The University of Wolverhampton

Policies and Regulations

Note to Staff: Please notify the Office of the University Registrar and Secretary ( of any changes to the information linked to below. All links below open in a new window.

Academic RegulationsFile Type/Size

Undergraduate, Foundation, Taught Postgraduate and Professional Doctorate Regulations- see also:

Undergraduate student guide for important information for new students

University Assessment Handbook 2014-15 (PDF 604K, Downloads file) and University Assessment Handbook Appendix 1 (Word doc 38k) 

Postgraduate student guide for important information for new students



PDF (905k)

Research regulations (inc Research good practice and Research degree regulations) 

Recognition of Prior Learning (Word doc 93k)  
Admissions policy (PDF 59K, Downloads file)  

Code of Practice for the University of Wolverhampton Students' Union (links to page) or download policy as PDF (PDF 45K, Downloads file)

PDF (46k)

 Degrees, diplomas and certificates - see Bye-Law 5 at the bottom of the page


Ethical Principles (PDF 67K, Downloads file)

Handbook for Ethical Approval and Practice Procedures (PDF 577K, Downloads file)

PDF (67k) 

PDF (578k)

Examinations: Instructions to Invigilators    (PDF 63K, Downloads file)

PDF (233k) 

Examination regulations for students (PDF 82K, Downloads file)

PDF (83k)

Personal tutors policy (link)

Regulations and Procedure for the Investigation of Academic Misconduct (PDF 115K, Downloads file)  

Regulations and procedure for academic appeals (PDF 286K, Downloads file)

Academic Appeals Form (PDF 113K, Downloads file)


Word (98k)

Regulations and procedure for the investigation of academic misconduct (PDF 139K, Downloads file)


Representation of student concerns - see Bye-Law 2 at the bottom of the page

Student registration and the provision of educational and other services at the University - see Bye-Law 4 at the bottom of the page -

Students' Union Membership Terms and Conditions (Byelaw 1) (PDF 38K, Downloads file)

PDF (30k)
Students with disabilities - links to the Student Enabling Centre  
University Examinations (PDF 100K, Downloads file) ‐ Guidelines for staff PDF (104K)

Advice on Providing References for Students (PDF 50K, Downloads file)

Student Voice Policy (PDF 338K, Downloads file)  


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Corporate Compliance 

University Logo and Brand Guidelines 2014 (PDF 3,820K, Downloads file)


Advice on providing references for students (PDF 41K, Downloads file)

PDF (42k)

Anti-bribery policy (PDF 56K, Downloads file) and hospitality and gifts declaration form

PDF (58k)

Word (26k)

Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF 53K, Downloads file)

PDF (54k)

Conflict of Interest Form

Word (37k)

Copyright (PDF 25K, Downloads file)

PDF (26k)

Corporate Fundraising Policy (PDF 50K, Downloads file)

PDF (51k)

CRB: Handling of CRB Certificate Information (PDF 28K, Downloads file)

PDF (29k)

CRB: Staff protocol for handling student CRB disclosures and information  (PDF 27K, Downloads file)

PDF (28k)

Data Protection Policy (PDF 35K, Downloads file)

PDF (31k)

Data Protection Subject Access Request (link) 


Data Protection: Subject access request form (link)


Privacy and data protection explained


Guidance for dealing with the death of a member of the University community (PDF 121K, Downloads file)

PDF (122k)

Declaration of Interests Policy (PDF 57K, Downloads file)

PDF (58k)

Delegation Schedule (PDF 170K, Downloads file) 

PDF (170k)

Document retention schedule  (PDF 123K, Downloads file)

PDF (124k) 

Freedom of Information (FOI) request procedure (forwards to Freedom of Information pages) - provides guidance on Freedom of Information requests and processes


FOI request form


Freedom of Information Complaints (link)


Advice of the Information Commissioner on the disclosure of Research Data under (PDF 231K, Downloads file)

PDF (282k)

FOI charges

PDF (40k)

Fraud Policy and Response Plan (PDF 52K, Downloads file)

PDF (53k)

Freedom of speech (PDF 41K, Downloads file) - for more information on Freedom of Speech please see the FOS page here

