Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Policies at the University

It is important that a clear and consistent approach is taken to drafting and updating policies across the institution – as such, University Executive Group (UEG) have approved both a University 'Policy on Policies' and a policy template which sits alongside this, in order to provide the necessary tools for those responsible for policies in their areas.

The aim of the University's 'Policy on Policies' is to make clear what a policy is and what policies should be used for, to differentiate between policies and guidance (supporting documents), and to outline the process that should be followed when creating, reviewing, and updating policies. An outline of where responsibilities lie in relation to policies is also included.

Please use the links below to read the policy, to download a copy of the University's policy template (which should be used whenever you are updating or drafting a University policy), and to view some additional guidance in relation to how the policy template should be used.



Contact and Advice

The University’s Information Manager, Karen Blackman (part of the Information Management team in the Division of the General Counsel, Governance, and Compliance) is the University’s main point of contact for policies – please get in touch with her if you need any advice or guidance regarding the use of the template or application of the Policy on Policies.

Policy Bank and Links to Existing Policies

The Information Manager (Karen) is currently in the process of completing an audit of policies across the University, reviewing them to ensure that they are up to date and accessible, and that relevant guidance and processes are in place to support them (as well as also ensuring that these supporting documents are separated from the policies themselves).

This will culminate in the development of a central policy bank which links to all University policies as well as the inputting of policy review dates into the University’s corporate calendar. If you are responsible for policies in your area, please do get in touch with Karen to ensure that these are included in the policy audit and bank.

Whilst this work is ongoing, please see below for a list of policies owned by the University's Information Management team, all of which have been recently reviewed and have been drafted and updated using the policy template:



Last updated 12 July 2023