University policies and procedures

This page contains links to those policies, procedures and associated guidance that apply across the University. It therefore aims to provide a reference guide to such information housed on departmental webpages.

This page is managed by Helen Johnstone, Head of Governance & Regulatory Affairs, based on information from departments. Queries relating to potentially missing information, or to broken links, etc. should be addressed to Queries about the policies, procedures or guidance themselves should be addressed directly to the author, where known.

New or revised policies and processes should align with the University's Policy Framework. You can download blank templates for Policies and Procedures.


Abuse/Neglect (Guidance for Responding to Allegations)
Academic Appeals Procedure & Flowchart
(Personal) Academic Tutoring Policy
(Personal) Academic Tutoring: Guidance
Admissions Policy
Admission of Students who are Ex-Offenders: Policy
Adoption: Guide to Leave, Pay and post-Adoption Rights
Adverse Weather Policy
Alleged Cheating - Procedures for Investigating
APL Procedures and Guidance for Recognition
Applying for Jobs at the University: Guidance
Appointment of Professors Policy and Procedure
Appraisal (ADPR) Procedure 
Apprenticeships: Employers Complaint Policy & Procedure
Assessment: Policy and Procedures on Inclusive Assessment 
Assessment Policy 
Avoiding Allegations of Abuse/Neglect - Guidance linked to Safeguarding


Bursary Policy (Healthcare Professions)


CCTV Policy
Cheating (Alleged): Procedures for Investigation
Children on Campus Policy
Class Cancellation Policy
Collaborative/Partnership Academic Arrangements Policy
Complaints Procedure (Students) & Flowchart
Consensual Relationships Policy
Counselling (for staff) Policy and Procedure
Course Closure, Suspension and Major Change Policy
Course Closure, Suspension and Substantial Change Procedure (& Flowchart)
Course Management and Administration: Registry Services Guidance
Course Management Committee Policy (and Role of Student Academic Representatives)
CRB (Disclosure and Barring Service) Data Storage Policy (Students)
Curriculum Design Policy
Curriculum Design: Guidance (Curriculum 2013 - Undergraduate)
Curriculum Design: Guidance (Foundation Degrees)


Data Protection Policy
Data Protection Breach Notification Procedure
Debt Management Policy (Students)
Discipline (staff) Policy
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS - formerly CRB) Data Storage Policy (Students)
Disclosure and Barring Service Checking Procedure (Staff): Appendix: Regulated Activity
Display Screen Equipment
Document Retention Guidance
Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse & Stalking Policy (App2 - Disclosure by staff) (App3 - Disclosure by students)


Employers Complaint Policy & Procedure re Apprenticeships
Recruitment and Employment of People with Criminal Records
Flowchart showing process for managing disclosure of unspent convictions
Equality of Opportunity Policy
Ethics Policy
External Examiners - Regulations for the Appointment of
Eye Test Guidance (Provision of)


Fire Safety Policy
Fitness to Practise Procedure
Flexible Working Policy
Foundation Degrees: Policy on Progression to Top-Up/Honours Degrees
Framework for the Management of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
Fraud Policy
Freedom of Information Policy
Freedom of Speech (Code of Practice)


Gifts, Hospitality & Bribery Prevention Policy
Grievance Procedure


Harrassment and Bullying (Dealing with)
Health and Safety Policy
Health and Safety Risk Assessment
HND/FD Relationship with BA/BSc Programmes: Policy Statement


ICT Regulations
Improving Performance Procedure
Incident and Near Miss Reporting
Induction (staff) - Please log in to the Staff Blackboard page for Induction Modules
Information Security Policy
Information Classification Handling
Intellectual Property Policy
International Mobility Policy (Staff)
International Mobility Policy (Students)


Learning Outcomes (Guidance for the Writing of)
The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems
Lone Working Guidance


Marketing and Publicity Materials (Approval of by Collaborative Partnerships): Policy
Maternity: Guide to Leave, Pay and post-Maternity Rights
Meningitis (Management Protocol)
Mentoring Handbook
Mitigating Circumstances: Procedure 
Module Codes (Guidance for the Allocation and Changing of)
Module Evaluation Policy
Module Outline: Guidance on Best Practice


Open Access Policy (opens in Google Drive)


Patents and Inventions Policy
Paternity: Guide to Leave, Pay and post-Paternity Rights
Peer Supported Review of Teaching Policy 
Personal Academic Tutoring Policy
Placement and Work-based Learning Policy 
Plagiarism Policy (Procedure for Investigating Alleged Cheating)
Prevent Duty (Code of Practice on the Freedom of Speech)
Prizes (Awarding of University Prizes): Policy and Procedure
Probation Policy       
Procedures for the Appointment of Professors    
Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB): Policy       
Purchasing Policy (Finance)



Recognition of Prior Learning (Procedure and Guidance)
Recruitment and Selection - Guidance for Presentation Panels
Recruitment and Selection - Employment of People with a Conviction (Policy)
Refund and Compensation Policy
Relationships between Staff, Students and Business Associates Policy
Research Degrees - Regulatory Framework
Responding to Allegations of Abuse/Neglect - Guidance linked to Safeguarding 
Risk Assessment Policy (Health & Safety)
Risk Management Policy



Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy - Risk Assessment Example
Sickness Management Policy and Procedure 1
Sickness Management Policy and Procedure 2
Similarity Detection Policy (Personal Statements on UCAS Applications)
Site Rules for Working on University Premises Contractors Handbook
Social Media Policy (Responsible Use of)
Student Academic Representatives (StARs) - Election/Selection Guidance
Student Attendance Policy
Student Charter
Student Debt Management Policy
Student Disciplinary Procedures
Student Emergency Contact Opt-In procedure
Student Refund and Compensation Policy 
Sustainability Policy


Taught Courses Regulatory Framework
Tuition Fee Policy
Turnitin Policy


Whistleblowing Policy
Work-related Driving Policy
Work-related Travel Policy
Work Placements for Disabled Students: Guidance