Policies and regulations for Kingston University

This page holds all our student-facing policies and regulations including those related to your academic experience and also your wider university life. Please note that these are our standard regulations and policies and so you should also refer to your programme documentation where any non-standard regulations will be explained.

On this page you will find policies and regulations for 2021/22 as well as an archive of policies and regulations from previous years. 

If you have any queries how any of these policies or regulations apply to you, you can seek advice from the Union of Kingston Students at support@kingston.ac.uk or speak to your personal tutor or course leader.

Accessible documents: Please contact the Information Centres (in each campus library) or the Union of Kingston Students' Advice Centre if you find any aspect of these regulations difficult to understand or if you need an accessible version.

Key student policies

For a full list of student polices and regulations, please browse our academic and non-academic policies and regulations.

General Student regulations (GR1)

Condition of enrolment

All students should read, accept and agree to abide by the regulations outlined in GR1 as it forms a part of your contract with the University.

Student complaints (GR2)

We aim to provide excellent and supportive learning environments and high standards of service. While we don't expect things to go wrong, we accept that sometimes things do.

Let us know as soon as you can if you experience an issue.

Mitigating circumstances (AR5)

The University wishes to be fair to all its students and recognises that there may be significant factors that can have an adverse effect on students' performance in assessments.

Find out how we can support you.

Key changes for 2021/22

We regularly review our policies and regulations to make sure that these continue to be in the best interests of our students and continue to safeguard our academic standards.

Find out what has changed for 2021/2022.

Non-academic policies 2021/22


Gift acceptance

Human resources

Information regulations

Internal financial procedures




Student life



Policies and regulations