Governance

Relationship to other legislation: Regulations for student conduct and discipline

Further information

  • Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline

25. Nothing in these regulations affects the power or authority of a person or body in the University under—

(a) an Act of Parliament; or

(b) a University statute or a University regulation, by-law, or Senate resolution.

Student ceasing to be a student

26. The University may deal with misconduct under these Regulations even if the student alleged to have committed it ceases to be a student before proceedings are finalised and may proceed as if the student had continued to be a student.

Offences under criminal law

27.(1) If the alleged misconduct is also an offence under criminal law but not of a serious nature, action under these Regulations may continue, but may be deferred at the discretion of the the Vice-Chancellor may decide pending a police investigation or prosecution.

(2) In the case of all other offences under the criminal law, no action may be taken under these Regulations, other than suspension under sub-regulation (4), unless—

(a) the matter has been reported to the police; and

(b)(i) the matter has been either prosecuted; or

(ii) a decision not to prosecute has been taken; or

(iii) more than six months has elapsed since the matter was reported to the police.

(3) If the conditions in sub-regulation (2) have been met, the Vice-Chancellor may decide whether disciplinary action under these Regulations should continue or be taken.

(4) If a finding of misconduct is made and the student has also been sentenced by a criminal court in respect of the same facts, the court's penalty must be taken into consideration in determining the penalty under these Regulations.

(5) A student—

(a) who is the subject of a complaint of misconduct; or

(b) against whom a criminal charge is pending; or

(c) who is the subject of a police investigation

may be suspended by the Vice-Chancellor from any or all of a student's rights and privileges as specified in paragraph 3(1)(c) pending the disciplinary hearing or trial if the Vice-Chancellor decides that suspension of the student is necessary for the protection of other members of the University.

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