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As an educational institution, Oxford Brookes University is both a community in its own right and a part of the local community. All students are expected and required to behave in a way that respects the values of the University, the staff and students of the University, and the local community. Experience shows that the vast majority of students will do so as a matter of course.
The rules setting out the standards of behaviour expected of students and the procedure that will be invoked if they do not meet those standards are contained in the Academic Conduct Regulations and Procedure and the Student Conduct Regulations and Procedure. These necessarily formal documents are expanded on and explained in the guidance notes available on this site.
All students are bound by the provisions of these regulations. Although the University will use reasonable endeavours to inform students about these regulations when they apply, at enrolment and when any changes are made, it is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they are familiar with the current version of these regulations at all times. Ignorance of their content will not be accepted as a defence or as mitigation in any proceedings brought under these regulations.
These regulations are intended to set and maintain acceptable standards of behaviour by the student members of the University community. In particular, they are intended to encourage individuals to accept their obligations to both the University community and the wider community, to maintain an environment which enables and encourages participation in the educational activities of the University, to ensure the security of the University’s and other people’s and organisations’ property, to enable the University to meet its statutory, legal and contractual obligations, and to help maintain the University's good name and standing.
Students needing further advice should refer to the list of useful contacts.
Staff should contact the Student Disputes Team for guidance relating to student conduct, and refer to the Conduct Officers' Handbook.