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.


Investment Policy
RCA Debtor Policy 2018
Anti-money Laundering Policy and Procedures
Financial Regulations
Counter-Fraud Policy and Fraud Response Plan

Anti-Bribery Policy

Governance & Legal

Equality and Diversity Policy
Environmental Policy
Gift Acceptance Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Investment Policy
Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech and Meetings or Other Activities on College Premises
Ownership, Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Policy
Public Interest Disclosure Policy
Risk Management Policy
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Information Policies

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
Information Security Policy

Staff Policies

Bicycle Loan Policy
Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy
Dyslexia Policy
Flexible Working Policy
Staff Development Policy
Personal Relationships at Work (Code of Conduct)

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Policy
Anti-harassment and Bullying Policy

Health and Wellbeing

Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Sickness Absence Policy

Family Friendly

Shared Parental Leave

Staff Development 

Staff Development

Discipline and Grievance

Disciplinary for Non-academic Staff
Grievance for Non-academic Staff
Disciplinary and Grievance for Academic Staff

Students, Teaching and Academic Policies

Academic Appeals Policy 
Academic Misconduct Policy 
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 2018

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