C1.2.4 Behaviour which will be regarded as misconduct

  • 4.1 Misconduct includes, but is not to be limited to the following:

    • 4.1.1 Failure to observe all University rules and regulations, (academic and non-academic, and those governing the use of University premises and residences) 
    • 4.1.2 Failure to respond to a reasonable request from a staff member or agent of the University
    • 4.1.3 Improper interference with the functioning or activities of the University, or those who work or study in the University 
    • 4.1.4 Conduct which damages the reputation of the University
    • 4.1.5 Assisting, encouraging or inciting any other person to behave in a way which constitutes a breach of, or an attempt to breach, these regulations.

    4.2 The following paragraphs set out specific examples of general behaviour which will be considered misconduct, but these are not exhaustive. 

    • 4.2.1 Bullying, harassment or discrimination against another person, including the use of discriminatory language
    • 4.2.2 Physical, written, or verbal abuse or intimidation against another person, including communications via social media
    • 4.2.3 Sexual harassment, violence or abuse
    • 4.2.4 Relationship abuse
    • 4.2.5 Any criminal activity (including breaking the conditions of an Acceptable Behaviour Contract or an Anti-Social Behaviour Order) 
    • 4.2.6 Disorderly, disruptive, threatening, indecent, offensive or violent behaviour directed towards any member of the University community or member of the public
    • 4.2.7 Damage to or theft of property from the students, staff or the University 
    • 4.2.8 Keeping or using any offensive weapons, within the premises or grounds of the University or any University residences, without written authorisation from the University
    • 4.2.9 Dishonesty, including theft, fraud and deceit, in relation to the University, its staff, students, visitors, or procedures
    • 4.2.10 Disruption of or improper interference with the academic, administrative, sporting, social or other activities of the University
    • 4.2.11 Vexatious, reckless or malicious allegations or complaints against any member of the University community or member of the public
    • 4.2.12 Persistent failure to respond to or to comply with formal disciplinary sanctions imposed under the Student Conduct Regulations or other University policies or procedures
    • 4.2.13 Provision of false or misleading information, or withholding relevant information from any staff member or visitor to the University
    • 4.2.14 Victimisation of anyone because they have raised a complaint or exercised any other right under a University or other procedure, or have represented another person or provided evidence under such a procedure, or have complied with any requirement of such a procedure
    • 4.2.15 Misuse or interference with any equipment provided in the interests of health and safety, including negligent behaviour leading to the activating of a fire or smoke alarm
    • 4.2.16 Breaching the terms of the regulations governing student use of residences owned or managed by or on behalf of the University (the Hall Regulations)
    • 4.2.17 Failure to disclose names, relevant details, or documentation about themselves, or those known to them, in the vicinity at the time of a breach, to any employee or agent of the University who reasonably requires it, or failure to hand over any object or material that is in their possession or under their control when requested to do so
    • 4.2.18 Failure to comply with all of the outcomes imposed by a Conduct Officer, Suspension Officer or University Conduct Committee
    • 4.2.19 Invading or abusing the security, integrity or privacy of any files or confidential material (including those held within the University’s Computer System).  Subject to any relevant legal or professional obligations of disclosure, students who are or become aware of confidential information relating to one or more students or staff by whatever means shall not communicate that information except to an authorised person
    • 4.2.20 Any act which brings or threatens to bring the University’s reputation into disrepute
    • 4.2.21 Any acts which relate to politically, racially or religiously motivated violence and/or hate crimes or intolerance
    • 4.2.22 Any other act or behaviour which may be reasonably interpreted as misconduct.

    4.3 Students are responsible for any breaches of these regulations:

    • 4.3.1 Committed by any person whom the student has invited to any part of the premises or grounds of the University, including to their accommodation where this is in a residence associated with the University, unless the student can show that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the breach
    • 4.3.2 Committed by any person whom the student is in the company of within the premises or grounds of the University unless the student can show that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the breach
    • 4.3.3 Where the student refuses to identify a person who has committed a breach of the regulations under 4.3.1. or 4.3.2 when requested to do so, unless the student can show that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the breach
    • 4.3.4 Which occur in their accommodation (i.e. their study bedroom and any associated communal areas) where this is in a residence associated with the University, unless the student can show that they took all reasonable steps to ensure that no other person could access that accommodation without their permission.