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University Policies and Procedures

Polices and Procedures for Northumbria University

Governance Services is not responsible for the development and review of the wide range of policies which provide a framework for University business. However, it does provide a framework in which policies should be formulated, structured, approved and reviewed, as well as one-stop document library through which the University’s key policies and regulations can be accessed.

The library or 'Policy Zone' is to be further developed and will act as a central reference point for all University policies. 


Governance Services Policies and Procedures  

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure

Counter-Fraud and Bribery Policy

Reportable Incidents Policy

Gifts and Hospitality Policy and Procedure

Guidance on the giving and receiving of gifts and hospitality

Public Interest Disclosure ("Whistleblowing") Policy 

Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech Policy

University Subsidiary Companies Policy and Procedure

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interests Policy and Procedure

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interests Policy: Related Parties and Related Party Guidance

NIH Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

Policy for the Engagement of External Auditors to Undertake Non-Audit Work

Procedure for Setting-up and Managing a Spin-out Company 

Risk Policy and Risk Appetite Statement

Safeguarding Policy and the University's approach to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults 

Visiting and External Speakers and Events Policy

Prevent Policy Statement and the University's approach to Prevent Duty

Call Recording Policy


Advancement Policies

Honorary Awards Policy and Honorary Degree proposal form

Naming Policy

Policy and Guidelines for the Acceptance and Refusal of Donations and the University's Donor Promise


Competition and Markets Authority Policy (CMA), Guidance, and Communication Summary

CMA Policy 2223

CMA Guidance Document

Programme and Module Change Requests Form


Finance Policies

Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Sanctions Policy and Procedure

Financial Regulations

Travel and Expenditure Policy 

Treasury Management and Ethical Investment Policy

Key Information Sources for Corruption and International Sanctions


GDPR Policies

Data Protection Policy

GDPR Regulations


Health and Safety Policies

For Health and Safety Policies click here (public access)

For Health and Safety Policies click here (staff access only)


IT Policies

For IT Policies click here (staff access only)


HR Policies

Grading of Roles Procedure

Grievance Procedure 

Maternity Leave Policy

Paternity Leave Policy

For HR Policies click here (staff access only)

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