Policy Group List

All key School documents sorted by group 

All School policy and procedural documents are indexed through the LSE search engine. To browse an A to Z list of policies, see this page. To browse a list of subjects, see this page.

Policy and procedural documents are sorted by the following groups:


These documents mainly focus on research or academic initiatives (or academic staffing arrangements). Usually, they are approved by Academic Board, or one of its associated committees.

Academic Annex 
Academic Staff Reward Committee: Annual Contribution Pay
ASRC Nomination Form
Annual Leave Policy (PSS)
Annual Performance Review of (Full) Professors Guidelines
Buyout Policy
LSE Centennial Professors Scheme
British Petroleum (BP) Centennial Professors Scheme
CDR Guidance: Academic, Research, Policy, Teaching and ECT staff who are no longer on probation
Citation Guide for the Faculty Information Form
Code of Research Conduct
Education Probationary Review Scheme
Emeritus Policy
Governance of Research 
Guidance for the Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Guest Teachers and Emeritus Teachers for Departments and Staff
Guidelines for Interim Review and Major Review of Lecturers
Guidelines for Promotion to and within the New Research Staff Career
Guidelines for Promotion to Research Officer and Research Fellow
Guidelines for Promotion of Assistant and Associate Professors (Education)
Informed consent
Language Policy
Lecture Recording Policy
LSE statement on the use of citation metrics
Major Academic Initiatives Policy
Mentoring Guidance: Academic, Research, Policy, Teaching and ECT staff who are no longer on probation and LSE Fellows (post-doctoral)
Named Chairs Policy
Open Access Publications Policy 
Policy Fellow Career Track Promotion
Principles of Authorship
Professionally Qualified Faculty Scheme

Recruitment and Selection Policy
Remuneration Policy for Faculty 
Research Data Management Policy
Research Data Management Toolkit
Research Ethics Policy and Procedures 
LSE Research Exchange (RX) and use of CareerHub
Research 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 It has been replaced by the Research Grants Policy).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 funds
Sabbatical Leave
Single nomination 
Visiting Appointments Scheme


These documents are usually required for statutory or regulatory purposes, and are approved by Council.


These documents focus on an essential management function. Usually, they are approved by the School Management Committee, or a management committee below Council, e.g. Estates Strategy Committee etc.

Accommodation Policy
Additional Payments Policy and Procedure
Adoption policy
Advance payments for Tier 2 applicants policy
Air Quality Statement
Alcohol and drugs policy and procedure
Alumni Misconduct Procedure
Appeals policy and procedure for Academic Support staff
Apprenticeships Policy
Archives Policy
Asbestos Control Policy
Asbestos Management Plan
Associated Entities Policy
Blended Working Framework
Blended Working Policy
Business Continuity Policy
Business continuity: Major Incident Initial Response Plan (MIIRP)
Business continuity: Major Incident Recovery Actions for Academic Departments
Business continuity: Serious Communicable / Notifiable Diseases Plan
Business continuity: Travel Disruption and Adverse Weather Guidance
Business continuity: What To Do In An Emergency
Capability health policy and procedure for academic support staff
Capability performance policy and procedure for professional services staff
Cause For Concern: Guidance on working with students in difficulty
Child Protection and Safeguarding Document for LSE Widening Participation (WP) activities
Committee Effective Behaviour Statement
Contracts guidance
Core Business in Core Hours Policy
Counselling service confidentiality statement
Database Purging Procedure
Data Breach Procedure
Data Protection and contracts
Data Protection and criminal offences data
Data Protection and Information Management
Data Protection and research
Data Protection of Commercial Research Policy
Data Protection Guidance: Anonymisation and Data Protection Research
Data Protection Guidance: Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation
Data Protection Guidance: Data Controller Versus Data Processor
Data Protection Guidance: Data Protection and HR related emails and documents
Data Protection Guidance: Biometric Research Data Policy
Data Protection Guidance: Blogging and Data Protection
Data Protection Guidance: Clean Up for Outlook folders
Data Protection Guidance: Communicating with special categories data subjects
Data Protection Guidance: Creating Privacy Notices
Data Protection Guidance: Creating Privacy Notices for Marketing
Data Protection Guidance: Data Protection and HR related emails and documents
Data Protection Guidance: Determining who needs to know about personal data
Data Protection Guidance: DfE Data Access form Data Protection sections
Data Protection Guidance: Email retention and management
Data Protection Guidance: Exams and Data Protection
Data Protection Guidance: Freedom of information - guide for making requests
Data Protection Guidance: Handling requests for data from police
Data Protection Guidance: Help! I've lost my laptop
Data Protection Guidance: How to apply the Data Protection principles in your work
Data Protection Guidance: Managing electronic data deletion
Data Protection Guidance: Managing requests for data deletion
Data Protection Guidance: Online Survey Retention
Data Protection Guidance: Passport Scans and other photo ID
Data Protection Guidance: Personal data on Mobile Devices
Data Protection Guidance: Publishing personal data on the website
Data Protection Guidance: Research Data Roles for Data Protection
Data Protection Guidance: Sending Emails to the Wrong Person
Data Protection Guidance: Sharepoint Sites Policy
Data Protection Guidance: Social media, data protection and research
Data Protection Guidance: Unsuccessful applications policy
Data Protection Guidance: Website Takedown Policy
Data Protection Guidance: What is confidential information
Data Protection Guidance: What is restricted information
Data Protection Guidance: When does a request for information become a subject access request
Data Protection Guidance: Where you must use FileDrop
Data Protection Impact Assessment Policy
Data Protection Impact Assessment [form]
Data Protection Policy
Departmental Funding Guidelines
De-registration guidance
Destruction of physical records
Dignity at Work Statement
Staff Disability Policy
Disciplinary procedure for students
Disciplinary Policy for Professional Services Staff
Eligibility of Scholarships by Nationality
Email Diversion Procedure
Energy Policy
Equity and Diversity in the Public Lecture Programme: Policy Statement  
Etiquette Policy for Email and other Online Communication Tools
External Funding Acceptance Policy
External Funding Acceptance Procedure (formerly Ethical Screening)
File and folder management
Filling out contracts with DP clauses
Fire Safety Policy
First Aid Procedure
Flexible Working Policy and Procedure
FOI guide for making requests
FOI guide for staff
Frontier Workers Policy
Functional Reviews Procedure
Gender segregation
Gifts and Hospitality Policy and Procedure
Health and safety procedure: first aid
Health and safety procedure: manual handling
Health and safety procedure: risk assessment
Health and safety procedure: managing display screen equipment
Health and safety procedure: training and competence
Health and safety procedure: work place safety inspection
Harassment Procedure (from Students Against Members of Staff)
Immigration Policy
Information Assets and Records Management Policy
Information Governance Use of Office365
Intellectual Property Policy
Intellectual Property Policy FAQ
Legionella Policy
Managing Display Screen Equipment Procedure
Managing LSESU requests for M365 stored information
Managing Personal Data Off Campus
Marketing events and publications - Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) Guidance
Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave (MASPL) - procedure for cover arrangements
Organisational Change Policy
Overseas Working Policy
Parental leave
Paternity/ Partner's leave
Pay Supplements Policy: Academic Staff
Pay Supplements Policy: Professional Services Staff
Policy and Procedure on Personal Relationships
Physical Mail Policy
Physical security policy 
Procedure - Legal Hold
Procurement Policy
Professional Services Staff Contribution Pay Guidelines
Professional Services Staff Contribution nomination form
Professional Services Grading Policy
Professional Services Grading Procedure
Professional Services Salaried Staff Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure
Professional Services Staff Starting Salary
Professional Services Staff Contribution Pay Guidelines
Professional Services Staff Contribution nomination form: Group E
Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure
Records Management Policy [See Information Assets and Records Management Policy]
Redeployment Policy and Procedure
Religious observance policy
Relocation Policy
Replacement Teaching Compensation Guidance
Research Data Retention
Responsibility allowance
Retention of financial documents
Retention of Research Data once Staff have left
Retention schedule
Retirement Policy
Risk Procedure
Room booking policy
Safe Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities
Secondment for professional services staff
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy
Shared parental leave
Special Leave Policy
Spotlight Prizes Guidelines
Students’ Union agreement
Subject Access Request Process and Procedure (GDPR)
Supplier Code of Practice
Support for Carers Policy
Sustainable purchasing policy
Timetable Policy
Training and Competence Procedure
Trans Staff and Students Policy
Transitioning at work: guidance for staff and managers
Travel, Subsistence and Personal Expenses Policy and Procedures
Workplace Safety Inspection Procedure


