Disciplinary Processes

The main Disciplinary Regulations are Regulations 23 & 27.

If you are involved in any incident that is investigated under the Disciplinary Regulations, we would recommend getting advice as early on in the process as possible. The SU Advice Team is able to offer confidential, impartial and independent advice to help you to understand the process the implications of what has happened.

Initially you will be invited to a meeting to discuss the incident - before attending such a meeting you should have knowledge of the allegations against you, and you can take someone with you if you want to.

How the matter proceeds will depend on the seriousness of the allegation. In the case of a minor breach, the process might end with an informal meeting or, in the case of a serious allegation, it could progress to a major disciplinary hearing. Understanding the situation as early as possible will help you navigate the procedures to hopefully get the best outcome possible.

If you do end up with a major disciplinary hearing, make sure you have proper advice about how to represent yourself. The SU Advice Team is experienced in offering this type of advice, and is here to help you navigate the process.

Places to get advice: Students’ Union Advice Centre, Departmental or University Senior Tutor, Personal Tutor or Supervisor.