C1.1.10 Definitions

  • 10.1 Completion of Procedures Letter – Issued on completion of the University’s internal procedures.  This letter gives details of the grounds upon which a student may take the matter to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education should the student remain dissatisfied with the outcome of the Disciplinary process.

    10.2 Academic Conduct Officers - are trained staff, nominated by a Dean or Director.  All Academic Conduct Officers are authorised to investigate, hear and determine any case which has been referred to them under these regulations, from within the relevant Faculty or Directorate. The Academic Conduct Officer shall have the power to access and process personal data for the purpose of the investigation. The Academic Conduct Officer may give penalties appropriate to the breach up to and including 5.2.6.  

    10.3 University Conduct Committee - is a panel authorised to investigate, hear and determine any case which has been referred to the panel by a student or Conduct Officer, under these regulations. The UCC can hear cases from across the University or its Partner Institutions relating to any breach and shall have the power to access and process personal data for the purpose of the investigation. The UCC may impose the full range of penalties. 

    10.4 Appeal Committee - is a panel authorised to investigate, hear and determine any case which has been referred to the panel by a student following a UCC. The Appeal Committee can hear cases from across the University or its Partner Institutions relating to any breach. They shall have the power to access and process personal data for the purpose of the investigation. The Appeal Committee may impose the full range of penalties. 

    10.5 Suspension Officers - are trained staff, nominated by a Dean or Director. They have the authority to temporarily suspend a student.