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The University of Southampton is committed to ensuring we provide our students with a high quality educational experience in a community in which we can all live and work with dignity and respect.

A good standard of conduct is expected from all students. Any student whose behaviour does not meet these standards may be dealt with through the University's Regulations Governing Student Discipline. It is essential that all staff should refer to the full Regulations. However, a summary of the process is available.

In its broadest sense misconduct is an act or failure to act by a student which is unlawful or otherwise judged to be inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour; and that behaviour does or could negatively affect the University in any way, or any person or entity associated with the University.

The Regulations provide a framework within which you as staff can work to maintain satisfactory standards of conduct. Each case will be treated with fairness and considered on its own merits on the evidence and circumstances presented.

Receiving an allegation of misconduct

If a student or member of the University community informs you that they are the recipient of, or witness to, inappropriate behaviour it is vital that information is gathered quickly, fully and accurately, to ensure that the accused are dealt with fairly and appropriately. Please review our documentation on receiving an allegation.

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Making an allegation of misconduct

If you are the recipient of, or witness to, inappropriate behaviour it is vital that information is gathered quickly, fully and accurately, to ensure that the accused are dealt with fairly and appropriately. Please review our documentation on reporting inappropriate behaviour.

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Called as a witness to misconduct

If you are identified as a witness by either the person(s) raising the allegation of misconduct or by the person(s) accused of misconduct you may be requested to give your version of events. Please review our documentation on being called as a witness.

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Contact details

Should you have any questions relating to a situation or student discipline in general, please contact either your local CQA team or the central Discipline Team on student.discipline@southampton.ac.uk

Discipline Contact Points

Faculty CQA Team
Faculty of Arts and Humanities fah-cqa@southampton.ac.uk
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences feps-cqa@southampton.ac.uk
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences fels-cqa@southampton.ac.uk 
Faculty of Medicine fmed-cqa@southampton.ac.uk  
Faculty of Social Sciences fss-cqa@@southampton.ac.uk

Information for CQA teams, investigators and decision makers

Designated staff have permissions to access the Discipline SharePoint site providing access to case files, template documents and good practice guidance for conducting discipline meetings and/or chairing discipline hearings. Should you require additional advice, information or support please contact the central Discipline Team on student.discipline@southampton.ac.uk

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