CASE SUMMARIES

Disciplinary procedures (academic) - CS041901

A student was studying at a college for a degree awarded by a university. In their final year the student was accused of hiring or arranging for another person to sit one of their exams.

Disciplinary procedures (academic) - CS041902

An international student on a taught postgraduate course admitted to using unauthorised notes in an exam. In mitigation, they said they had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression by a UK doctor and provided evidence from a practitioner in traditional medicine.

Disciplinary procedures (non-academic) - CS041903

An undergraduate Student A complained that they had been intimidated and bullied by Student B. The provider carried out a complaint investigation, and then also used its Student Disciplinary Procedure to investigate the matter separately.

Disciplinary procedures (non-academic) - CS041904

An international student was reported to the police for an alleged assault on another student. The provider suspended the student, but made arrangements for them to sit their final assessments.

Consumer rights issues - CS041905

A student enrolled on an International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programme that included some placements in the USA. In their second year the student complained about information provided in the prospectus about the placements and asked to do their placement in the UK rather than the USA.

Consumer rights issues - CS041906

A student was studying for an HND at a further education college. The student, with some other students, raised concerns about the delivery of the course and complained that they had not received good value for money.

Consumer rights issues - CS041906

A group of students were studying for a professional Postgraduate Diploma. They complained about the teaching, a lack of resources and poor communication.

Student mental health - CS041909

After some time away from study, a student living with long term mental health conditions returned to their course. They provided medical evidence that they were fit to return.

Student Mental Health - CS041908

A student was awarded a lower second-class honours degree. They appealed against the degree classification, saying that they had experienced mental health problems because of an assault by another student.

Industrial action - CS021901

The student was on a one-year MA programme at the time of the industrial action. They complained to the University about the impact of the industrial action on their studies and asked for a refund of fees.