C1.2.10 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 Conduct Officers – are trained staff, nominated by a Dean or Director.  All Conduct Officers (including those working in Halls) 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 Conduct Officer shall have the power to access and process personal data for the purpose of the investigation. The Conduct Officer may give penalties appropriate to the breach up to and including 5.2.7.  The maximum fine which a Conduct Officer can impose is £250 and the maximum period of unpaid community service is 10 hours.  

    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 University Conduct Committee 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 University Conduct Committee may impose the full range of penalties. 

    10.4 University 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 University Conduct Committee. 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 Residences – The University has a diverse portfolio of accommodation which it offers to students.  Students living in some of this accommodation are required to adhere to the University Hall Regulations, whilst students living in other parts of the portfolio are required to adhere to the regulations of the particular accommodation provider.  Students are advised to check their “Licence to Occupy” or “Tenancy Agreement” for terms applicable to their accommodation. 

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