Student conduct and discipline

The University expects students to treat all members of the University community with respect and represent the University as a responsible ambassador through their good conduct on and off campus.  

For programmes of study where Fitness to Practise applies, students are required to sign a professional specific code of conduct in addition to the regulations that govern student conduct. For more information on Fitness to Practise, please see the Fitness to Practise webpage.

Students’ academic lives are governed by University regulations which they agree to follow.  This means the University can investigate issues relating to a student’s academic life, including issues involving staff and students. The University can take action in relation to a student’s conduct towards visitors or members of the public which occurs on campus or as part of a University-related activity.  However, University regulations do not usually cover the student’s life away from University, which means its ability to investigate matters which occur in the community away from campus is very limited.

The University will normally only take action in relation to conduct connected to a programme of study, conduct on campus, fieldwork, placements or whilst engaged in any other University-related activity. The University will not generally intervene in incidents that are not on University premises, unless they relate to a student registered on a Fitness to Practise programme, or result in action by the police or courts. The University will take appropriate action where a breach of its Student Regulations has occurred.

Further Information

For more information on the processes relating to student conduct and discipline, please select from the links below. Please note the information below relates to the current cohort (2019-20) - it is important to refer to the correct cohort details for your studies. Further information relating to alternative cohort years is available on the cohort legislation and regulations pages. 


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