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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.


Governance Services Policies and Procedures

Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech Policy

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking (Modern Slavery) Policy

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 

University Subsidiary Companies Policy and Procedure

Disclosure and Management of Conflicts of Interests Policy and Procedure

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests Online Form (staff access only)

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

Scenarios and Mitigations for Conflicts of Interest and Gifts and Hospitality

NIH Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

Engagement of External Auditors to Undertake Non-Audit Work

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


Assessment Regulations and Policies are available here


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)


HR Policies

Grading of Roles Procedure

Grievance Procedure 

Maternity Leave Policy

Paternity Leave Policy

For HR Policies click here (staff access only)


IT Policies

For IT Policies click here (staff access only)

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