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.

    There are fixed penalty fines for certain breaches of regulations. If you are found to be in breach of Conduct Regulations or your Tenancy Agreement, you may be called to an interview with a Hall Warden, Hall Manager or Accommodation Team Manager.

    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 Regulations.

    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

    At an interview:

    • you may be found not to be in breach of regulations
    • you may be given a penalty, or
    • you may be referred to a Conduct Committee if the breach is considered to be severe.