Review of student disciplinary procedure

The College’s Student Disciplinary Procedure is set to be reviewed over the summer. A panel is being convened to look at how the procedure has operated in practice at the College over the last two years, to examine best practice across the sector, and to assess our policy against the guidance published by Universities UK and the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education. The panel will have an external chair and its membership will include senior representatives from across the College.

Staff and students are invited to provide written evidence to the group by 31 July, to be submitted to the group’s secretary, Bridget McNulty. If anyone would like guidance on the range of topics which the group is expected to consider, and on which evidence is likely to be helpful, please contact John Neilson, College Secretary, or Bridget McNulty.

The group will make recommendations by the end of September 2019.


Terms of Reference

  1.  To review the College’s Student Disciplinary Procedure in the light of operational experience in the last two years, and best practice across the sector, including guidance published by UUK   and the OIAHE.
  2.  To consider how best to incorporate the College’s Student Risk Assessment Process and other safeguarding measures into the   Student Disciplinary Procedure.
  3.  To make recommendations by the end of September 2019 for revisions to the Student Disciplinary Procedure.



Ms Jennifer Sewel, University Secretary, Durham University (external chair)

Professor Debra Ashby, Head of the School of Public Health

Mr David Ashton, Academic Registrar

Professor Lesley Cohen, Consul

Dr Lorraine Craig, Faculty Senior Tutor

Mr Jon Hancock, Head of Central Secretariat

Mr Alejandro Luy, Student Deputy President Education

Mr John Neilson, College Secretary



Ms Bridget McNulty, Management Trainee, Central Secretariat