Powers of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education): Regulations for student conduct and discipline

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  • Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline

13.(1) If the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) determines, after appropriate investigation which must include the offer of an interview with the student concerned, that a student has committed an act of misconduct, he or she may do one or more of the following —

(a) impose one or more of the penalties listed in paragraphs 3(1)(a) to (h);

(b) require a student in accordance with sub-regulation 4(4) to make restitution for University property lost, damaged or destroyed as a result of the misconduct;

(c) charge a student with misconduct and refer the charge to be heard and determined by a Board of Discipline as defined in Regulation 14.

(2) Pending the hearing of the case by a Board of Discipline as specified in paragraph 1(c), the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) may suspend the student for a period not exceeding 28 calendar days from all or any of the rights and privileges specified in paragraph 3(1)(c) but the Board may lift the suspension at any time after the matter has been referred to it.

(3) If the Board of Discipline does not lift the suspension it will continue until the period for which it was imposed has elapsed but it will not apply to the student's rights and privileges regarding hearings before the Board and appeals to the Vice-Chancellor specified by these Regulations.

(4) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) must within 10 University working days of determining the outcome of a case of alleged 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 on any decision to refer the charge to a Board of Discipline; and

(b) forward to Archives and Records Management Services a copy of the written notification sent to the student to be placed on a confidential file for that student and, if the matter is one of academic misconduct, forward a copy of the written notification also to the relevant dean and Academic Conduct Adviser for information.

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