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College Policies & Codes of Practice

RCA Policies and Codes of Practice are available to the public using the links below.

Further information about the College is also available through Freedom of Information.

Discipline and Grievance

Disciplinary Policy and Procedure (Non-academic staff)

Disciplinary and Grievance for Academic Staff (PDF)

Grievance for Non-academic Staff (PDF)

Equality and Diversity

Anti-harassment and Bullying Policy (PDF)

Equality and Diversity Policy

Family Friendly

Adoption (PDF)

Maternity (PDF)

Paternity (PDF)

Shared Parental Leave (PDF)


Anti-Bribery Policy

Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Procedures (PDF)

Counter-Fraud Policy and Fraud Response Plan (PDF)

Student Debtor Policy (PDF)


Financial Regulations (PDF)

Investment Policy (PDF)

Governance & Legal

Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech and Meetings or Other Activities on College Premises (PDF)

Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF)

Health & Safety Policy

Environmental Policy

Ownership, Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Policy (PDF)

Prevent Policy Statement (PDF)

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing Policy)

Risk Management Policy (PDF)

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement (PDF)

Student Protection Plan (PDF)

Health and Wellbeing

Cause for Concern Policy & Procedures (inc Fitness to Study) (PDF)

Drug and Alcohol Misuse (PDF)

Sickness Absence Policy (PDF)

Information Policies

Acceptable Use Policy

Account and Password Policy

Data Breach Management Procedure (PDF)

Data Protection Policy (PDF)

Data Protection and Alumni Data: Fair Processing Notice (PDF) 

Data Protection and Staff Data: Fair Processing Notice (PDF)

Data Protection and Student Data: Fair Processing Notice (PDF)

Freedom of Information Act (Code of Practice) (PDF)

Freedom of Information Act Policy (PDF)

Home and Remote Access Policy

Information Handling Policy

Information Security Policy

Staff Policies

Bicycle Loan Scheme Policy

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy

Dyslexia Policy

Flexible Working Policy

Code of Conduct for Personal Relationships at Work

Staff Development Policy

Students, Teaching and Academic Policies

Academic Appeals Policy (PDF) 

Academic Appeals Policy (MA/MSc Global Innovation Design and MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering) (PDF) 

Academic Engagement Policy

Academic Misconduct Policy

Admissions Policy

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy

Dyslexia Policy

Extenuating Circumstances Policy (PDF)

Leave of Absence Policy

Library Admissions Policy

Library Collections Policy

Misconduct Policy

Public Exhibition of Work

Referral Policy

RCA Regulations

Student Complaints Policy

Student Refund Policy

Student Transfer Arrangements Policy


Terms and Conditions of Purchase

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This page was last updated on 

13 May 2021

This page is reviewed and updated every 12 months.