These documents comprise student regulations, and will usually by approved by Academic Board or one of its associated committees. Most of these documents are also referenced in the student Calendar.


These documents are mainly policies, procedures or other similar documents relating to the School's IT facilities.

Access control policy
Administrative Accounts Policy
Administrators Code of Practice
Anti-virus software on LSE computers
Application Control Policy [Internal]
Application to use IT facilities at LSE 
Asset management policy [Internal]
LSE Associate Accounts [Internal]
Bing Chat Enterprise Usage Guide [Internal]
Staff Personal Device Policy [Internal]
Centralised Email Deletion [Internal]
Cloud Assurance Questions (form)
Commissioning Cloud Applications [Internal]
Communications Room Physical Security [Internal]
Compromised Accounts Policy [Internal]
Confidential Information Transfer [Internal]
Conditions of use of IT facilities at LSE
Conditions of use of the residences network 
Database Security Policy [Internal]
Database Vendors
Data Encryption Requirements for End Users [Internal]
Electronic Data Retention and Purging
Electronic messaging policy [Internal]
Email Address Conventions [Internal]
Encrypted Authentication Policy [Internal]
End User Equipment Policy
Firewall Ruleset Management Policy [Internal]
Hosting Non-Standard Websites and Internet-facing Services [Internal]
Information security classification standard 
Information security policy
Laptop Hard Drive Encryption [Internal]
Log Retention Policy [Internal]
Mail Relay Policy [Internal]
Managing Staff Changing Role [Internal]
Mass Research Survey Policy [Internal]
Minimum Standards [Internal]
Minimum Standards: Data Processing Outside EEA (Collaborators) [Internal]
Minimum Standards: Data Processing Outside EEA (Consultants) [Internal]
Minimum Standards: Device Level Security [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 Policy
Office365 Global Search Procedure
Password Policy [Internal]
Patch Management [Internal]
LSE Payment Card Gateways [Internal]
PCI DSS Cardholder Data Environments
PCI DSS Compliance
Proof of Concepts, Prototypes and Pilots
Protocol To Be Followed By DTS In The Event Of The Death Of A Staff or Student [Internal]
Remote access policy [Internal]
Research Tools Minimum Standards
Service Side Encryption [Internal]
SharePoint team sites provision [Internal]
Software Version Control [Internal]
Technology Resources for Journals [Internal]
Temporary Technology Solutions
Use of Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect LSE systems, identities and data [Internal]
User accounts policy [Internal]
VPN Access Control Policy [Internal]
Vulnerability Management Policy
Wireless Devices Policy [Internal]