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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your personal tutor or course leader.
If any employee or worker of the University wishes to report any concerns or issues with the implementation of any of the University's policies or regulations they should refer to the University's Whistleblowing Policy.
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.
For a full list of student polices and regulations, please browse our academic and non-academic policies and regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|GR1||General Student Regulations 2021/22 (PDF)|
|GR1b||Changes to your enrolment status; interruption or withdrawal|
|GR2||Student Complaints Procedure|
|GR3||Student Conduct and Behaviour Procedure|
|GR4a||Fitness to practise (student conduct) 2021/22 version 2 (PDF)|
|GR4b||Fitness to practise (student health and disability) 2021/22 version 2 (PDF)|
|GR5||Changes to academic provision – communication with students and applicants 2021/22 (PDF)|
|GR6||Student Protection Plan Reviewed April 2022 (PDF)|
|AR1||Awards of the University 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR2||Undergraduate regulations 2021/22 version 4 (PDF)|
|AR3||Postgraduate regulations 2021/22 version 4 (PDF)|
|AR4||Research regulations 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR5||Mitigating circumstances and extensions regulations|
|AR6||Academic misconduct – taught courses 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR7||Academic misconduct – research degrees 2021/22(PDF)|
|AR8 and AR9||Academic appeals|
|AR11||Honorary awards 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR12||Conduct of examinations regulations 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR13||Professional doctorate regulations – Doctor of Education (EdD) 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR14||Student mobility 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AR16||Exceptional arrangements (force majeure) 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP1||Admissions Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP1b||Checking Criminal Records of Applicants 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP2||Student Pregnancy, Maternity and Becoming a Parent during Study Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP3||Academic Quality and Standards Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP4||Audio recording of lectures by students 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP5||Placement Learning Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP6a||Academic Flexibility – Sporting Activities 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP6b||Academic Flexibility – Arts and Culture 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP7||Fraudulent applications policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP8||Timetabled Student Activity Cancellation Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP9||Admission of Applicants Under the Age of 18 Years Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP10||Examinations Scheduling Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP11||Religion and Belief 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP12||Timetabling and Scheduling 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP13||Student Transfer Policy 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AP14||Fairness in Assessment 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG2||University Level Descriptors 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG3a||Plagiarism – A Staff Guide 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG3b||Plagiarism – A Student Guide 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG4||Guide to Good Research Practice 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG5||Provision of Academic References for Students 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG7||University Grade Descriptors 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG8||Procedures for dealing with misconduct in research staff 2021/22 (PDF)|
|AG10||Trailing credit Guidance and FAQs for Students 2021-2022 (PDF)|