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Policies and Procedures

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As a university, we are governed by certain policies and protocols that ensure our students benefit from excellent teaching practices and services designed to enhance their employability and help them develop lifelong learning skills.

Our policies are checked and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), an independent body set up to safeguard quality and standards in UK higher education.

In this section you can find:

Degree outcomes statement

Our Degree Outcomes Statement sets out how we maintain academic standards and protect the value of our qualifications over time. It includes the outcomes of our internal review of degree classifications awarded over the last 5 years.

Access and participation plan

This document sets out the ways in which we intend to safeguard and promote fair access to higher education through our outreach work, financial support etc, and includes targets and milestones which we set for ourselves.

Student protection plan

Our Student Protection Plan sets out set out what students can expect to happen should a course, campus, or institution close.

BCU tax strategy

This document applies to Birmingham City University and all its related, subsidiary entities.

Prevent duty

We have a statutory obligation to implement the Prevent Duty.

Safeguarding policy

We aim to provide a safe environment in which to work, study and research.

The Student Contract

Outlines the contractual relationship between the University and its students and provides the various rules, regulations, policies and procedures that form part of the contract

Privacy Policy

This page outlines the information collected by the University and how we use it, as we are fully committed to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our family of websites or communicating electronically with us.

Data protection policy

The University’s framework for managing the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

Freedom of Information Act

Information relating to The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Ethical Principles and Practice Policy

Find out more about our commitment to ethical principles.

Policy and Code of Practice on Whistleblowing

How to raise concerns about malpractice at the University if you are an employee or work here.

Anti-Bribery Policy

Information regarding the University's zero-tolerance approach to bribery.

Cookie policy

We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience.

External speaker and event policy

This document sets out the policy governing events involving external speakers.

External speaker and event procedures

These procedures enable us to assess the potential risks of an event.

External speaker event form

This form is for booking external speakers.

Gift policy

The University’s policy in relation to the acceptance of donations, endowments and legacies.

The Modern Slavery Statement

Birmingham City University has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.

Criminal Finances Act 2017

The University's Statement of Commitment on the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Gender pay gap policy

This statement provides a snapshot (using the relevant data from 2018) of the gender pay balance at Birmingham City University.

Equal Pay Audit

A new report will be published in 2021 and will be available on this page.

Privacy Notice for Research Participants

This policy ensures we comply with all of the regulations and legislation that govern the conduct of research.

Data breach reporting procedure

All potential or actual personal data security breaches should be reported as soon as they are discovered.

Trade union facility time report

The data covers the relevant period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. For the previous period's data, click here.

Risk Management policy

This Risk Management policy explains the University’s underlying approach to risk management.

Supply Chain (Fees and Charges) policy

This policy sets out Birmingham City University’s approach to subcontracting of its higher and degree apprenticeship provision.