1.1 The aim of these Regulations is to provide a framework within which students can understand what is expected of them in terms of how they act as members of the University of Southampton (the University) community and the implications if they breach these expectations.
1.2 This document sets out the scope and application of these Regulations and the principles to be applied in all cases.
1.3 These Regulations use the following definitions:
- i) Reporting student refers to a student/students who have made an allegation against another student/students under these Regulations. However, these Regulations may also be used to investigate reports made by others such as members of staff, and individuals who are not otherwise connected to the University.
- ii) Responding student refers to the student or students who are the subject of the allegation.
- iii) Case Officer refers to a member of the University’s staff who is assigned to manage the allegation.
- iv) Investigator refers to the individual who is nominated by the University to investigate the allegation.
- v) Student Discipline Committee is the Committee of Senate charged with implementing these Regulations.
2.1 These Regulations apply in the following cases:
- All students enrolled at the University of Southampton including students in overseas campuses, in nominal registration and studying off campus for any reason. Incidents that cause concern about student behaviour may occur on or off university campuses. Where incidents happen in University accommodation, there are separate Halls of Residence Regulations included in the contract for accommodation. Serious incidents raised through the Halls of Residence Regulations may be referred to these Regulations for consideration.
- For students based overseas, localised arrangements may need to be applied in agreement with the University.
- Students on placements or apprenticeships with employers as part of their programme of study may be subject to local employee disciplinary procedures as well as University procedures. For students who are enrolled at another institution but who are studying at or otherwise visiting the University at the time the alleged incident took place. This is subject to the terms of the agreement entered into between the University and the other institution and these students may also be referred to their institution to initiate proceedings under their regulations.
- Students who are also staff members, i.e., those with an employee contract at the same time as a valid student registration. Guidance should be sought from the Secretary of the Student Discipline Committee who will consult with Human Resources as to which procedure to follow.
2.2 The University will work closely with students and the police when incidents are subject to criminal proceedings and may take separate action once a criminal case is concluded. The police assess cases with a criminal burden of proof that is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. The University must operate a different burden of proof when conducting investigations and making recommendations. Any case considered by these Regulations will be assessed ‘on the balance of probability’, that is the decision maker is satisfied that an event is more likely than not to have occurred. The University will consider cases that have been concluded by the police but may be limited in doing so by the scope of these Regulations. During and after a police investigation, support for students will take priority.
2.3 Some cases are complex, and the Case Officer will decide how best to proceed within the Regulations for each individual case. However, often there are clear cases where these Regulations do not apply and other regulations will be followed:
- Academic Integrity: Breaches of academic integrity (academic misconduct) are dealt with by separate Academic Integrity Regulations.
- Fitness to Practise: A student's fitness to practise may be challenged when their behaviour, health and/or professional conduct gives cause for concern. See Regulations Governing Fitness to Practise.
- Misconduct within University Halls of Residence will be handled in accordance with the Regulations Governing Halls of Residence.
- The Students' Union: Misconduct which is alleged to have occurred within premises occupied or managed by the Students' Union or during a Student’s Union activity or event will be dealt with in the first instance by the Students' Union.
2.4 In situations where signs of illness, mental health difficulties or disorders are thought to have direct impact on the conduct or behaviour of the student concerned, the Student Support Review may be used alongside, or instead of, these Regulations.
3.1 Separate guidance is available on specific incidents of sexual misconduct, online harm and bullying and harassment on the Expect Respect section of the Student Life webpage.
3.2 Students may obtain free, independent and confidential advice throughout the process from the SUSU Advice Centre.
3.3 Guidance for staff on handling matters that may also be a criminal matter can be found on the Staff Information section of the Expect Respect website.
4. Mediation - An Alternative Informal Method of Dispute Resolution
4.1 Mediation is a process in which disputing parties seek to resolve their differences in a mutually acceptable way with the assistance of a trained mediator acting as an impartial third party. Mediation is voluntary and aims to offer the disputing parties the opportunity to be fully heard, to hear each other's perspectives and to decide how to resolve their dispute themselves.
