The University considers student misconduct to be "an act or failure to act by a student which is unlawful or otherwise judged to be inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour; and that behaviour does or could negatively affect the University in any way, or any person or entity associated with the University." You can find further examples of misconduct here.
The Student Discipline policy and procedures are located under University Calendar.
If someone makes allegation about your behaviour, the University will need to investigate it. You will receive initial contact letter, which will provide sufficient detail to outline the nature of the accusation to provide you with an opportunity to present your version of events. Under the principles of Natural Justice you have the right to a clear understating of the allegation, including its source, in order to respond properly. Usually you will be expected to respond to the allegation and/or attend a discipline meeting within five (5) days of the notification. You may need to write a statement and the Advice Centre can help you with that.
It is advisable that you seek help and guidance on the matter. The Advice Centre can offer you free, independent and confidential advice on the process and support you at any meetings you may need to attend.
The outcomes may vary from, for example: case being dismissed, a formal reprimand given, fine issued to your course being terminated. For full list of potential outcomes, please click here.
Yes, you can appeal a sanction using the appeals regulations. You have 10 working days to lodge your appeal by sending a copy of the completed Notice of Appeal form to the Secretary of the Committee of Discipline, together with a copy of the Outcome Letter.
You may only appeal on following grounds:
For further guidance on the Special Discipline regulations, contact the Advice Centre.
You can also visit us in Building 40, Highfield campus. Our opening hours are Mondayâ€“Friday 09.00â€“17.00