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Archive of policies and regulations for 2018-2019

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

Academic policies and regulations 2018/19

Non-academic policies

General regulations

GR1 General Student Regulations 2018/19 (PDF)
GR1b Changes to your enrolment status; interruption or withdrawal

Student Complaints and Guidance  Procedure 2018/19 (PDF)
Stage 2 - Student complaints form (Word)

GR3 Student Disciplinary and Guidance Procedure 2018/19 (PDF)
GR4a Fitness to Practise (Student Conduct) 2018/19 (PDF)
GR4b Fitness to Practise (Student Health and Disability) 2018/19 (PDF)
GR5 Changes to Academic Provision – Communication with Students and Applicants 2018/19 (PDF)

Academic regulations

AR1 Awards of the University 2018/19 (PDF)
AR2 Undergraduate Regulations 2018/19 (PDF)
AR3 Postgraduate Regulations 2018/19 (PDF)
AR4 Research Courses 2018/19 (PDF)
AR5 and AR15 Mitigating Circumstances and extensions regulations
AR6 Academic Misconduct – Taught Courses 2018/19 (PDF)
AR7 Academic Misconduct – Research Degrees 2018/19 (PDF)
AR8 and AR9 Academic Appeals
AR10 Expulsion on Academic Grounds 2018/19 (PDF)
AR11 Honorary Awards 2018/19 (PDF)
AR12 Conduct of Examinations Regulations 2018/19 (PDF)
AR13 Professional Doctorate Regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) 2018/19 (PDF)
AR14 Student Mobility 2018/19 (PDF)
AR16 Exceptional Regulations (Force Majeure) 2018/19 (PDF)

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Academic policies

AP1 Admissions Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP1b Admissions Policy: Applicants Declaring Criminal Convictions 2018/19 (PDF)
AP2 Student Pregnancy and Maternity Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP3 Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP4 Audio recording of lectures by students 2018/19 (PDF)
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2018/19 (PDF)
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2018/19 (PDF) 
AP7 Fraudulent Applications 2018/19 (PDF)
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years 2018/19 (PDF)
AP10 Examinations Scheduling Policy 2018/19 (PDF)
AP11 Religion and Belief 2018/19 (PDF)

Timetabling and Scheduling 2019/20 (PDF)
Timetabling and Scheduling
2018/19 (PDF)

AP13 Student Transfer Policy 2018/19 (PDF)

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Academic guidance

AG2 University Level Descriptors 2018/19 (PDF)
AG3a Plagiarism – A Staff Guide 2018/19 (PDF)
AG3b Plagiarism – A Student Guide 2018/19 (PDF)
AG4 Guide to Good Research Practice 2018/19 (PDF)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students 2018/19 (PDF)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files 2018/19 (PDF)
AG7 University Grade Criteria 2018/19 (PDF)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2018/19 (PDF)
AG9 Fee implications of interrupting and withdrawing 2018/19 (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 (PDF)
Police protocol (PDF)

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Non-academic policies

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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Information regulations

Copyright infringement policy (PDF)
CCTV code of practice (PDF)
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 (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)
Electoral registration of students (PDF)
Refund and Compensation Policy (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)
Procedures for External Research Funding (PDF)

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Terms and conditions of purchase (PDF)


Anti-bribery policy (PDF)
Modern Slavery Act Statement (PDF)

Gift acceptance

Gift acceptance policy (PDF)

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