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Policies and regulations archive

View the academic policies and regulations and non-academic policies for Kingston University for 2017/18.

Links to policies and regulations dating back further than 2017/18 can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

Academic policies and regulations 2017/18

Non-academic policies

General regulations

GR1 General Student Regulations 2017/18 (PDF)
GR1b General Regulations: Making Changes to Your Enrolment Status (PDF)

Application for an Interruption to Your Studies Form (Word)

Notification of Withdrawal from Course Form (Word)


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

GR3 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)
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations 2017/18 (PDF)
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations 2017/18 (PDF)
AR4 Research Courses 2017/18 (PDF)
AR5 and AR15 Mitigating Circumstances and extensions regulations
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses 2017/18 (PDF)
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees 2017/18 (PDF)
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)
AR16 Exceptional Regulations (Force Majeure) 2017/18 (PDF)

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Academic appeals

To make an appeal, you should use the online system accessed through OSIS. Before you do, please read the relevant regulations, which are referenced below. Please note that if you are on a taught course, you should read AR8 and if you are on a research degree you should read AR9.

AR8 Academic Appeals (Taught Courses) 2017/18 (PDF)
AR8b Quick Guide Academic Appeals process 2017/18 (PDF)
  Nomination of a third party representative (Academic Appeals) (Word)


AR9 Academic Appeals (Research) 2017/18 (PDF)

When you are ready to complete your submission, you can access the online system in OSIS:

  • Log in using your Kingston University Student ID;
  • Go to the "Your Studies" tab;
  • In the list below you will see the title "Appeals", and here there is a link into the online appeals system;
  • You will find further instructions provided on screen.

If you have any difficulties accessing the system please contact the IT service desk.

If there are reasons preventing you from making an online submission, please contact and request a form. This will be emailed to you.

Academic policies

AP1 Admissions Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP1b Admissions Policy: Applicants Declaring Criminal Convictions 2017/18 (PDF)
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)
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2017/18 (PDF)
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2017/18 (PDF) 
AP7 Fraudulent Applications 2017/18 (PDF)
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years 2017/18 (PDF)
AP10 Examinations Scheduling Policy 2017/18 (PDF)
AP11 Religion and Belief 2017/18(PDF)

Timetabling and Scheduling 2017/18 (PDF)


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Academic guidance

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)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students 2017/18 (PDF)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files 2017/18 (PDF)
AG7 University Grade Criteria 2017/18 (PDF)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2017/18 (PDF)

Please see also the Revised Academic Framework (RAF) online handbook. Only accessible to staff and students.  

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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 Privacy Notice for Staff (PDF)
Data Protection Privacy Notice for Alumni and Friends
Data Protection Privacy Notice for Enquirers, Applicants, Students and Alumni (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)
Retention policy (PDF)
Retention schedule (PDF)
Subject Access Request form (PDF)

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Student life

Student Partnership Agreement - to follow
Student Substance Use and Misuse Policy (Word)
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 (Word)
Electoral registration of students (Word)
Student Transfer Policy (Word)

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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)
Refund policy (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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