Our response to student breaches of Covid-secure measures
Process updated 23 September 2021.
We all hold a personal responsibility to protect ourselves and others from Covid-19.
However, if the matter that you wish to discuss is happening now and requires immediate attention, this should be reported directly to the University Security Team by calling +44(0)1782 733004.
The University takes reports seriously and will take disciplinary action against anyone who poses a health and safety risk.
In line with the University’s operating level, we have updated our approach to responding to breaches of Covid-secure measures. As of 23 September 2021, we have reduced our 4-stage disciplinary approach to a 2-stage disciplinary approach. This change ensures that we continue to keep our campus community as safe as possible.
Please remember the laws in England and ensure that you act in accordance with the most up to date advice and restrictions.
University Disciplinary Process
|Stage||Process (updated 23 September 2021)||Examples|
|1||Warning letter and/or educational advice by authorised staff member||
1st complaint regarding an individual if they respond negatively to stage 1.
Formal Discipline (Minor/Major)
Matter to be considered as a minor or major breach of University rules (under regulation B1).
Maximum fine of £500 per individual.
Referral to Student Discipline Committee.
Emergency risk assessment and appropriate restrictions put in place.
Potential for a referral to the police and/or temporary or permanent withdrawal from the University.
Persistent offending or major offence.