The University of Lincoln operates within a framework of regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure it meets the statutory requirements for UK universities.
Other documents also form important elements of our Governance regime and relate to many and varied aspects of University business, including teaching and learning, employment, finance, and student services.
Academic and Student Policy Development and Communication
The Governance and Compliance Team provides support for the planning, development, and implementation of University academic and student policies.
Acceptance and Gifts Policy
This policy covers the solicitation and acceptance of gifts by or in the name of the University and seeks to ensure that gifts to the University are properly received, recorded, and administered.
Access and Participation Plan
This policy, approved by the Office for Students, details the interventions that the University of Lincoln will make to improve access, student success, and progression into employment or further education for underrepresented groups.
Access and Participation Plan Impact Report
This report reflects on the impact of the University's Access and Participation plan.
Admissions Terms and Conditions
This documents outlines the agreement between the University of Lincoln and prospective students.
These terms and conditions may change over time, so if you began your studies prior to this academic year, you can review the appropriate version of our Admissions Terms and Conditions in the list below:
Anti-slavery Transparency Statement
This statement outlines our commitment to tackling slavery.
Annual Fee Information
Code of Practice for Research
This document is intended to support good conduct in research and help prevent misconduct, in order to encourage research of the highest quality.
Code of Practice: Academic Practice and Freedom of Speech
This document sets out the rights of staff's freedom to pursue knowledge through rational and open enquiry, and how the University fulfils its obligations to ensure freedom of speech within the law is secured for students, staff, and visiting speakers.
Conflicts of Interest Policy
This policy defines conflicts of interest and provides a framework for recording, reporting, and managing such conflicts.
The University takes data protection seriously and has a number of policies available.
With the world facing an unprecedented rise in global temperatures, the University of Lincoln has been developing a range of approaches to environmental sustainability that aim to reduce any negative effect that our operations may have, and to offer solutions to these challenges through our teaching and research.
Equality and Diversity
The University continuously grows and evolves, so does our approach to celebrating and embracing diversity in all its forms, and we want to create an institution where our staff and students can work and study without fear of experiencing bullying, harassment, victimisation, or discrimination due to any and all individual and protected characteristics.
External Speaker Policy
The purpose of this policy is to set in place a governing framework for visiting speakers to ensure that our proud heritage, where debate, challenge, and dissent are not only permitted but expected, can continue for current and future generations.
Ethical Investment Policy
The University routinely transacts with third party organisations through the investment of surplus funds and endowments. This policy seeks to guide ethical investment practice by the University.
University Financial Regulations
The purpose of the Financial Regulations is to provide a framework for the University to conduct its financial business, protect its assets and strive for value for money.
Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you can ask the University to provide you with any information held by the University.
Non-disclosure Agreements for Employees
The University of Lincoln is committed to the values and behaviours that underpin our One Community, and this is reflected in our approach.
Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research
This procedure outlines the processes which should be followed when complaints of misconduct in research are brought against any member of staff.
Research Ethics Policy
The University of Lincoln is committed to encouraging research of the highest quality by supporting good conduct and helping to prevent misconduct.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) Code of Practice
This Code of Practice forms part of the University’s strategy to support Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in its academic activities, and in particular in research.
This policy sets out how the University performs its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults who are enrolled on its courses or are visiting the institution.
Student Complaints Procedure
The Regulations provide a means for students to raise a complaint about any service the University provides and to get that issue resolved.
Student Protection Plan
This documents outlines identified risks to the continuation of study for our students and how we seek to mitigate them.
Our transparency information outlines the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.
These regulations relate to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and the University generally.
This policy sets out the policy and process for the making of disclosures in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.
Visitors Policy 2023
This policy provides guidance and information for all staff, students and visitors to the University regarding the processes and protocol for all visitors
The list above is not exhaustive. You can find more information about governance arrangements and other policy documents on the University's Secretariat microsite.
Policy Resources for Staff
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