4.2 Mediation is a process which all parties agree to keep confidential and no record of the contents of the mediation process is held on any student file. The contents of all mediated conversations are not shared with anyone unless implicitly agreed by the parties involved in those discussions. All mediators through the University’s Mediation Service are fully trained and accredited members of the Civil Mediation Council and remain impartial throughout.
4.3 Mediation may be recommended as an option for appropriate cases where solutions can be negotiated with support. If harm or offence has been caused by the behaviour of another student’s words or actions, mediation may provide a positive opportunity to find resolution. Where a report of serious harm or sexual misconduct has been reported, mediation will not be presented as an option.
4.4 If mediation is entered into at any point in the management of a case, the usual timescales within the Student Discipline Regulations are suspended until mediation is concluded. If mediation is successful, the case may be considered resolved. If not, the case will continue through the procedure and the timeframes will resume.
5. Definitions of Misconduct and Expectations of Behaviour
5.1 Standard misconduct is an act or failure to act by a student which is unlawful or otherwise judged to be inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour where that behaviour does or could negatively affect any member of the University community or any person or entity associated with the University or the University itself.
5.2 Serious misconduct is misconduct which appears in the reasonable opinion of the University to be significant due to its impact on the person or the property affected by the misconduct or the University itself.
5.3 Examples of standard misconduct and serious misconduct can be found in Appendix A in these Regulations and on the Student Discipline web pages. This is a guide and is not exhaustive, and may be updated from time to time by the University. The seriousness of cases will be judged on the report of the harm caused and the evidence of the impact of harm provided.
5.4 Failure to comply with a sanction decided as a result of an investigation or hearing may be considered a further incidence of misconduct and likely instigate another investigation and sanction if a breach of the Regulations is established.
5.5 Misconduct can be behaviour that is also a criminal offence if it contravenes the law of the UK. In such cases, the student will be advised of options and remit of the police and the powers of the University to reach conclusions.
5.6 Where a student's conduct is the subject of a criminal investigation, no immediate action will necessarily be taken under these Regulations to progress the case, but the University will take those decisions set out in 6.9 below. If the matter is not being dealt with under the criminal process or where the criminal process has concluded, then the University may proceed under these Regulations and may use evidence or findings from the criminal investigation as part of the University investigation. The University may investigate a student for misconduct which is not under criminal investigation.
6. Decisions and Actions Before Starting the Procedure
6.1 Once a report of concern has been made, the University will determine whether the matter falls within the scope of these Regulations. A Case Officer will normally determine if a matter falls out of scope of these Regulations or it is not in the interests of the University to investigate. The University will advise the reporting student of their options for support and taking the matter forward.
6.2 The academic and welfare support needs of the reporting and responding students will be explored and taken into account when any action is taken whether internal or referral to the police or other external body.
6.3 If there is information held about students who may have been involved in previous behaviour incidents, this may be taken into account. Repeat behaviour may be considered to be a more serious case of misconduct.
6.4 The level of seriousness of the behaviour and therefore the recommended outcomes will be determined at the investigation stage of the case. Responding students will be informed whether the case is deemed ‘standard misconduct’ or ‘serious misconduct’ and what the maximum outcome is for that assessment. Outcomes are grouped into ‘Bands’ (see section 9) and Band 3 outcomes are normally only available in cases of serious misconduct (see Appendix A).
6.5 Where reports indicate that there is a risk of harm, immediate measures may be taken to ensure the safety of students (see paragraph 6.8 below).
6.6 If a matter falls outside these Regulations, the reporting person will be referred to any other regulations that apply.
