You should receive information regarding fitness to practise when you start your course as part of your induction. You will also find the guidance in your student handbook, through your academic or pastoral tutor, online on Blackboard, or in University Quality Handbook.
First of all, donâ€™t panic! Read the Fitness to Practise policy and procedures so you know where you are in the process and make an appointment with a SUSU Advice Centre Student Adviser, who will support you throughout the process and clarify the procedures. It is good to draft a statement before you come to the appointment, so the Adviser knows the outline of your case. Make sure you list all facts and dates and gather evidence that may be useful to your statement.
Preparation is the key, so make sure you devote appropriate time to writing the statement and getting help from the Advice Centre before the Fitness to Practise hearing.
A good starting point is reading through our short guide here and asking one of the SUSU Advice Centre Advisers for feedback and comments. Also, consider our top tips section on this page.
We can explain the process for you and guide you through the regulations. Your Advice Centre Student Adviser can give you honest feedback on your statement and help you prepare for the meeting. We can also attend the meeting with you, if you wish.
You can ask your personal academic tutor for support. You can also contact a professional membership body, or your trade union organisation if you are a member.
You will find useful information on the professional conduct and behaviour from the following sources:
For further guidance on the Fitness to Practise process, contact the Advice Centre.
You can also visit us in Building 40, Highfield campus. Our opening hours are Mondayâ€“Friday 09.00â€“17.00