Review of student disciplinary procedure

The College’s Student Disciplinary Procedure was reviewed over the summer of 2019. A panel was convened to look at how the procedure had operated in practice at the College over the previous 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 had an external chair and its membership included senior representatives from across the College.

The review's report can be found here. The recommendations of the review were accepted by the Provost's Board in October 2019 and the Ordinance on student discipline was revised by the College Council accordingly here on 22 November 2019. New guidance and support for those involved will be published in the New Year.


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

Ms Rachel Knight/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