6.7 Mediation may be discussed as an option to resolve the issue in appropriate circumstances as set out in Section 4.
6.8 Following a risk assessment, the University may put in place measures appropriate to manage the risks to the parties involved or to manage the behaviour of or contact between any or all of the parties. These measures may remain in place throughout the process even if no misconduct is found. The arrangements and the reasons for the decision will be conveyed to all affected parties in writing. These measures are not sanctions and do not imply that any decision has already been made about the allegations; any such measures will be for no longer than the University deems necessary to complete the investigation(s) into the allegation(s) and/or to hold a hearing. These measures will normally be reviewed every 20 days.
6.9 Where a report would be classified as standard misconduct and the Case Officer believes it could reasonably be resolved through other methods, the reporting student may be required by the Case Officer to seek alternative dispute resolution. This will normally include, but is not limited to:
- speaking to the responding student directly (with a member of staff present if appropriate)
- utilising the conflict resolution materials from the Student Discipline web pages
This does not apply to cases of sexual misconduct.
Suspension During Investigation
6.10 Acting through the President and Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate, the University may also temporarily suspend a student from the University (i.e. a total prohibition from the University) if a risk assessment deems this necessary.
6.11 Before taking this decision, the student shall have been notified and provided with sufficient detail of the allegations and have been given an opportunity to be heard in person or virtually before a member of the of Student Discipline Committee. The arrangements and the reasons for the decision will be conveyed to the student in writing.
6.12 Due consideration should be taken of any imminent examination, assessment or other deadlines which are scheduled for the responding student who may be suspended.
6.13 The Student Discipline Committee may hear any representations put forward by the responding student concerning the proposed suspension. The decision to temporarily suspend does not imply that any decision has already been made about the allegations or the case. The suspension will be for no longer than the University deems necessary to complete the investigations into the allegations and/or to hold a hearing. These measures will be reviewed normally every 20 working days.
7.1 Allegations will initially be classified by the Case Officer as either standard misconduct or serious misconduct, depending on the nature or circumstances of the report. This will dictate the next steps in how a case is handled, although allegations may be re-classified by the Case Officer or by the Student Discipline Committee depending on the course of the investigation.
7.2 If the allegation is classified as serious misconduct, the responding student will be referred to the Wellbeing Team for support. Allegations of standard misconduct will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and a referral to the Wellbeing Team made where appropriate.
7.3 At all stages of the procedure, including during any hearing, the student(s) may bring a companion. Any companion may make representations and ask questions but cannot answer questions on the student’s behalf.
7.4 For cases of both standard and serious misconduct if the allegation is admitted, an Investigator is appointed to obtain mitigation and impact statements and the case proceeds to the Student Discipline Committee for an appropriate outcome.
7.5 If the allegation is disputed, an investigation will take place according to Terms of Reference drafted by the Student Discipline office set out at the outset of the case. The Terms of Reference will set the expected duration of the investigation and anticipated deadlines for the report, depending on the complexity and severity of the case. If the duration or deadlines change and the investigation will take longer those involved will be kept informed.
7.6 Disputed standard misconduct allegations will normally be referred to an Investigator within 5 working days. On the conclusion of an investigation report, misconduct allegations will normally be considered by a member of the Student Discipline Committee within 5 working days. The member will consider the report and will deliver an outcome within 5 working days. The possible outcomes are to:
- i) Find the responding student in breach of these Regulations and propose an appropriate sanction in writing to the responding student. If the responding student accepts the proposed sanction, the case is concluded. If the responding student does not accept the proposed sanction, the member of the Student Discipline Committee will refer the case to a partial or full hearing. The student’s rejection of the proposed sanction will not prejudice any future hearings.
- ii) Find the responding student not in breach of these Regulations.
- iii) Refer to a partial hearing. A partial hearing will be conducted in the same manner as a full hearing (see 7.8) with the exception that it shall be heard by two members of the Student Discipline Committee.
- iv) Refer to a full Hearing (see 7.8).
- v) Find there is insufficient evidence to proceed with the student discipline process.
7.7 Disputed Serious Misconduct allegations will normally be referred to an appropriately trained investigator within 8 working days. If the investigator concludes that there is sufficient evidence and with the agreement of the Chair of the Student Discipline Committee, serious misconduct cases will be considered by a hearing of the Student Discipline Committee.
