Policies and Regulations

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

Academic Regulations File Type/Size

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

Undergraduate student guide for important information for new students

University assessment handbook 

Postgraduate student guide for important information for new students



PDF (905k)

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

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) guidelines PDF (174k)
Admissions policy  

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

PDF (46k)

Degrees, diplomas and certificates - Bye Law 5

PDF (45k)

Ethical Principles

Handbook for Ethical Approval and Practice Procedures

PDF (67k) 

PDF (578k)

Examinations: Instructions to Invigilators   

PDF (233k) 

Examination regulations for students

PDF (83k)

Personal tutors policy (link)


Policy on tackling academic misconduct

PDF (109k)

Regulations and procedure for academic appeals

also available as a word document


Word (98k)

Regulations and procedure for the investigation of academic misconduct

Representation of student concerns - Bye Law 2 PDF (86k)
Student registration and the provision of educational and other services by the University - bye law 4 PDF (86k)

Students' Union membership and conditions

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


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Corporate Compliance  

University Logo and Brand Guidelines

PDF (1.57Mb)

Advice on providing references for students

PDF (42k)

Anti-bribery policy and hospitality and gifts declaration form

PDF (58k)

Word (26k)

Conflict of Interest Policy

PDF (54k)

Conflict of Interest Form

Word (37k)


PDF (26k)

Corporate Fundraising Policy

PDF (51k)

CRB: Handling of CRB Certificate Information

PDF (29k)

CRB: Staff protocol for handling student CRB disclosures and information 

PDF (28k)

Data Protection Policy

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 (122k)

Declaration of Interests Policy

PDF (58k)

Delegation Schedule 

PDF (170k)

Document retention schedule 

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 Freedom of Information 

PDF (282k)

FOI charges

PDF (40k)

Fraud Policy and Response Plan

PDF (53k)

Freedom of speech - for more information on Freedom of Speech please see the FOS page here

PDF (42k)

Finance Regulations

PDF (42k)
Intellectual Property policy and procedures PDF (396k)

Incident reporting 

PDF (26k)

Public interest disclosure policy statement (Whistleblowers)

PDF (37k)

Safeguarding Policy

PDF (100k)

Taking images and recordings on University property and at University events

PDF (33k)


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Individual Conduct


Complaints procedure

Individual student complaint form

Group student complaint form

Non-student complaint form

PDF (176k)

Word (109k)

Word (120k)

Word (98k)


Conduct towards others

PDF (86k)

Extensions - Guidelines for students 

PDF (272k)

Extenuating Circumstances – Guidance for students

PDF (72k)

Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedure

Word (121k)
Leave of Absence Guidelines PDF (520k)

Student conduct - Bye Law 3

PDF (86k)

Student disciplinary procedure

Word (106k)

Unfair discrimination, harrassment and bullying



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Use of Facilities


Acceptable use of IT facilities (opens in new window)

PDF (63k)

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


CCTV guidance

PDF (35k)

Closure of the University or a Campus in abnormal circumstances 

PDF (70k)

Conditions of residence  and

2013/14 conditions of residence

PDF (259k)

PDF (145k)

Cookies policy - links to University cookies page


Ethical Investments policy 

PDF (107k)  

Policy on using University IT resources

PDF (57k)

Exclusion of liability for personal property

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 (197k)

Premises Licence Policy and Procedure 

PDF (471k)

Sustainability and Environmental Policy with

objectives and targets 

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  


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Health and Safety  

Health and Safety web pages



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Tuition Fees  
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 no. 1: Appointments and Elections to Membership of the Academic Board

PDF (33k)

Bye-law no. 2: Representation of student concerns

PDF (19k)
Bye-law no. 3: Student Conduct  PDF (18k)

Bye-law no. 4: Student registration and the provision of educational and other services by the University

PDF (22k)

Bye-law no. 5: Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

PDF (58k)

Bye-law no. 6: Exams and other assessments

PDF (20k)


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Staff-Only Documents  

Confidential waste removal


Facilities Service Desk (FACTS)


Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 

Word (55k)

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Collection request

Word (47k)
Disclaimers  Word (27k)



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Page last updated: 03/09/2014