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Our policies


The University has updated its financial regulations, developed an anti-bribery policy and produced a guidance note for staff, including a new section on donations, in accordance with the Bribery Act (2010).

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Environment and sustainability

Solent University is committed to helping our environment, and has implemented a number of policies around recycling, sustainability and fair trade.

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Data Protection and Freedom of Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 governs organisations on how personal data should be used and retained, and to whom such data can be released. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to recorded non-personal information held by public authorities.

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Equality and diversity

Solent University aims to foster a community with a culture of mutual trust, fairness, harmony and respect. The University implements policies to promote fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all present and potential students and staff, regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family responsibility or social class, gender identity, membership of professional associations or trade unions, marital/civil partnership status, political or religious beliefs, race, sex and sexual orientation.

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Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking - all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

This modern slavery and human trafficking statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the University's and its subsidiary companies' slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 July 2022.

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Quality assurance

In order to protect the standards and the integrity of its awards, the University has comprehensive policies and processes for the quality assurance of its programmes.

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Student Protection Plan

Solent University and Solent Students’ Union have worked together on the Student Protect Plan, approved by the Office for Students (OfS). The plan outlines how our students are protected should there be any risks to the continuation of study or any changes made to our courses and how students will be informed.

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