7.8 The hearing will normally be set within 15 working days of the decision of the Chair of the Student Discipline Committee. The responding student and any witnesses will have at least 10 working days notice of the date of the hearing. The length of the hearing will be set in conjunction with the Chair, based on the complexity of the case to be presented.
7.9 At least 5 working days prior to the date of the hearing, the University and the responding student will supply to one another:
- i) A copy of any relevant documents which will be used at the hearing. This will include witness statements. Witness statements may be redacted in exceptional circumstances to protect the identity of a witness.
- ii) A statement from the responding student on whether they accept or deny the allegation.
- iii) The names of any witnesses who should attend the hearing together with a written account of their evidence. This will normally include the reporting student. Character witnesses will not normally be permitted. The chair will decide if it is appropriate to call the proposed witness(es).
- iv) The name of any companion attending the hearing.
7.10 Evidence submitted less than 5 working days before the hearing will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and with a clear explanation as to why it was not submitted on time. The Chair of the hearing will decide the admissibility of such evidence.
7.11 During the hearing, the investigator will present the case against the responding student and discuss the evidence that has been gathered. Witnesses may be called, and the panel may call upon the investigator. The responding student will be able to respond and present any evidence of their own. Students may confer privately with their companion at any time during the hearing. The responding student and/or their companion will be given the opportunity to respond to any information given by a witness through the Chair but will not be permitted to cross-examine witnesses. If the responding student chooses not at attend the hearing, the hearing will proceed in their absence.
7.12 The Chair may choose to adjourn the hearing but will give the responding student appropriate notice of any new information obtained before the hearing is reconvened.
7.13 The hearing will find:
- that the responding student is in breach of these Regulations and impose an appropriate sanction.
- that the responding student is not in breach of these Regulations.
8.2 The University will disclose information to:
- Inform the responding student of the allegations made and give them an opportunity to respond as required by natural justice. This will include the investigation report and associated evidence.
- Share the investigation report with the reporting student. Some information may be redacted in the accordance with obligations under the Data Protection legislation.
- Inform the reporting and the responding students of the outcome of investigations and hearings where possible to ensure their safety and continued reassurance and health.
- Allow an investigation to be carried out properly.
- For the discharge of its duties or as required by law. This may include, but is not limited to, disclosures for fitness to practice proceedings and disclosures to the Wellbeing Team and Personal Academic Tutors.
8.3 There may be exceptional cases where it is appropriate to preserve confidentiality in relation to the identity of witnesses where there is reasonably perceived to be a need to protect any students or members of staff from the risk of intimidation or retribution. This decision will be made by the Chair of the Student Discipline Committee based on submissions by the witness(es) involved and will balance this decision against the interests of natural justice.
8.4 The University may also adapt the procedures where it is considered undesirable for any one person to give evidence in the presence of another. During hearings, evidence may be given virtually in accordance with the Virtual Hearing Guidance.
8.5 Where a student against whom allegations have been made is not aware of the identity of all those who have given evidence, due weight to this factor must be given and their response to the allegations must be seen in this context. Natural justice must be observed, meaning that such a student has the right to fully understand the case made against them.
8.6 Audio and/or visual recording of meetings and hearings is not permitted. If, due to exceptional circumstances, it is agreed in advance that recordings are permitted, the recording is confidential and must not be copied, shared with any third party, published or disseminated in any way. A true and complete copy of the recording of the meeting must be provided to the other party as soon as possible after the recording was made.
8.7 Reporting and responding students and all witnesses, companions and other representatives will be expected to maintain confidentiality of the case and how it is proceeding so as to ensure that the case is heard fairly and the impact on the students concerned and the student community is managed. All students will be signposted to relevant support services who can provide confidential support.
