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Archive of policies and regulations for 2020-2021

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

Academic policies and regulations 2020/21

Non-academic policies 2020/21

General regulations 2020/21

GR1 General Student Regulations 2020/21 (PDF)
GR1b Changes to your enrolment status; interruption or withdrawal
GR2 Student complaints and guidance procedure 2020/21 (PDF)
Stage 2 - Student complaints form (Word)
GR3 Student disciplinary and guidance procedure 2020/21 (PDF)
GR4a Fitness to practise (student conduct) 2020/21 (PDF)
GR4b Fitness to practise (student health and disability) 2020/21 (PDF)
GR5 Changes to academic provision – communication with students and applicants 2020/21 (PDF)

Academic regulations 2020/21

AR1 Awards of the University 2020/21 (PDF)
AR2 Undergraduate regulations 2020/21 (PDF)
AR3 Postgraduate regulations 2020/21(PDF)
AR4 Research regulations 2020/21 (PDF)
AR5 and AR15 Mitigating circumstances and extensions regulations
AR6 Academic misconduct – taught courses 2020/21 (PDF)
AR7 Academic misconduct – research degrees 2020/21(PDF)
AR8 and AR9 Academic appeals
AR10 Expulsion on academic grounds 2020/21 (PDF)
AR11 Honorary awards 2020/21 (PDF)
AR12 Conduct of examinations regulations 2020/21 (PDF)
AR13 Professional doctorate regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) 2020/21 (PDF)
AR14 Student mobility 2020/21 (PDF)
AR16 Exceptional arrangements (force majeure) 2020/21 (PDF)
AR16 Annex 2 to Exceptional arrangements (force majeure) scaling policy 2020/21(PDF)
AR17 Transitional arrangements (Covid 19) 2020/21 (PDF)

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Academic policies 2020/21

AP1 Admissions Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP1b Checking Criminal Records of Applicants 2020/21(PDF)
AP2 Student Pregnancy, Maternity and Becoming a Parent during Study Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP3 Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP4 Audio recording of lectures by students 2020/21 (PDF)
AP5 Placement Learning Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP6a Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2020/21 (PDF) 
AP6b Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2020/21 (PDF) 
AP7 Fraudulent Applications 2020/21 (PDF)
AP8 Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP9 Admission of Applicants under the age of 18 years 2020/21 (PDF)
AP10 Examinations Scheduling Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP11 Religion and Belief 2020/21 (PDF)
AP12 Timetabling and Scheduling 2020/21 (PDF)
AP13 Student Transfer Policy 2020/21 (PDF)
AP14 Fairness in Assessment 2020/21 (PDF)

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Academic guidance 2020/21

AG2 University Level Descriptors 2020/21 (PDF)
AG3a Plagiarism – A Staff Guide 2020/21 (PDF)
AG3b Plagiarism – A Student Guide 2020/21 (PDF)
AG5 Provision of Academic References for Students 2020/21 (PDF)
AG6 Management and Retention of Student Files 2020/21 (PDF)
AG7 University Grade Descriptors 2020/21 (PDF)
AG8 Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2020/21 (PDF)
AG10 Trailing credit Guidance and FAQs for Students 2020/21 (PDF)

Please see also the Academic Framework online handbook. Only accessible to staff and students. 

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Other policies 2020/21

Ethics: Guidance and Procedures for Undertaking Research involving Human Subjects (PDF)
Ethical Review of Research Projects involving Human Participants - Pre-application Checklist (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)
Research data management policy (PDF) 
Research metrics principles July 2020 (PDF)

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Non-academic policies 2020/21


View all the sustainability policies

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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)
Multi-Function device policy (PDF)
Information security policy (PDF)
Linking to our website policy (PDF)
Retention policy (PDF)
Retention schedule (PDF)
Data Subject Request form (Word Doc)

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Student life

Student Partnership Agreement - to follow
Student substance use and misuse policy (PDF)
Safety and security:
My Kingston page (available to current students only)
Student Intellectual Property Rights Appeals Panel (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)

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Terms and conditions of purchase (PDF)


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


Whistleblowing policy (PDF)

Gift acceptance

Gift acceptance policy (PDF)

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