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While all policies are primarily aimed at staff and students, the majority have been made publicly available to support transparency and good governance.
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A list of policies by document group is available here.
Your Consumer Rights As A StudentStudent Charter
Disability PolicyEquity and DiversityEquity, Diversity and Inclusion StrategyEquity and diversity in the public lecture programmeReligious observance policyTrans Staff and Students Policy
Accommodation PolicyAir Quality StatementAsbestos Control PolicyAsbestos Management PlanFire Safety Policy Legionella Policy Physical security policy Safe Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities
Arts PolicyCode of good practice on free speech Conflict of Interest PolicyDiscrimination, Harassement and Bullying PolicyEthics CodeExternal Funding Acceptance PolicyExternal Funding Acceptance ProcedureFraud and Bribery PolicyGifts and Hospitality Policy and ProcedureInformed consentModern Slavery Statement Speak Up Policy (formerly Whistleblowing Policy)
Departmental Funding GuidelinesFinancial RegulationsMajor Academic Initiatives PolicyMaternity, adoption or shared parental leave (MASPL) - procedure for cover arrangementsProcurement PolicyPurchasing Card Policy and ProcedureReplacement Teaching Compensation GuidanceTravel, Subsistence and Personal Expenses Policy and ProceduresValue For Money Strategy
Academic Annex Archives PolicyArticles of AssociationBribery and Fraud policyBye LawsCode of good practice on free speech Code of good practice on department governanceCommittee Effective Behaviour StatementConflicts of Interest PolicyContracts guidanceCopyright Council Committee Standing OrdersCouncil Standing OrdersCounselling service confidentiality statementDatabase Purging ProcedureData Breach ProcedureData controller versus Data Processor Data protection and contractsData Protection and Criminal OffencesData Protection and information managementData Protection and researchData Protection of Commercial Research PolicyData Protection Guidance: Anonymisation and Data Protection ResearchData Protection Guidance: Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation Data Protection Guidance: Data Controller Versus Data ProcessorData Protection Guidance: Biometric Research Data PolicyData Protection Guidance: Blogging and Data ProtectionData Protection Guidance: Clean Up for Outlook foldersData Protection Guidance: Communicating with special categories data subjectsData Protection Guidance: Creating Privacy Notices generalData Protection Guidance: Creating Privacy Notices for MarketingData Protection Guidance: Data Protection and HR related emails and documentsData Protection Guidance: Data Protection and ContractsData Protection Guidance: Determining who needs to know about personal dataData Protection Guidance:DfE data Access form Data Protection sectionsData Protection Guidance: Email retention and managementData Protection Guidance: Exams and Data Protection Data Protection Guidance: Handling requests for data from policeData Protection Guidance: Help! I've lost my laptop.Data Protection Guidance: How to apply the Data Protection principles in your workData Protection Guidance: Managing electronic data deletionData Protection Guidance: Managing email attachmentsData Protection Guidance: Managing requests for data deletionData Protection Guidance: Online Survey RetentionData Protection Guidance: Passport Scans and other photo IDData Protection Guidance: Personal Data on Mobile DevicesData Protection Guidance: Publishing personal data on the websiteData Protection Guidance: Research Data Roles for Data ProtectionData Protection Guidance: Sending Emails to the Wrong PersonData Protection Guidance: Sharepoint Sites PolicyData Protection Guidance: Social media, data protection and researchData Protection Guidance: Unsuccessful applications policyData Protection Guidance: What is restricted informationData Protection Guidance: When does a request for information become a subject access requestData Protection Guidance: Where you must use FileDropData Protection Impact Assessment PolicyData Protection Impact Assessment [form]Data Protection policy Destruction of physical recordsDisciplinary Procedure for studentsDiscrimination, Harassement and Bullying PolicyEligibility For Scholarships By NationalityFile and folder managementFOI guide for making requestsFOI guide for staffGender