Students are expected to observe University policies and procedures, to respect persons and property and to show courtesy and consideration at all times. The University hopes that the need for disciplinary action will be rare. Any alleged misconduct will be dealt with in accordance with these procedures.
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The following are key changes to the student casework regulations for the 2022/23 academic year.
Amendments to wording for the purpose of clarification (3.3, 3.5 / 4.1, 4.5 / 6.10 / 7.2, 7.3, 7.11 / 8.1
Clarification that the timescale for convening a University Disciplinary Committee may be extended in exceptional circumstances by the University, including (but not limited to) where a student has requested legal representation (6.21)
Clarification that the University may decide to employ a specialist investigator external to the University in certain circumstances (6.11)
Clarification that a note of any penalty at level 1 of the procedure will be held on the student’s record (5.6)
Inclusion of a statement confirming that amendments to penalties may be considered and applied as a reasonable adjustment depending on the student’s individual needs (4.1)
Amendment of references from Fitness to Study Procedure to Support for Study Procedure as a result of proposed changes to this set of regulations and procedure (3.11 / 6.16 )
The clarification of a student’s ability to have a legally qualified support person/representative at meetings and hearings (3.7-3.9)
The inclusion of a section on responsibility for deciding the appropriate procedure to be followed (2.16)
The inclusion of a section on the purpose of No Contact Agreements (2.15)
Clarification that references to ‘apprentice’ throughout the procedure refer to an apprentice/Operational Policing student on a policing course (1.3, 1.4)
Please note the amendments to Section 6.23 of the Student Conduct Procedure that specifies the changes in responsibilities for inviting Witnesses to a hearing
University roles, where stated, should be interpreted as the role or
equivalent role for the purposes of the application of the procedure.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now replaced the Data Protection Act. An explanation of how the University will use your data can be found here and in the Communication Plan above. Please note that in accordance with GDPR Regulations any third party supporting evidence will only be accepted if it is accompanied by a completed Third Party Consent Form.