Student Conduct

Non-Academic Misconduct‌

Each student has the right and ability to make decisions about his or her conduct, and the responsibility to accept the consequences of their decisions. Where necessary, and in the event of misconduct, the University has the authority to take disciplinary action.  Persistent or serious misconduct will be dealt with via the Non-academic misconduct policy.  Penalties are determined on an individual basis and in the most serious cases, students may have their residence contracts reviewed, or may be expelled from the University.

In the event that a concern is raised about the conduct of a student that indicates a risk to the University community, risks will be assessed and necessary precautionary action taken in accordance with the Policy on Student Conduct Risk Management. 

For more information see Conduct and Discipline.

For cases reported after 22 September 2023:

Non-Academic Misconduct Policy and Code of Student Conduct

Student Conduct Risk Management Policy

For cases reported before 21 September 2023:

Non-Academic Misconduct Policy

Student Conduct Risk Management Policy (PDF, 138 KB)

Code of Student Conduct (PDF, 285 KB)


Breaches of Covid-19 health and Safety Guidelines will be dealt with as a disciplinary matter.

The procedure that will be followed in cases of Covid-19 health and safety breaches is outlined in the F‌ines for Breaches of Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines policy.

Where a fine is issued as a result of a breach of Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, the money from this will be allocated 50:50 to the Discretionary Fund and the University Community Fund.

Providing Information to the University

No University disciplinary action will be taken in relation to breaches of Covid-19 health and safety guidelines which are disclosed by students in the process of providing information to the University for the purposes of contact tracing. Students coming forward to disclose or report any form of abuse or assault, including bullying and harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or hate crime will not face University disciplinary action for having breached Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.