Conduct & Discipline

As students, we are expected to conduct ourself, both on and off the campus, in a manner which demonstrates respect for the University, its staff, fellow students and for other members of the local community in general. The University places great emphasis on the good behaviour of its students and has a formal procedure for dealing with serious cases of misconduct.
For this purpose the University has developed some rules regulating the conduct of students.

The Code of Student Conduct sets out expectations for student behaviour and the procedures the University uses to resolve matters when students' behaviour is unacceptable. All University regulations, codes and policies are covered by the Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Conduct shall apply to conduct that occurs on University premises, at University sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that affects a Substantial University Interest.

The following provides a substantive but not exhaustive list of activities which the University regards as constituting misconduct:

  • Substantial obstruction or interference with the functions, duties or legitimate activities of any student or member of staff of the University, or any visitor to the University;  
  • Violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, intimidating or offensive behaviour or language (whether expressed orally, in writing or electronically, including blogs, social networking websites and other electronic means);  
  • Distribution or publication of a poster, notice, sign or any publication which is offensive, intimidating, threatening, indecent or illegal, including the broadcasting and electronic distribution of such material.
  • Harassment of any student or member of staff of the University or any visitor to the University;  
  • Fraud, deceit, deception or dishonesty in relation to the University or its staff, students or visitors;  
  • Theft, misappropriation or misuse of University property, or the property of its students, staff or visitors;  
  • Misuse or unauthorised use of University premises or items of property, including the misuse of computers and the communications network or any breach of the University’s policy on the use of its information systems;
  • Examination Malpractice.