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Regulations, policies and codes of practice


Here at Hull York Medical School, our culture is built on providing an exceptional education and learning environment in which all our students can thrive. This is underpinned by an ethos of transparency, openness and consistency.

As a partnership Medical School, we work closely with the governance frameworks of the Universities of Hull and York, whilst also meeting the national requirements as defined by the General Medical Council and the Quality Assurance Agency. This collaboration ensures that we stay connected with the national agenda in medicine, so our students are equipped with the skills they need to become excellent healthcare professionals and succeed in an ever-changing NHS.

We have a number of regulations, policies and codes of practice relating to our specific activities. These set out principles, requirements, standards, roles, responsibilities and procedures so that we can conduct business effectively.

It's important that both staff and students familiarise themselves with the policies and codes that apply across the whole School, as well as those that are specific to our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes.

We regularly review our policies and regulations in the interest of our students, in close collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency and the General Medical Council. We welcome feedback on any of our regulations, policies and codes of practice as we continually drive to improve our offer to students. If you have any questions or comments please email


Regulations are the official rules governing the conduct of staff and students at Hull York Medical School. They must be followed.

Academic regulations provide an appropriate quality and standards framework for programmes of study. Compliance with academic regulations is compulsory.


Policies are designed as guiding principles which support our decision-making.

Policies are different from regulations. Regulations specify what must or must not be done, while policies guide actions towards a goal.

Codes of practice

Codes of practice set out the standards for our processes, procedures and organisational structures. Codes of practice support policies in day-to-day operational matters.

Scheme of Delegated Authority

The purpose of the Scheme of Delegated Authority (SODA) is to identify responsibilities and delegated authorities for making key decisions in the name of, or on behalf of, the Hull York Medical School.

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SODA) PDF