If the decision of a student discipline authority is a finding of no misconduct, then no further action will be taken and the student and the complainant will be advised of this in writing.

If the decision of the student discipline authority is a finding of misconduct, the student discipline authority will determine any actions to be undertaken as a consequence, in accordance with the Student Discipline Regulations.

Such actions may include one or more of the following:

  • a formal warning
  • a letter of undertaking
  • monitoring the student's behaviour
  • require the student to
    • provide any appropriate and available remedy to relieve distress, or repair damage, or correct a mistake
    • make a public or private apology
    • pay compensation or a fine
    • participate in a specified educational and/or training programme
    • repeat or complete additional assessment
  • a formal reprimanded by the relevant Dean or by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • refuse or reduce credit for part or all of an individual item of assessment, or refuse credit for a paper as a whole. This can include an NC Grade for the paper
  • suspend the student from any class or programme for up to one year
  • exclude the student from, or limit access to, any part or facility of the University for a specified period of time or permanently
  • cancel a student's enrolment at the University, as a whole or in respect of any paper or programme, for a specified period of time or permanently

(see sections 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 22(6), 23(7), and 24(6) of the Student Discipline Regulations)

The student and the complainant will receive a copy of the decision letter by email. If others will be involved in the implementation of any actions, such as the ongoing monitoring or the altering of grades, then they will be advised.

Student discipline matters otherwise remain confidential to the parties involved and specific information about a particular student must not be discussed with other staff or students.

What if I disagree with the decision?

If you disagree with the decision of the student discipline authority, please contact the Academic Integrity Advisor in the first instance.

Provision for appeal

If a student believes that a decision made with respect to a complaint of misconduct against them under the Student  Discipline Regulations is unfair, he or she may appeal the decision. Section 26(4) and Section 27(4) of the Student Discipline Regulation also explain the process.

In the event that a student submits an appeal, the complainant/s will be notified and invited to respond to the appeal, either in person at the appeal hearing or in writing.