PDF (42k)

Finance Regulations (PDF 35K, Downloads file)

PDF (42k)
Intellectual Property policy and procedures (PDF 395K, Downloads file) PDF (396k)

Incident reporting (PDF 25K, Downloads file) 

PDF (26k)

Public interest disclosure policy statement (Whistleblowers) (PDF 36K, Downloads file)

PDF (37k)

Safeguarding Policy (PDF 99K, Downloads file)

PDF (100k)

Taking images and recordings on University property and at University events (PDF 26K, Downloads file)

PDF (33k)



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Individual Conduct


Complaints procedure (PDF 175K, Downloads file)

Individual student complaint form (Word doc 109k)

Group student complaint form (Word doc 120k)

Non-student complaint form (Word doc 97k)



Conduct towards others

PDF (86k)

Extensions - Guidelines for students (PDF 124K, Downloads file) 

PDF (272k)

Extenuating Circumstances – Guidance for students (PDF 66K, Downloads file)

PDF (72k)
Leave of Absence Guidelines (PDF 518K, Downloads file) PDF (520k)

Student conduct - see Bye-Law 3 at the bottom of the page


Student disciplinary procedure (PDF 53K, Downloads file)


Unfair discrimination, harrassment and bullying



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Use of Facilities


Acceptable use of IT facilities (PDF 299K, Downloads file) (opens in new window)

PDF (63k)

Accident investigation guidance & Accident report form  - see Health & Safety pages

  PDF (35k)

Closure of the University or a Campus in abnormal circumstances (PDF 67K, Downloads file)

PDF (70k)

Conditions of residence (PDF 258K, Downloads file)  and

2013/14 conditions of residence (PDF 144K, Downloads file)

PDF (259k)

PDF (145k)

Cookies policy - links to University cookies page


Ethical Investments policy (PDF 106K, Downloads file) 

PDF (107k)  

Using IT resources - for regulatory guidelines and legislation see Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (PDF 423K, Downloads file)


Exclusion of liability for personal property (PDF 22K, Downloads file)

PDF (23k)

Fairtrade policy (opens in new window)

PDF (60k)

Identity cards (policy is being updated)

Electronic Information Security policy - see also personal responsibilities for electronic information security PDF (124k)

Learning Centre use (PDF 196K, Downloads file)

PDF (197k)

Premises Licence Policy and Procedure (PDF 470K, Downloads file) 

PDF (471k)


objectives and targets (PDF 107K, Downloads file) 

PDF (177k)

PDF (107k) 


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Equal Opportunities and Human Resources

Disability Equality Scheme  

Equal Opportunities web pages


Equal Opportunities policy (PDF - 93k)

PDF (93k)

Race equality policy (on old site)


Human Resources policies

(staff only)



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Health and Safety 

Health and Safety web pages

(staff only)



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Tuition Fees 

Tuition, Registration and Residential Fees Academic Year 2014/2015 (PDF 376K, Downloads file)


Tuition, Registration and Residential Fees - Academic Year 2013/2014 (PDF 372K, Downloads file)

Tuition, registration and residential course fees 2012/13 - new students (PDF - 352 k - opens in new window) PDF (352k)
Tuition, registration and residential course fees 2012/13 - continuing students (PDF - 322 k - opens in new window) PDF (322k)


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University Bye-laws

Bye Law 1: Appointments and Elections to Membership of the Academic Board (PDF 32K, Downloads file)

Bye-Law 2: Representation of student concerns (PDF 18K, Downloads file)

Bye-Law 3: Student Conduct (PDF 17K, Downloads file) 

Bye Law 4 (PDF 32K, Downloads file) Student registration and the provision of educational and other services by the University 

Degrees, diplomas and certificates (PDF 44K, Downloads file)

Bye-law no. 6: Exams and other assessments (PDF 19K, Downloads file)


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Staff-Only Documents 

Confidential waste removal (PDF 26K, Downloads file)


Facilities Service Desk (FACTS) (PDF 24K, Downloads file)


Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (Word doc 54k)

Word (55k)

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Collection request

Word (47k)
Disclaimers  Word (27k)



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Page last updated: 11/11/2014