If the University suspects you of breaking the Code of Conduct such as damage to University property, criminal behaviour, or behaviour that may bring the University into disrepute, they will investigate this under the Student Disciplinary procedure.. The procedure described here relates only to non-academic misconduct made against a student. Reports of academic misconduct (i.e. cheating) are investigated under the Procedure for Assessment Irregularities.
If it is decided that there was misconduct, this procedure can result in disciplinary consequences such as a warning, a fine, and the most serious sanction is expulsion.
If you are suspected of misconduct (Student Responder), you will usually be asked to submit a statement in response and attend an interview (or a panel hearing for serious misconduct) to discuss the case before a decision is made. A risk assessment may be conducted if a reported incident has the potential for serious risk to the student responder and/or the student reporter, other members of the community, the implementation of the procedure or the reputation of the university. If necessary, precautionary measures may be put in place while the investigation is carried out.
For further information, you can find the University's guidance and information on the Student Progress Service website.
If you would like advice about the Student Disciplinary procedure or support writing a statement, please make an appointment with the Student Advice Centre.