If there is an allegation that you have breached a Code of Conduct regulation, you will be asked to attend a meeting with a Student Conduct Investigator. It is important that you prioritise and attend any meetings that are arranged as part of the ongoing conduct case, even if this may clash with a teaching event or other University commitment. If you are unable to attend you must inform the Student Progress team as immediately to arrange an alternative time - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not attend a meeting without agreeing an alternative time, then the Student Conduct Investigator may proceed without you and may decide on a case without your involvement, including issuing a penalty if appropriate.
The Conduct Investigators role is to investigate the allegation and, where appropriate, issue sanctions against minor breaches of the Student Conduct regulations. If the allegation is of a serious nature, the Academic Registrar will decide whether the case should be referred to a Student Conduct Committee. Sanctions can be issued by the committee if the student is found guilty. These sanctions may have severe consequences on a student's future studies so it is really important to make sure you have prepared and understood the process.
Students who are called to meet with the Student Conduct team have the right to seek advice and representation. SU Advice is a confidential, independent and impartial service and our advisers are here to support you, help you prepare and help represent you at the meetings. We are also there to ensure the university processes are adhered to. We are run by the Students' Union and therefore are not part of the University.
If you have been called to a meeting with a Conduct Investigator you will be contacted by SU Advice to offer you an appointment before your meeting and to arrange for an adviser to attend the meeting with you if you would like to. Please see our home page for details of how to book an appointment.