Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Code of Conduct

Status Current
Effective Date 16th December 2019
Review Date 16th December 2024
Approval Authority Board of Trustees
Approval Date 13th December 2019
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Unit Head Sophie Buck
Director, Governance Services
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Enquiries Contact Sophie Buck
Director, Governance Services
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Summary of Changes from Previous Version

11 February 2020 – Global update to replace unit title “Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI)” to “Research Services”.


The Code has been completely rewritten, and now places the values that are defined in the Strategic Plan, and the principles outlined in the Ethical Framework for the Board of Trustees, at the heart of the Code. The Code has been designed to be a positive document outlining the values and behaviours that the University upholds, rather than a punitive instrument whose purpose was to define staff misconduct. The Code also aligns itself closely with the direction of public policy, using the French model code’s definition of Academic Freedom and removing the clauses prohibiting public comment to ensure that the University is aligned with the French model code.



Clauses Amended:Policy: All