Information Compliance

Records Management Guidance

The University's Records Management Policy is a commitment to take proper care of the records it holds. The following guidance shows how to apply records management good practice. If you cannot find what you are looking for or would like to ask a question please contact us.

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The guidance (including relevant policies) is grouped into staff requirements for records management as per our Records Management Policy

Kept only as long as required

  • keeping the accurate records needed for business, regulatory, legal and accountability purposes.
  • defining how long to keep records, disposing of them when they are no longer needed and being able to explain why records are no longer held.

University of Kent guidance

Guidance Source Description
Collection Development Strategy Kent The future of library collections at the University of Kent
Financial regulations Kent Retention periods of financial documents
Paper document archiving Kent Results of a case study conducted by IS Requirements
PCI DSS Information Security Policy Kent University of Kent's obligations in respect of collecting, storing, processing and transmitting credit card data
Retention and Archiving Policy Kent University of Kent retention periods for quality assurance and student records

External guidance

Guidance Source Description
Retention Schedules JISC It can be difficult to decide how long to keep a record. To help with these decisions, use this guidance from JISC alongside Kent's retention policy.






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Last Updated: 19/10/2017