8.8 Reporting and responding students will be kept informed when there are updates as the case proceeds.
9. Sanctions and Outcomes of Investigations/Hearings
9.1 The usual sanctions for non-academic misconduct are set out below. Examples of sanctions aligned to forms of misconduct for illustrative purposes only can be found in Appendix A. This is not an exhaustive guide and may be updated from time to time by the University. Each case will be assessed in light of its facts.
9.2 The sanctions the University may levy are one or more of the following:
- A written apology or reflection on behaviour to be provided to an aggrieved party that takes into account the reported impact of the behaviour on the reporting student.
- A written warning.
- To require the student to attend rehabilitation programmes.
- To require the student to enter into a good behaviour agreement.
- To require the student to undertake unpaid community services to the University community for up to a maximum of 40 hours.
- A fine of up to a maximum of £1000.
- To require compensation for damage to property.
- To exclude or restrict a student from access to parts of the University or University services (action taken by the President and Vice-Chancellor following a recommendation by the Student Discipline Committee).
- To expel a student from the University with a consequent loss of rights and privileges of University membership (action taken by the President and Vice- Chancellor following a recommendation by the Student Discipline Committee).
- To recommend that Senate consider withholding an award where it would otherwise withdraw a student’s registration or cancel a registration(action taken by the President and Vice-Chancellor following a recommendation by the Student Discipline Committee).
9.3 If a student admits an allegation before or during the investigation stage of the procedure the Case Officer may make a recommendation to the Student Discipline Committee to agree a sanction for the behaviour incident. The student will have had an opportunity to make a statement and provide any further submissions including evidence of circumstance or impact to the investigator on conclusion of the investigation who will report to the Committee, or a representative of the Committee.
9.4 The Case Officer may recommend the continuation of a no contact advisory notice post investigation alongside any sanction given. The no contact advisory notice is not a sanction. However, breaching a no-contact order awarded during or after an investigation may be determined as a separate misconduct (which may or may not require an investigation).
10.1 Students (either the reporting or the responding) may, within 10 working days of being notified of an outcome of an investigation or hearing, appeal a decision reached by the University on the following grounds:
- There is new substantive information supported by evidence which was not known by the student and/or the evidence could not have reasonably been obtained by the student in time to present to the University at the time of the original decision; and/or
- There has been significant failure of due process in the making of the original decision i.e. a material procedural irregularity or misinterpretation of the University’s own regulations, or administrative errors which, if they had not occurred, might have impacted significantly on the original decision and/or the sanction imposed.
10.2 To appeal, students should submit an appeal form available from the Student Discipline webpages.
10.3 Dissatisfaction with the outcome of a matter or sanction does not itself constitute grounds for appeal.
10.4 Appeals will normally be heard by two members of the Student Discipline Committee. No members will be individuals who were previously involved in the case. Appeals will be heard within 15 working days of receipt of the appeal. Notification of the outcome of the appeal will be communicated to the student within 20 working days from the date of the hearing.
10.5 Appeal Hearings against a sanction of expulsion, suspension, exclusion or withholding of an award will be heard by a panel of three individuals, with a Chair appointed by the President and Vice-Chancellor.
10.6 Appeal Hearings will be serviced by an appropriate member of staff who has not had any previous involvement with the case.
10.7 An Appeal Panel may decide to uphold an appeal or dismiss an appeal on some or all of the grounds presented and in addition it may:
- i) lower or remove any sanctions imposed;
- ii) decide that new issues have arisen which require investigation;
- iii) decide a re-hearing of the case is required;
- iv) alter or remove any other measures that have been put in place under Section 4.4.
11. Recording and Monitoring of Student Discipline Matters
11.1 Any previous behaviour incident which resulted in a finding of misconduct may be taken into account when determining any subsequent sanctions and kept on student file as indicated below:
- Finding of Standard Misconduct: a maximum period of 12 months from the date of the Outcome Letter.
- Finding of Serious Misconduct: for the duration of the student's registration period at the University.
