Halls misconduct

We have regulations to help to ensure that all of our residents behave in a way that impacts as little as possible on other people, and respect other people’s privacy and wellbeing. All residents are expected to abide by them. Responsibility for the welfare and behaviour of residents rests with the Residence Manager.

We have laid out our expectations in the Brookes Behaviour Policy. Please familiarise yourself with this, so you understand what the University expects and what to do if someone is not meeting these expectations.

There are fixed penalty fines for certain breaches of regulations. If you are found to be in breach of Conduct procedure or your Licence to Occupy, you may be called to an interview with a Conduct Officer

The interview

If you have been called to an interview, please respond as soon as possible to confirm whether you can attend or not. Not engaging with the process is a breach of the Student Conduct Procedure.

This meeting will be your chance to discuss the incident, provide any evidence and documents and talk about your behaviour. You have the right to have a witness present.

If you are in doubt about how best to formulate or present a case, or you want to know how the conduct procedure will or should operate, please seek advice from:

The University is clear that it must ensure that the operation of this procedure complies with the principles of natural justice. In broad terms, these are that:

  • the student knows the case that is being put against them, a reasonable time before the case is heard
  • the student has the right to challenge the case against them
  • the person deciding the case does so without bias
  • there is a mechanism for reviewing or appealing against the decision.

Possible outcomes

  • You will be found either to be in breach or not to be in breach of procedures.
  • You may be given a fixed penalty fine.
  • You may receive a penalty.
  • You may be referred to a Conduct Committee if the action is considered to be a major breach of the procedures.