduct) 2017/18 (PDF)
GR4b Fitness to Practise (Student Health and Disability) 2017/18 (PDF)
GR5 Changes to Academic Provision – Communication with Students and Applicants 2017/18 (PDF)

Academic regulations

AR1 Awards of the University 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AR4 Research Courses 2017/18 (PDF)
AR5 Mitigating Circumstances and Student Assessment 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
Mitigating Circumstances Claim Form 2017/18 (Word document to follow
Mitigating Circumstances Medical Certificate for Academic Studies 2017/18 (Word document to follow)
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AR8 and AR9 Academic Appeals
AR10 Expulsion on Academic Grounds 2017/18 (PDF)
AR11 Honorary Awards 2017/18 (PDF)
AR12 Conduct of Examinations Regulations 2017/18 (PDF)
AR13 Professional Doctorate Regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) 2017/18 (PDF)
AR14 Student Mobility 2017/18 (PDF)
AR15 Extensions to Assessment Submission Deadlines 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
Extensions to Assessment Submission Deadlines Form 2017/18 (Word document to follow)
AR16 Exceptional Regulations (Force Majeure) 2017/18 (PDF to follow)

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Academic policies

Code Document
AP1 Admissions Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP1b Admissions Policy: Applicants Declaring Criminal Convictions 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP2 Student Pregnancy and Maternity Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP3 Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP4 Audio recording of lectures by students 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2017/18 (PDF to follow) 
AP7 Fraudulent Applications 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP10 Examinations Scheduling Policy 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP11 Religion and Belief 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AP12 Timetabling and Scheduling 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
Timetabling and Scheduling 2017/18 (PDF to follow)

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Academic guidance

Code Document
AG1 Key Skills Framework – A Guide for Staff (PDF to follow)
AG2 University Level Descriptors 2017/18 (PDF)
AG3a Plagiarism – A Staff Guide 2017/18 (PDF)
AG3b Plagiarism – A Student Guide 2017/18 (PDF)
AG4 Guide to Good Research Practice 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AG7 University Grade Criteria 2017/18 (PDF to follow)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2017/18 (PDF to follow)

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 (Word)
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)
IT Security Policy (PDF)
Acceptable use policy - Email (PDF)
Acceptable use policy - Facilities (PDF)
Acceptable use policy - Mobile and BYO devices (PDF)
Acceptable use policy - Social media (PDF)
Acceptable use policy - My Data Box (PDF)
Multi-Function device policy (PDF)
Information security policy (PDF)
Linking to our website policy (PDF)

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Student life

Student Partnership Agreement - to follow
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 (Word)
Modern Slavery Act Statement (PDF)

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Gift acceptance

Gift acceptance policy (PDF)

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