CASE SUMMARIES

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - PI021710

University of Manchester

A student complained to us after the University of Manchester upheld its decision to expel him for his behaviour towards another student.

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.