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Information & Guidance

In this section, we aim to list and provide links to rules and regulations, key documents, policies and procedures you should be aware exist during your time as a student at Cambridge University.

This list is not exhaustive so please also refer to Cambridge Students for more information or get in touch with the Students' Unions' Advice Service if you have any questions.


  • Statutes & Ordinances The Statutes and Ordinances provide the constitutional framework that allows the University to govern its affairs
  • Exam Access and Mitigation Committee - For guidance on Examination Allowances, Disregarding Terms (Intermission), Dissertation and Coursework extensions and Fee Remission
  • Complaints & Appeals including Student Experience Complaints, Examination Results Complaints and the Review of University Body Decisions Procedure
  • Harassment & Sexual Misconduct Procedure Guidance on the University's Harassment & Sexual Misconduct Procedure
  • Fitness to Study Procedure Guidance on the University's Fitness to Study Procedure
  • University Discipline Guidance on the University's Disciplinary Procedure
  • The Proctors' and Marshal's Office Information on who the Proctors' and Marshal are and what they do
  • Research Operations Office The Research Operations Office (ROO) is the University's official signatory for research grants and contracts, with formally delegated authority to submit applications, accept research grants and negotiate appropriate terms and conditions.
  • Freedom of Speech Information on the Freedom of Speech within the University
  • Public Gatherings Information regarding public gatherings and demonstrations within the precincts of the University
  • Information Compliance Information about Data Protection, Freedom of Information, and offer guidance in Records Management related to both Acts.
  • Data Protection Information on Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information Act Information on the Freedom on Information Act and guidance on how to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Information on Disclosure and Barring Service records check for all students on Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and PGCE courses.
  • Subject Access Request Guidance on how to make a Subject Access Request (SAR). Under data protection legislation an individual has the right, subject to certain exemptions, to access the personal information that an organisation holds about them.
  • Intellectual Property Rights Guidance Note about the Intellectual Property Policy in practice including how it works and who to approach.
  • Research Best Practice Policy, guidance and support on the best practice in research
  • Code of Practice for Research Students The Code of Practice sets out the University's guidelines for those graduate courses examined by scrutiny of an extended research dissertation and an oral examination only. It includes sections on what is expected of you as a research student, and what you can expect of your Principal Supervisor and your Advisor.
  • Intermission for Graduate Students Guidance notes on the intermission procedure for Graduate students


Your college's website will usually have various documents, policies and procedures listed on it. These might include:

  • Student handbook
  • Accommodation handbook
  • Complaints
  • Statutes & Ordinances / College Rules
  • Changing Colleges There is an intercollegiate procedure for requesting a change of College.
  • Intermission for Undergraduates Guidance notes on the intermission procedure for Undergraduate students

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, ask someone in the Tutorial Office or get in touch with the Students' Unions' Advice Service. It may be that your college does not produce that particular document or that they only have it available in hard copy.