This article will provide information on disciplinary procedures in halls of residence.
How the disciplinary is dealt with
Initially, all matters are dealt with by a disciplinary interview with the Hall Manager/Student Support Manager. Depending upon the nature and seriousness of the offence, one or more of the following sanctions may be applied (without limitation):
Exclusion from halls
Exclusion from halls is one of the sanctions that can apply to cases of misconduct. In cases with this outcome, a Notice to Seek Possession will be issued to seek possession of the student’s room on the basis of a breach of the accommodation agreement.
Liability to pay halls fees following exclusion - do I still need to pay if asked to leave?
See this article which details the liability to pay fees if asked to leave.
Where the matter is of a sufficiently serious nature, an allegation of major offence is made to the Academic Registrar as per section 3.5 under the Code of Student Behaviour. This will then be heard by an independent disciplinary panel and could lead to a temporary suspension or exclusion from the University.
Appealing disciplinary action
Students have the right to appeal against the findings of the Hall Manager and a disciplinary interview/panel, or against the penalty imposed. Further details can be found in the Code of Student Behaviour.
Students in Unite Halls (Greetham Street, James Watson, Margaret Rule, Trafalgar)