11.2 The University will record, report on and monitor cases of student behaviour and anonymous reports of concern via the University’s reporting platform to identify trends, inform University practices, procedures and activities and as required under the University's Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
12. External Review - Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education
12.1 A Completion of Procedures letter signifies to the student that the University's internal procedure for reviewing and resolving student non-academic misconduct has been completed and should be sent to the student normally within 28 days of the University's final decision to reject a student non-academic misconduct appeal. The letter will provide information about complaining to the OIA. Students may request a Completion of Procedures Letter if their appeal is upheld or partly upheld. The letter will provide information about complaining to the OIA.
12.3 Students wishing to submit a complaint to the OIA must do so within the timeframe set down in the Rules of the Student Complaints Scheme. A complaint must be made in writing using the OIA
12.4 Where a student requests a Completion of Procedures Letter more than a calendar month after the decision letter, the time for bringing a complaint to the OIA will normally run from the date of the final
decision, rather than the date of the Completion of Procedures Letter.
12.5 Contact details for the Office of the Independent Adjudicator are:
Office of the Independent Adjudicator
2nd Floor Abbey Gate
57-75 Kings Road READING Berks RG1 3AB
Tel: 01189 599813
12.6 These Regulations are made subject to the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances of the University.
Example behaviour(s) that shall be treated as a breach of discipline
The infringements set out below are examples of what could constitute misconduct and can be treated as a breach of the Discipline Regulations which may result in disciplinary action being taken. This is not an exhaustive list. Example outcomes are indicative only. Aggravating and mitigating factors will be considered in each case and may justify the imposition of a different sanction to that listed here.
|Category||Description||Aggravating Factors which could warrant a categorisation of Serious Misconduct||Example Outcomes – See section 9 for further information|
|A||Behaviour which has resulted in a conviction under the criminal law.|
Custodial Sentence (imprisonment)
Band 1 – Summary only offence, Community resolution, Caution
Band 2 – Either way offences, Suspended sentence, conditional caution.
Band 3 – Indictable only offences, Custodial Sentence, behaviour order (E.g. SHPO , SHOPO, DVPO, RO)
|B||Inappropriate sexual conduct or harassment.|
Incidents involving penetration
Contact under clothing
Use of/attempted use of physical violence
Use of a weapon
Physical injury caused
Acting as part of a group
Unwanted/unsolicited intimate photos
Band 1 – Unwanted sexualised comments.
Band 2 – Unwanted sexualised comments on a significant number of occasions, contact offence over clothing, harassment via messages, harassment (no fear of violence).
Band 3 –Penetration offences, use of a weapon, use of violence, physical injury caused, contact under clothing, acting as part of a group, unwanted intimate photos, harassment in person, harassment with fear of violence, significant number of electronic messages and/or over prolonged period.
|C||Violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, intimidating, defamatory, derogatory, offensive, drunken, or otherwise deemed to be inappropriate behaviour and/or language.|
Serious injuries such as broken/fractured bones, cuts which require stitches or similar or extensive bruising.
Use of a weapon
Acting as part of a group
Domestic Abuse (when there is a personal connection between the reporting and responding parties, for example a romantic or sexual relationship)
Band 1 – General conduct which has the potential to cause harassment alarm or distress.
Band 2 – Conduct directed at an individual causing harassment alarm or distress, less serious injuries such as light bruising or reddening of the skin. Threat or fear of violence.
Band 3 – Serious injuries such as broken/fractured bones, cuts which require stitches or similar or extensive bruising.
Use of a weapon, acting as part of a group, domestic abuse.
|D||Bullying, harassment and/or stalking of any member of the University Community via any means including phone, text, e-mails or internet forums, blogs and social media which includes publishing and sharing offensive material(s) about an individual(s).|
Inciting hate and/or violence (intending to stir up hatred and/or violence)
Sharing intimate photographs
Exceptional number of incidents
Contact over a prolonged period of time
Credible fear of violence
Band 1 – Conduct where the impact was limited in nature.
Band 2 – Defamatory comments, no fear of violence.