segregationInformation Assets and Records Management PolicyInformation Governance Use of Office365Managing LSESU requests for M365 stored informationManaging Personal Data Off-CampusMarketing events and publications - Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) GuidanceModern Slavery Statement Office365 global search procedurePhysical Mail PolicyProcedure for Considering Allegations of Harassement from Students Against Members of StaffProcedure - Legal HoldRecords management policy [See Information Assets and Records Management Policy]Retention of financial documentsRetention of unused SharePoint sites Retention scheduleScheme of Delegation [Internal Only]Scheme of Delegated Legal AuthoritySmoking PolicyStudent Accommodation Disciplinary CodeStudent Complaints ProcedureStudent Drugs and Alcohol PolicyStudent Drugs and Alcohol ProcedureSubject Access Request Process and Procedure (GDPR)
Apprenticeships PolicyAcademic AnnexAcademic Staff Reward Committee: Annual Contribution PayASRC Nomination FormAdditional Payments Policy and ProcedureAdoption policyAdvance payments for Tier 2 applicantsAlcohol and drugs policyAnnual Leave Policy (PSS)Annual Performance Review of (Full) Professors Guidelines Appeals policy and procedure for Academic Support staffBritish Petroleum (BP) Centennial Professors SchemeBuyout PolicyCapability health policy and procedure for academic support staffCapability performance policy and procedure for professional services staffCDR Guidance: Academic, Research, Policy, Teaching and ECT staff who are no longer on probationCDR Guidance: Academic StaffCDR Guidance: Education StaffCDR Guidance: Policy Fellow StaffCDR Guidance: Research StaffCore Business in Core Hours PolicyDignity at Work StatementEducation Probationary Review SchemeEmeritus Professor PolicyEtiquette Policy for Email and other Online Communication ToolsFlexible Working Policy and ProcedureFrontier Workers PolicyGrievanceGuidance for the Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Guest Teachers and Emeritus Teachers for departments and staffGuidelines for Interim Review and Major Review of LecturersGuidelines for Promotion to and within the New Research Staff CareerGuidelines for Promotions to Research Officer and Research FellowGuidelines for Review and Promotion of Assistant and Associate ProfessorsImmigration PolicyLSE Centennial Professors SchemeMaternity, adoption or shared parental leave (MASPL) - procedure for cover arrangementsMaternityManaging Staff Changing RoleMentoring Guidance: Academic, Research, Policy, Teaching and ECT staff who are no longer on probation and LSE Fellows (post-doctoral)Named Chairs PolicyOrganisational Change PolicyOverseas Working PolicyParental leavePaternity leavePay Supplements PolicyPolicy and Procedure on Personal RelationshipsPolicy Fellow Career Track PromotionPolicy on the Support for CarersProfessionally Qualified Faculty Scheme Professional Services Grading PolicyProfessional Services Grading ProcedureProfessional Services Salaried Staff Recruitment and Selection Policy and ProcedureProfessional Services Staff Contribution Pay GuidelinesProfessional Services staff Contribution nomination form: Group EProfessional Services Staff Starting Salary Policy and ProcedureRecruitment and Selection PolicyRedeployment Policy and ProcedureRelocation PolicyRemuneration Policy For FacultyResearch leaveResponsibility allowanceRetirement PolicySabbatical policySecondment for professional services staffSexual Harassment and Sexual Violence PolicyShared parental leaveSingle nomination Spotlight Prizes GuidelineTransitioning at work: guidance for staff and managersTrans Staff and Student PolicyVisiting Fellow SchemeVisiting Professor Scheme Wellbeing
Access control policyApplication control policy [Internal]Associate Accounts [Internal]Anti-virus software on LSE computersApplication to use IT facilities at LSE Asset management policy [Internal]Associate Accounts [Internal]Centralised Email Deletion [Internal]Cloud Assurance Questions (form)Commissioning Cloud Applications [Internal]Communications Room Physical Security [Internal]Compromised Accounts Policy [Internal]Conditions of use of IT facilities at LSEConditions of use of the residences networkConfidential Information Transfer [Internal]Database Security [Internal]Database VendorsData Encryption requirements for end users [Internal]Decision To CodeElectronic Data Retention and PurgingElectronic messaging policy [Internal]Email Address Conventions [Internal]Email Etiquette GuidanceEncrypted Authentication Policy [Internal]Hosting Non-Standard Websites and Internet-facing Services [Internal]Information security classification standard Information security policyLaptop Hard Drive Encryption [Internal]Log Retention Policy [Internal]Mail Relay [Internal]Managing Staff Changing Role [Internal]Mass Research Survey Policy [Internal]Minimum Standards [Internal]Minimum Standards: Device Level Security [Internal]Minimum Standards: Data Processing Outside EEA (Collaborators) [Internal]Minimum Standards: Data Processing Outside EEA (Consultants) [Internal]Mobile Device Security Management [Internal]Monitoring and logging policy [Internal]Multi-factor Authenticating Policy [Internal] [Under review]Network Connection Policy [Internal]Office365 Account Deletion PolicyPassword Policy [Internal]Patch Management [Internal]Payment Card Gateways [Internal]PCI-DSS Cardholder Data EnvironmentsPCI DSS ComplianceProof of Concepts, Prototypes and PilotsProtocol To Be Followed By DTS In The Event Of The Death Of A Staff or Student [Internal]Remote access policy [Internal]Server-Side Encryption [Internal]SharePoint team sites provision [Internal]Software Version Control [Internal]Technology Resources for Journals [Internal]Temporary Technology SolutionsUse of Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect LSE systems, identities and data [Internal]User accounts policy [Internal]VPN Access Control Policy [Internal]Wireless Device Policy [Internal]
Intellectual Property PolicyIntellectual Property Policy FAQLecture Recording Policy
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Citation Guide for the Faculty Information FormCode of Research ConductGovernance of Research Informed ConsentLSE statement on the responsible use of citation metricsOpen Access Publications PolicyResearch Data Management PolicyResearch Data Management ToolkitResearch Data Retention GuidanceResearch Ethics Policy and ProceduresResearch Ethics Review formResearch Grants Policy (The Research Grants Policy has been in full effect from 1 August 2021 and applies partially to awards falling prior to this date but after the suspension of the Research Incentives Policy in June 2020).Research Incentives Policy (The Research Incentives Policy was suspended in June 2020 and remains active only for eligible legacy projects. It has been replaced by the Research Grants Policy).Research infrastructure and investment fundsResearch Tools Minimum Standards
Associated entities policy Bribery and Fraud policyBusiness continuity policyBusiness continuity: Major Incident Initial Response Plan (MIIRP)Business continuity: Major Incident Recovery Actions for Academic DepartmentsBusiness continuity: Serious Communicable / Notifiable Diseases PlanBusiness continuity: Travel Disruption and Adverse Weather GuidanceBusiness continuity: What To Do In An EmergencyConflicts of Interest PolicyData Protection policyGender segregationHealth and safety policyHealth and safety procedure: first aidHealth and safety procedure: manual handlingHealth and safety procedure: risk assessmentHealth and safety procedure: managing display screen equipmentHealth and safety procedure: training and competenceHealth and safety procedure: work place safety inspectionOverseas Travel PolicySmoking PolicyRisk PolicyRisk Procedure
Cause For Concern: Guidance on working with students in difficultyChild Protection and Safeguarding Document for LSE Widening Participation (WP) activitiesPersonal Relationships Policy and ProcedureSafeguarding Policy
Code of good practice on free speech De-registration guidance Disciplinary procedure for students Discrimination, Harassement and Bullying PolicyEngagement Monitoring Policy (Taught Students)Fitness To Study PolicyGraduate Admissions PolicyGraduate Admission Criminal Conviction PolicyGuidance on the conduct of MPhil/PhD examinations Guidance to supervisors on nomination of examiners for MPhil/PhD examinationsLibrary Rules LSESU Relationship and Service Agreement Room booking policyStudent Accommodation Disciplinary CodeStudent charter Student Complaints ProcedureStudent Disability PolicyStudent drugs and alcohol policyTimetable PolicyUG Admissions policyYour Consumer Rights As A Student
Sustainability PolicySustainability Strategic PlanEnergy Policy Sustainable Procurement PolicySocially Responsible Investment PolicyAnti-Slavery StatementLSE Catering and the EnvironmentLSE Travel Plan
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