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5 Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.


i) Policies and procedures for conducting university business


Codes of practice, memoranda of understanding, procedural rules, standing orders and similar information should be included. Procedures for handling requests for information should be included.

(ii) Procedures and policies relating to academic services

Policies and procedures relating to honorary degrees, procedures for changing course, regulations and policy on student assessment, appeal procedures and policy on breach of assessment regulations.

iii) Procedures and policies relating to student services

Policies and procedures relating to student admission and registration, accommodation, management of the student records system, the assessment of external qualifications, internal student complaints and appeals, student support services and code of student discipline.


iv) Procedures and policies relating to human resources

This will include the full range of human resources policies and procedures such as generic terms and conditions of employment, collective bargaining and consultation with trade unions, grievance, disciplinary, harassment and bullying, public interest disclosure, staff development (such as induction, probation, appraisal, promotions).


v) Pay policy statement

vi) Procedures and policies relating to recruitment

If vacancies are advertised as part of recruitment policies, details of current vacancies will be readily available.


vii) Code of Conduct for members of governing bodies

The university Council operates in accordance with The Higher Education Code of Governance



viii) Procedures and policies relating to resources



ix) Equality and diversity

This category includes policies, statements, procedures and guidelines relating to equal opportunities.

x) Health and safety

xi) Estate management

xii) Complaints policy

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operation of this guide).

xiii) Records Management and Personal Data Policies

This category includes information security policies, records retention and archive policies, and data protection (including data sharing) policies.

xiv) Research policy and strategy

This category includes policy and procedures relating to intellectual property, ethics committee terms of reference, applications and their approval, and any other relevant codes of practice. This will include policy, strategy and procedures relating to knowledge transfer and enterprise.

xv) Publicly funded research outputs and data

Information regarding publicly funded research can be found through the "Gateway to Research", which is under development by Research Councils UK. Please follow the link below to access Research Council funded research information and related data outputs.

xvi) Charging regimes and policies

Details of any statutory charging regimes will be provided. Charging policies will include charges made for information routinely published and clearly state what costs are to be recovered together with the basis on which they are made and how they are calculated.

  • Charges for published information will be referred to on appropriate pages on the University website.
  • In addition, all published/ printed information may be subject to charges for disbursements to cover the cost of printing, packing and delivery.

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