Student disciplinary / Behaviour policies

Some incidents may constitute both a disciplinary offence and academic misconduct. Both processes can be taken forward simultaneously (but separately) and may result in different outcomes and/or penalties, e.g. it may be found that there was a disciplinary breach, but not academic misconduct.

Alternatively, the HAP senior manager could decide to conduct one process first, depending on the nature of the incident, reach a conclusion and an appropriate penalty applied. Then they decide whether it is reasonable to conduct the other process as well. For example, if the disciplinary process was followed, resulting in a decision to suspend a student for a year, that may be viewed as sufficient penalty to cover the academic misconduct aspect as well. Alternatively, the academic misconduct process could then also be followed, and potentially lead to a separate and additional penalty.

“It is important to consider the logistical implications of any penalties applied, and the impact on a student’s future study options. Details must be specific about reassessment or re-enrolment opportunities and restrictions, and timescales.”

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