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Finance & Corporate Governance

Conflicts of Interest Policy (Approved by Council, 23 March 2006)

This subsumes within it the former separate policies, including the former Code of Practice on Professional/Consensual Relationships. It is received by Committees at the first meeting of each year.

Financial Limits (Approved by Council 29 June 2006; revised 14 December 2006)

Risk Management Policy (PDF download) (Last revised by Council 29 November 2012)

A Risk Management Methodology (PDF download) accompanies the Policy (Last approved by Council 29 November 2012).

Value for Money (VFM)

The following were approved by Audit Committee on 22 June 2010 and last reviewed by VFM Sub-Committee in 2012:

VFM Policy (PDF download)
VFM Methodology (PDF download) Council agreed on 29 November 2012 that any future updates would be approved by Council.

Treasury Management Policy Statement (PDF download) (Approved by Council on 14 December 2006, and since revised last in November 2008)

Ethical Investment Policy (Approved by Council, June 2010)

Fraud Policy (Approved on behalf of Council, April 2007)

Supplement listing the actions to be taken in the event of suspected fraud.

Whistleblowing Policy (Approved by Council, 1 December 2009)

Corporate Gifts and Hospitality (Approved by Council 8 December 1998; revised by the Chair of Council, October 2004)

Policy on receiving gifts and hospitality

Expenses Policy (Approved by Council 1 December 2009)

Freedom of Speech Procedures (Approved by Council 8 July 1997)

These procedures are intended to ensure that the College complies with its legal obligations concerning Freedom of Speech. It is published within the framework of the General Regulation .

Research Governance

Safeguarding Good Academic and Scientific Practice (PDF download)

This policy aims to ensure that College research practice is of the highest quality and integrity. The policy is divided into two sections:

Both sections should be read by all academic and contract research staff and adhered to before undertaking research within the College.

Terms of Reference of Research Ethics Sub-Committee

This Code of Practice is intended to promote high standards of ethical awareness and conduct on the part of all College staff and students undertaking research. It should be read by all academic staff, contract research staff and students before undertaking research in conjunction with the Goldsmiths policy on Safeguarding Good Academic and Scientific Practice (PDF download).

Consultancy Policy

This Policy is published under the provisions of the Ordinance on Outside Work and Consultancy

The policy on Research Data Management can be found under Section 5 of the Records Management Policy (PDF)

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Policy (PDF download)

Student Matters 

Admissions Policy 2018-19 (PDF download)

Fitness to Study Policy and Procedure (PDF download)

Fitness to Study student factsheet (PDF download)

Safeguarding Policy (PDF download)

OFFA Access Agreement (PDF download)

CDAP policy (PDF download)

Information Management and Information Technology (IT)

Print Policy (PDF download)

Password Policy (PDF download)

Email policy (PDF download)

Appropriate Use of IT Policy (PDF download)

Student - Appropriate use of IT procedure (PDF download)

User - De-activation for inappropriate use of IT procedure (PDF download)

Records Management Policy (PDF)

Management Framework (PDF download)

The Management Framework (approved by Council in June 2006 and amended several times since) sets out the arrangements by which the responsibilities of Council for legal compliance are delegated to the members of staff of the College (both generally and in specific cases). Certain specific types of decision may only be taken by designated officers. The Framework covers the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

Data Protection Policy and Guidelines

Under the Management Framework, the Data Protection Policy provides both more detailed guidance and explicit rules.

Freedom of Information Policy and Guidelines

Under the Management Framework, the Data Protection Policy provides both more detailed guidance and explicit rules.

Complaints Procedure for Freedom of Information Requests and Publication Schemes (PDF download) Approved by Council 25 March 2010

This is the complaints procedure in accordance with the Code of Practice published under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act

Data Quality

The following policy documents relate to the quality assurance of structured datasets used for the purposes of management information and external data returns, and the business processes used to create them.

Corporate Framework for the assurance of Data Quality (PDF download)  (Last revised by Council 29 November 2012)

External Data Returns Policy (Approved by Council 25 March 2010)

Web Publishing Policy

Web Phising Policy (PDF download). (Approved by the Registrar and Secretary, September 2007)

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Strategy

Equality and Diversity Strategy (Approved by Council June 2015)

Statement of Commitment on Equality and Diversity

Statement of Commitment on Equality and Diversity (PDF download) (Approved by Council 29 November 2012)

Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives (PDF download) and action plan (Approved by Council 19 June 2012)

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Policy

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Policy for Staff (Approved by Council 30 June 2016) (Replacing the Policy on Dignity at work, approved 1 December 2009)

 

Environmental Policies

Environmental and Sustainability Policy (PDF download)

Water Management Strategy (PDF download)

Biodiversity Action Plan (PDF)

Sustainable and Ethical Food Policy (PDF download)

Carbon Management Plan (PDF download)

Estates Policies

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy (last revised by Council 29 November 2012)

Smoke Free Policy

Smoke Free Policy (PDF download) (June 2007, took effect from 1 July 2007 with the introduction of new anti-smoking leglislation in England."

Space Management Policy

(approved by Council 25 June 2013)

Space Management Policy

Publicity

External Publications and Publicity Policy
(Approved by the Registrar and Secretary, January 2008)

This policy aims at ensuring that the College presents and promotes itself to its external markets positively and effectively, and that all material distributed externally represents and reflects the College's activities, culture and ethos in a coherent, consistent and accurate way, including through the use of visual images.

Guidelines for producing print materials (PDF download)‌ (January 2008) 

Academic Publications Policy (PDF download) (Approved by the Pro-Warden (Research and Enterprise), November 2007)

The Academic Publications Policy provides information for authors of academic publications, seeking to publish them under the Goldsmiths' imprint. It also includes the publication of inaugural lectures.