Accessibility statement

Student misconduct

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All our students should be able to live, learn and research in a peaceful and supportive environment. 

The University has a duty of care to protect its community and promote wellbeing, equality and fairness. There are regulations and procedures in place to deal with students who do not abide by the rules. 

Reporting an incident of student misconduct

If you experience or witness a disciplinary offence you should report it using the online Report and Support tool as soon as possible. You can complete the reporting form yourself or someone else can do it on your behalf.

Please be aware that you can now report anonymously if you choose to do so.

Report and Support

A disciplinary offence is an unjustified or illegal action which causes (or may cause) injury, harm or damage to people, property or the University’s reputation.

See Regulation 7: Student discipline for:

  • full definition of disciplinary offences
  • precautionary measures
  • disciplinary process
  • investigation procedure
  • appeals process

What happens next?

If you report with contact details, we will contact you within two working days of receiving the completed form.

We will consider the case, investigate and (if appropriate) put precautionary measures in place to safeguard the reporting person or anyone else involved.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, disciplinary procedures may be instigated.

If you choose to report anonymously, we will not contact you. In most cases, we cannot investigate anonymous reports, but they will be used to better understand the issues impacting our community, to monitor trends and inform proactive and preventative work. 

Support

There are lots of people who can help you with the emotional impact of an incident. See Help and support for more information and links.

Incidents involving staff

This form is for reporting incidents of student misconduct only. If you wish to report a member of staff you should email complaints@york.ac.uk