General misconduct allegations
What happens if I am accused of general misconduct?
- General misconduct is dealt with by an appropriate Senior Officer in the relevant area.
- There are emergency powers for the immediate exclusion and suspension of students from University premises if there is a risk of injury, damage or disruption.
- The Senior Officer can seek assistance from the University Security Service to temporarily remove you from University premises if you have refused to comply with a previous request and the Senior Officer feels you may endanger the safety of any person, be likely to damage property, or cause a disruption.
- The Senior Officer will notify you in writing of the alleged offence (called an allegation) and will give you the opportunity to be heard.
- The Senior Officer will investigate the matter and consult with anyone he/she thinks appropriate before making a decision.
- You can take a support person with you to the meeting (this can be anyone except a lawyer). For more information on the meeting See Meeting with the Senior Officer
- In the meeting you will hear the case against you and you can offer an explanation or refute the allegation.
- Ordinance 9 - Student Discipline sets out timeframes for general misconduct procedures.
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