Welcome to the Aberystwyth University Policies website

The aim of this site is to provide a repository for University policies. A University policy is defined as one with broad application throughout the University, that helps ensure coordinated compliance with applicable laws and regulations; promotes operational efficiencies; enhances the University's mission; and reduces institutional risk.

This site includes policies which have been approved by Council or by delegated authorities. Many important Institute- and Department-level policies serve similar purposes but are not included on this site where unit-specific.

The University's Institutes and Departments should link to this site rather than create their own pages with University policies and associated documentation. This will help ensure that everyone in the University is referencing the most current versions of documents.

Sometimes, related procedures have been developed in relation to University policies. These can be obtained from the relevant Institute or Department.

This page is managed by the Governance Unit based on information from Institutes and Departments. Queries relating to potentially missing or inaccurate information, broken links, etc. should be addressed to the Governance Unit. Queries about the policies themselves should be addressed directly to the author, where known, or the relevant department.

Policies by Department

The following is a list of policies arranged by Department:

Academic Quality and Records

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Academic Progress

Academic Regulation on Academic Progress

        Students
Academic Quality

Academic Quality Handbook

       

General

Admissions

Regulations for Approval of Qualifications and/or Relevant Experience for Admission to Higher Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates of Aberystwyth University

        Students
Foundation Degrees

Regulations for the Foundation Degrees

        Students
Initial Degrees

Regulations for Modular Initial Degrees

        Students

Standing Order 1 (Initial Degree Assessments)

        Students
International Foundation Certificate

Regulations for the International Foundation Certificate (IFC)

        Students
Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

        Students
Research Postgraduate Awards

Regulations for Doctoral Degrees by Examination and Thesis or Portfolio

        Students

Regulations for the Award of the Degree of PhD (by Published Works)

        Students

Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

        Students

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy(including LLM by Research)

        Students

Regulations for the Submission and Examination of Research Theses

        Students
Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

        Students
Senior Doctoral Degrees

Regulations for Senior Doctoral Degrees

        Students

Standing Order 22 Senior Doctoral Degrees

        Students
Taught Postgraduate Schemes

Regulations for Modular Taught Postgraduate Awards

        Students

Standing Order 2 Modular Taught Postgraduate Awards

        Students

Standing Order 21 Master's Degrees by Examination and Dissertation

        Students
Unacceptable Academic Practice

Regulation on Unacceptable Academic Practice

        Students

Campus and Commercial Services

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Aberystwyth Fairtrade Policy

Health, Safety and Environment Committee       General

Nutrition Policy

Health, Safety and Environment Committee       General

Sustainable and ethical purchasing and food policy statement 2015

Health, Safety and Environment Committee       General

Careers

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Complaints Policy (PDF)

        General

Full University PDP policy

        Students

Centre for Welsh Language Services

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Welsh Language Scheme

Council 20/02/2014 20/02/2014 N/A General

Equality and Diversity

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability
Equal Opportunities Policy 2016 Professional Development, Staffing and Equality Committee 04/11/2016 04/11/2016 July 2017 General

Estates Development

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Energy Policy Statement (May 2014)

        General

Environmental Policy Statement (May 2014)

        General

Governance

Title

Approving Body Date Approved Date Reviewed Next Review Applicability

Charter and Statutes

2014 Supplemental Charter and Statutes

Privy Council 01/08/2014 01/08/2014 N/A General

Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech

Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech

Council 11/05/2016 11/05/2016 11/05/2018 General

Ordinances

Ordinance 01 - Members of the University

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 02 - The Chancellor

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 03 - The Pro-Chancellors

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 04 - The Treasurer

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 05 - The Vice-Chancellor

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 06 - The Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 07 - The Council Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 08 - The Council: Chair of Council

Council 22/06/2015 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 09 - The Council: Appointment of the Clerk

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Council members

Ordinance 10 - The Council: Membership

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 11 - The Council: Independent Members

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 12 - The Council: Co-opted Members

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 13 - The Council: Senate Members

Council 20/06/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 14 - The Council: Election of Non-Academic Staff Members

Council 22/06/2015 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 15 - The Council: Quorum

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Council members

Ordinance 16 - The Council: Custody and Use of the Common Seal

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 17 - The Senate: Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Council 08/12/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 18 - The Senate: Membership

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 19 - The Senate: Election of Departmental Representatives

Council 04/12/2015 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 20 - The Senate: Election of Heads of Support Departments

Council 08/12/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 21 - The Court

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 22 - The Court: Functions and Annual Meeting

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 23 - Academic Institutes

Council 06/11/2016 06/11/2016 06/11/2017 General

Ordinance 24 - Headship of Academic Institutes

Council 08/12/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 25 - Appointment and Promotion to Chairs, Readerships and Senior Lectureships

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 26 - Appointment of Honorary and Visiting Staff

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 27 - Conferment of the Title of Research Professor; and Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Reader, Emeritus Lecturer and Emeritus Senior Lecturer

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 28 - Appointment of Representatives of the University on Other Bodies

Council   01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 29 - The Organisation of Students

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 30 - Recognised Associations of the Former Students of the University

Council 09/05/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 31 - Services of Notices and Documents

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 32 - The Visitor

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 33 - Student Disciplinary Procedure

Council 24/06/2013 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Students

Ordinance 34 - Disciplinary Procedure for all Staff

Council 02/04/2014     Staff

Ordinance 35 - Grievance Procedure

Council 29/06/2016     Staff

Ordinance 36 - Redundancy Avoidance Policy

Council 29/06/2016     Staff

Ordinance 37 - Managing Sickness Absence Policy

Council   20/06/2014   Staff

Ordinance 38 - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures relating to the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellors

Council 20/06/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Staff

Ordinance 39 - Transitional Provisions

Council 24/07/2014 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 Council members

Ordinance 40 - The Council: Deputy Chair of Council

Council 02/10/2015 01/04/2016 31/07/2017 General

Ordinance 41 - Collective Grievance Procedure

Council 29/11/2016 29/11/2016 29/11/2017 Staff

Ordinance 42 - Disciplinary Procedure during Probation

Council 29/11/2016 29/11/2016 29/11/2017 Staff

Students' Union

Code of Practice

Council 08/12/2014 08/12/2014 N/A General

Relationship Agreement

Council 29/06/2016 29/06/2016 29/06/2017 General