Disciplinary information for students

  The majority of students don’t cause any problems – most enjoy the benefits of being at Queen’s. However, the University treats every complaint seriously and fully investigates each one, both on and off Campus.

If you are the subject of a disciplinary process, this could have a serious impact on your academic career and your career prospects.

1. DISCIPLINARY CODE

As a Queen’s student, you are automatically subject to University discipline. It is YOUR responsibility to read the Conduct Regulations which are contained in the General Conduct Regulations of the University and can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/calendar.

2. HOW THE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE WORKS

After investigation, a Disciplinary Officer considers the complaint and can dismiss it, convene a hearing, or pass it to the Committee of Discipline.

If a student is found guilty of misconduct after the hearing, the Disciplinary Officer can issue a range of penalties including warnings and fines of up to £250.

The Committee of Discipline can issue written warnings, fines of up to £500, suspensions and expulsions.

3. TYPES OF OFFENCES

Student misconduct can be wide-ranging, the table below highlights some examples of the seriousness of these and potential penalties. A fuller list is detailed within the Conduct Regulations at www.qub.ac.uk/calendar.  

Disciplinary Officer       

Offence

First Offence PenaltySecond Offence Penalty

Drinking alcohol in a prohibited area.

Written Warning and Fine -£50
Written Warning and Fine -£150

Minor anti-social disturbance.


Written Warning and Fine -£150

Written Warning and Fine -£250
and/or exclusion or referral to Committee of Discipline*
Minor vandalism or malicious damage to proterty.

Written Warning and Fine -£150

Written Warning and Fine -£250
and/or exclusion or referral to Committee of Discipline*
Disruption of, or interference with the
activites of the University, whether on University premises or elsewhere.
Written Warning and Fine -£150
Referral to Committee of Discipline*


Committee of Discipline

Offence

First Offence PenaltySecond Offence Penalty
Major vandalism or malicious damage to property. Written Warning and Fine - £500 Expulsion
Misuse of fire or other safety equipment.

Written Warning and Fine - £500 Expulsion

Behaviour which brings, or may bring, the name
of the University into disrepute.
Suspension

Expulsion

Public offence - for example, riotous behaviour. Expulsion n/a

* In addition to any penalties, students will be required to pay for any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from the student’s misconduct.
A written warning will stay on the student’s transcript until graduation.

The standard penalty is not a maximum. Depending on the circumstances and severity of an offence a heavier penalty may be applied.

4. CONCLUSION

If you are found guilty of misconduct the offence will remain on file for the duration of your time at university. Misconduct may prevent you from obtaining your degree and could jeopardise your future.