Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for conducting our business

  • Our Code of Practice on Corporate Governance and Related Procedural Matters includes:
    • Duties and responsibilities of Members of Council
    • Scheme of Delegated Powers of Council
    • Policy on Public Interest Disclosure including Whistleblowing
    • Procedure for Consideration of Grievances submitted to the Council
    • University Fraud Response Policy
    • Council Standing Orders
    • Procedure for Suspension or Removal of Council or Committee
    • Membership

Procedures and policies relating to academic services and student support

  • Academic and academic-related Codes of Practice, Policies and Guidance, arranged by category:
    • Admissions
    • Appeals
    • Complaints
    • Distance and placement learning
    • Higher doctorates
    • Leave of absence
    • Misconduct (Discipline)
    • PhD by published work
    • Research ethics
    • Research programmes
    • Student support
    • Suspension from study
    • Taught programmes and modules
    • General
    These are all available on our Intranet.

Procedures and policies relating to human resources

  • Ordinances set out information about the senior management positions within the University, including the method of appointment and role within the organisation, together with various matters related to the employment of academic staff including discipline, grievance and dismissal processes.
  • The website of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association has the full range of HR policies and procedures and other information relating to employment with the University.

Procedures and policies relating to recruitment

  • Information about recruitment, including details of current vacancies

Code of Conduct for members of governing bodies

Equality and Diversity policies and the Equality Scheme

  • The University’s commitment to equality opportunities is enshrined it its Charter (PDF - 98KB)
  • More information including the annual Equality Information Report is available on our Equality and Diversity pages
  • The University’s Fairness and Diversity Policy, the University Equality Scheme 2011-2015, the Harassment and Bullying Policy and information about initiatives to promote fairness and inclusivity at the University are on our Equality and Diversity intranet pages.

Health and Safety

Estate management

Complaints policies

Records management and personal data policies

Research policy and strategy

Publicly funded research outputs and data

Charging regimes and policies