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College Policies & Codes of Practice

RCA Policies and Codes of Practice are available to the public and can be downloaded in PDF format using the links below. Further information about the College is also available through Freedom of Information.


Anti-Bribery Policy

Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Procedures

Counter-Fraud Policy and Fraud Response Plan

Debtor Policy

Financial Regulations

Investment Policy

Governance & Legal

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

Equality and Diversity Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Ownership, Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Public Interest Disclosure Policy 2020

Risk Management Policy

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Student Protection Plan

Information Policies

Acceptable Use Policy

Account and Password Policy

Data Breach Management Procedure

Data Protection Policy

Data Protection and Alumni Data: Fair Processing Notice 

Data Protection and Staff Data: Fair Processing Notice

Data Protection and Student Data: Fair Processing Notice

Freedom of Information Act (Code of Practice)

Freedom of Information Act Policy

Home and Remote Access Policy

Information Handling Policy

Information Security Policy

Staff Policies

Bicycle Loan Policy

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy

Dyslexia Policy

Flexible Working Policy

Personal Relationships at Work (Code of Conduct)

Staff Development Policy

Equality and Diversity

Anti-harassment and Bullying Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

Health and Wellbeing

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

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Sickness Absence Policy

Family Friendly




Shared Parental Leave

Staff Development 

Staff Development

Discipline and Grievance

Disciplinary for Non-academic Staff

Disciplinary and Grievance for Academic Staff

Grievance for Non-academic Staff

Students, Teaching and Academic Policies

Academic Appeals Policy 

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

Academic Misconduct Policy

Academic Regulations

Admissions Policy

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy

Dyslexia Policy

Extenuating Circumstances Policy

Leave of Absence Policy

Library Admissions Policy

Library Collections Policy

Referral Policy

Student Complaints Policy

Student Misconduct Policy

Student Refund Policy

Student Transfer Arrangements

Students at work on a project at the RCA
Work in Progress, 2015
Photographer: Richard Haughton