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Powers of a Head of School: Regulations for student conduct and discipline

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  • Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline

9.(1) If a head of a school determines, after appropriate investigation which must include the offer of an interview with the student concerned, that a student enrolled in a unit offered by the school has committed an act of misconduct in relation to the school or its activities, he or she may do one or more of the following —

(a) fine the student in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 3(1)(a);

(b) suspend the student for a period not exceeding seven calendar days from all or any rights and privileges specified in paragraph 3(1)(c) within the department;

(c) cancel or deprive the student of credit for the piece of assessable work in relation to which misconduct occurred or for the whole of the unit of which that piece of assessable work is a component in accordance with the level of misconduct as outlined in the University Policy on: Academic Conduct;

(d) require the student to do further work or repeat work within the unit or subject area in relation to which misconduct occurred.

(2) The head of the school concerned must within 10 University working days of determining the outcome of an alleged case of misconduct—

(a) provide to the student concerned written notification of the outcome and of any penalty imposed under this clause and the student’s rights of appeal;

(b) except in instances of alleged academic misconduct, forward to Archives and Records Management Services, via the dean for information, a copy of the written notification sent to the student which will be placed on a confidential file for that student;

(c) in instances of alleged academic misconduct, forward to the Academic Conduct Adviser, with a copy to the dean for information, a copy of the written notification sent to the student which will be placed on a confidential file for that student in Archives and Records Management Services.

(3) Specific procedural responsibilities of heads of school in relation to instances of alleged academic misconduct and guidelines for applying penalties are as set out in the University Policy on: Academic conduct.

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