Band 3 - Inciting hate and/or violence, Sharing intimate photographs, Exceptional number of incidents, Contact over a prolonged period, fear of violence.
|E||Anti-social behaviour that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.||Inciting hate and/or violence (intending to stir up hatred and/or violence)|
Band 1 – General conduct which has the potential to cause harassment alarm or distress.
Band 2 – Conduct directed at an individual causing harassment alarm or distress, threat or fear of violence.
Band 3 – Inciting hate and/or violence.
|F||Conduct which is fraudulent in its nature and carried out with intent to gain an advantage|
Total financial loss over £1,000
Causes significant disruption to other members of the university
Resulted or could have resulted in the award of an incorrect qualification
Band 1 – No loss actually occurred and potential loss under £500. Could have conferred an academic advantage.
Band 2 – Total financial loss up to £1,000. Conferred a significant academic advantage through dishonesty.
Band 3 - Total financial loss over £1,000, causes significant disruption to other members of the University or could have led to a fraudulently obtained qualification.
|G||Possession, use, sale or other trafficking of illegal drugs or controlled substances.|
Significant quantity or evidence of supply to others
Drug considered Class A in law
Evidence of intention to use drug or substance to facilitate another offence
Band 1 – Possession of 1 – 5 individual packets of Class C, use of Class C
Band 2 – Possession of over 5 individual packets of Class C, possession of any amount of Class B, use of Class B.
Band 3 – Evidence of supply to others, significant quantities, any amount of Class A, use of Class A, Evidence of intention to use drug or substance to facilitate another offence.
|H||Unauthorised use of, theft of, or damage to, University property or the property of a member of the University Community.|
Total financial loss over £1,000
Causes significant disruption to a large number of other members of the university
Band 1 – Total financial loss up to £100. No disruption to other members of the University.
Band 2 – Total financial loss up to £1000. Significant disruption to smaller number of other members of the University.
Band 3 - Total financial loss over £1,000, causes significant disruption to a large number of other members of the University
Breach of any University charters, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and guidance. Includes but is not limited to:
Breaches that result in physical injury or risk physical injury
Breaches that significantly disrupt other members of the university community
Band 1 – Breach did not affect any other members of the University community.
Band 2 – Breach affected other members of the University community, breach that results in financial loss or may damage the reputation of the University.
Band 3 - Breaches that significantly disrupt other members of the University community, breaches that result in physical injury or risk physical injury or significantly damage the reputation of the University.
|J||The making of complaints judged to be vexatious or malicious.||Complaint was judged to be vexatious and the impact of the investigation (on those involved or the resource used) was significant|
Band 1 – Nature of complaint and its impact was minor in nature.
Band 2 – Moderate impact of any complaint and investigation.
Band 3 – Complaints made persistently about the same or similar issues on multiple occasions where the impact on the resource required to respond or on those involved had serious implications.
Failure to comply with a reasonable instruction given by University staff member.
Includes but is not limited to:
Failure to comply with an instruction or sanction previously given in connection with these Regulations
Failure to comply significantly disrupts the activities of other members of the university community
Failure to comply places the safety of other members of the University community at risk
Band 1 – Failure to comply on one occasion where the impact was limited.
Band 2 – Failure to comply after multiple requests, failure to comply causes inconvenience and/or distress to other members of the University community.
Band 3 - Failure to comply in connection with an instruction of sanction previously given in connection with these Regulations, failure to comply significantly disrupts the activities of other members of the University community.
|L||Conduct which raises questions as to whether the student concerned should remain a member of the University community because they pose a risk to other members of the University community, or to the good order and/or reputation of the University as a whole.|
Significant impact on the reputation of the University of Southampton
Large number of people affected
Band 1 – Minor risk posed to other members of the University community or the reputation of the University. Impact minimal.
Band 2 – Medium risk posed to other members of the University community or the reputation of the University.
Band 3 - Significant risk posed to members of the University community. Significant impact on the reputation of the University.