C1.2.2 Scope

  • 2.1 These regulations apply to:

    • 2.1.1 All acts or omissions of current students (including those taking approved and unapproved temporary withdrawal) and Sabbatical Officers of the Students’ Union whatever their nature and wherever they took place
    • 2.1.2 All acts or omissions, past or present, of former students which took place on University premises, or which were related to an award, activity, facility or process of, or linked to, the University or which damage or could have damaged the good name, reputation or standing of the University
    • 2.1.3 All acts or omissions of students enrolled with another institution on a programme leading to an award of, or validated by, the University which take place on University premises, or which are related to an award, activity, facility or process of, or linked to, the University, or which could damage the good name, reputation or standing of the University
    • 2.1.4 All acts or omissions of any of the above groups which occurred before a current student enrolled, which were not declared at the time of the enrolment, if any of the following conditions apply:
      • 2.1.4.1 It constitutes a threat to the safety or welfare of University students or staff
      • 2.1.4.2 There is potential damage to the good name, reputation or standing of the University
      • 2.1.4.3 The decision made in relation to the student’s application may have been different had the act been known when the admission decision was made.

    2.2 Institutions that deliver programmes leading to an award of, or validated by, the University are expected to have student conduct regulations and procedures sympathetic and complementary to these regulations.  Student or staff members in these institutions may refer the case to the Oxford Brookes University General Conduct Procedure if they have exhausted their own institution’s internal conduct procedure.  In these cases, the case will be investigated at Level 2 of the University’s General Conduct Procedure.

    2.3 Students on Research Degree programmes are also expected to adhere to the Research Code of Practice. Where a breach of the Research Code of Practice has been found, research students may be referred to these conduct procedures at Level 2.

    2.4 Some students enrolled on courses which lead to professional registration are also required to adhere to the Standards of Conduct: Fitness to Practise Regulations.  Any breach of the Conduct Regulations may result in a referral to the Standards of Conduct: Fitness to Practice Regulations.

    2.5 The University will use the most appropriate University procedure to investigate, or determine the validity of a case for students and staff. As such, cases raised through the Conduct Procedure may be referred to other procedures for consideration and, as appropriate, action: 

    • 2.5.1 Where a case involves allegations of bullying or harassment, those aspects of the case will be progressed in accordance with the Dignity and Respect at Work policy and procedure
    • 2.5.2 Inappropriate behaviour that arises from mental illness, mental health problems and/or dependency on alcohol or other drugs is subject to the provisions of these regulations.  However, where the individual involved acknowledges the underlying problem and undertakes an agreed medical and/or counselling programme, the University may suspend further action under these regulations pending the outcome of that programme.

    2.6 The University will deal with any breach of student conduct in the most appropriate way.  As such, the following University Regulations and policies also apply and should be followed where appropriate: 

    • 2.6.1 Academic Conduct Regulations C1.1
    • 2.6.2 Fitness to Study Policy E8
    • 2.6.3 Standards of Conduct: Fitness to Practise Policy 
    • 2.6.4 Substance Misuse Policy - Students E16
    • 2.6.5 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy E5
    • 2.6.6 Religion and Belief Policy E18
    • 2.6.7 International Students under Tier 4 Visa D7
    • 2.6.8 The Library Regulations D8
    • 2.6.9 The Regulations for the use of IT Facilities D9
    • 2.6.10 Student Accommodation – Hall Regulations
    • 2.6.11 Student Safety Policy E10

    2.7 In the event of a conflict between these regulations and any other regulations, policies or procedures, the provisions of these regulations shall take precedence.