The University has a process in place for when it is perceived that students may have breached the student code of conduct; a set of standards that students are expected to ‘abide’ by in their personal and professional conduct.
The intention of the process is to treat complaints as allegations and have trained investigators to consider these and decide whether a breach has actually taken place (although it is possible for students to be suspended whilst an allegation is investigated). This can culminate in a hearing with the Student Discipline Committee of Senate (Senate). If, after investigation, it is found that a student has breached the University Code of Conduct there is a range of sanctions that can be applied by the Senate - some of these are very severe.
If you are facing disciplinary action, or wish to make an allegation about someone else, our Advisors can help you through the process. We can assist in putting statements together, gathering evidence and can accompany you to any meetings that take place. If you are facing allegations that might lead to disciplinary action we strongly recommend that you take an Advisor with you to meetings.
You should feel free to contact the Advice Service at any stage of the process, although our Advisors can generally be of more help if they are involved sooner rather than later.
You can find the regulations and more details at MyManchester.