CASE SUMMARIES

Settlement - CS011810

The student was pursuing a Diploma in Law. She stepped off the course for a year because she was pregnant. She was unable to return to her studies after having the baby because of a change in her finances and difficulties with caring responsibilities.

Case involving possible criminal proceedings - PI021701

Cardiff University

A student at Cardiff University complained to us about the University’s decision to dismiss his appeal against his expulsion on disciplinary grounds.

Competence standards - PI021704

Oxford Brookes University

A student complained to us about the University’s decision on a number of matters including the provision of reasonable adjustments.

Competence standards - PI021705

University of Southampton

A medical student at the University of Southampton submitted a successful academic appeal to the University against her deregistration from the programme.

Competence standards - PI021706

Queen Mary University of London

A medical student at Queen Mary University of London complained to us after the University turned down her appeal against being deregistered from the course.

Competence standards - PI021707

University of Sussex

The Student Support Unit (SSU) at the University of Sussex sought additional reasonable adjustments to a disabled student’s examinations following an injury unrelated to her disability.

Other disciplinary case - PI021708

University of Essex

The student was resident in University-managed accommodation and lived in a flat that accommodated 13 first year students. University staff had found ash and cigarette butts in the kitchen of the students’ flat. The flat’s residents had previously been sent warning letters following two similar incidents.

Other disciplinary case - PI021709

University of Gloucestershire

We identified a number of procedural errors in the University of Gloucestershire’s management of a student disciplinary case.