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2 Regulations on student discipline in relation to non-academic matters
The Regulations which follow are current with effect from 1 October 2012.
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1.1 Purpose of these Regulations
These Regulations, and accompanying guidance notes and appendices, bring together details of the procedures concerning Student Discipline in relation to non-academic matters in the University. They are intended to be as comprehensive and comprehensible as possible to assist:
- those responsible for carrying out disciplinary functions and applying disciplinary procedures and Regulations to do so in as effective, fair and consistent manner as possible;
- those charged with disciplinary offences (and their advisers or representatives) to understand the proceedings which are to be taken and their rights within those proceedings.
1.2 Status and Use of these Regulations
These Regulations have been approved by Senate and Council. In registering as students of the University students undertake to abide by these Regulations.
1.3 Relationship between these Regulations and other proceedings (e.g. criminal proceedings and in the case of serious assault or rape)
In cases where acts could amount to a violation of both the criminal law and the University’s Regulations, the University has decided, following consideration of the Zellick Report, to adopt special procedures. These require that normally internal disciplinary procedures, other than the initial collection of statements and other evidence, be adjourned until the outcome of proceedings in the criminal justice system is known. In such a case the Vice-Chancellor may, however, decide to take disciplinary action as indicated in (2.1.3) below. Section (5) below includes details of the arrangements adopted for dealing with cases of possible criminal proceedings.
2 The University's Disciplinary Framework
2.1 General Context
2.1.1 The disciplinary procedures contained in these Regulations are based on natural justice. This entitles a student subject to disciplinary proceedings to a ‘fair hearing’ which, at a minimum, will require that:
- the student is given adequate notice of any charge(s) including details of the evidence on which it is based; the proceedings which will take place; her/his rights within those proceedings; and the decision reached;
- the student is given the right to make effective representation in relation to the charge(s);
- an unbiased person or body conducts the hearing within a reasonable time.
The decision will be based on the finding of fact on the basis of the balance of probabilities. Any penalty imposed will take account of any mitigating or aggravating factors determined to be relevant.
2.1.2 These Regulations work in conjunction with other regulations and formal documents concerning non-academic aspects of student life (some of which are listed in Section (2.2.2) below). Other relevant documents include the Student Charter and the Fitness to Study Guidelines.
2.1.3 The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for good order in the University and in certain circumstances, in the interests of the University as a whole or that of an individual member(s), may decide, temporarily, for a fixed period or permanently, to exclude a student from the University (or part thereof) and/or suspend the student from attendance in any academic or other activities. In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor these powers may be exercised by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor or Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or Senior Master in the absence of all these officers).
Notification of an exclusion/suspension will include a right of appeal and allow the student a further opportunity to ask for his/her position to be reviewed after one month of the original notification or decision following appeal (whichever is the later). The student will have a further opportunity(ies) to request a review on a monthly basis while the exclusion/suspension remains in force.
2.2 Disciplinary Responsibilities
2.2.1 The officers/bodies charged with responsibility for implementation of these Regulations are as follows:
(a) the Masters of the Colleges, in the first instance (and for ‘Minor’ offences), and the Deans of the Faculties and their nominees for appeals against decisions made by a Master
(b) the Disciplinary Panel, which considers ‘Major’ offences
(c) Appeal Bodies
i) the Appeal Panel, which considers appeals made against decisions made by the Disciplinary Panel
ii) the Student Discipline Grievance Committee, which considers allegations of procedural fault, bias, irregularity or other inadequacy following determination by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor that a case should be reviewed.
2.2.2 Other officers charged with responsibility for implementation of other regulations and formal documents concerning non-academic matters which apply to students include the following:
- IT Facilities: Director of Information Services
- Laboratory Regulations: Director of the Laboratory concerned
- Library Regulations: Director of Information Services
- Traffic Regulations: Director of Estates
- Room Agreements for University Accommodation: Director of Commercial Services
- Agreements concerning the use of facilities for which Kent Hospitality is responsible: Director of Commercial Services * or appointed nominee
(a) Where the responsible officer concerned for the above decides that there is a significant or aggravated breach s/he may refer the matter to the Master of the student’s college with a request that it be dealt with under these Regulations on student discipline in relation to non-academic matters.
(b) In the case of an allegation relating to damage or vandalism, the relevant senior officer will provide a brief statement of the allegation and the cost of the damage to the student. If the student concerned denies the allegation or is unwilling to pay the remedial costs of the damage the Master will deal with the case. The Master will decide whether to initiate disciplinary proceedings, whether to enforce the compensation or both of these.
3 Disciplinary Procedures
3.1.1 The University’s disciplinary procedures consist, essentially, of three stages:
3.1.2 The diagram in Appendix VI gives an overview of these disciplinary procedures.
3.2 Investigation and initial decision or summary disposal
3.2.1 Where a report to a Master about a student member of her/his College involves possible violations of the criminal law or allegations of serious assault or rape, the Master should refer to Section (5) below.
3.2.2 In all other cases, where, having received a report about the behaviour of a student member of her/his College, the Master decides to conduct further enquiries with a view to initiating disciplinary proceedings:
3.2.3 s/he can do so either her/himself or through another Master, who will either then deal with the matter or will then report to the Master her/his findings and recommendations for further action in writing; the procedural guide set out in Appendix II should be followed.
3.2.4 At the end of such enquiries the Master may decide that:
3.2.5 the case should be disposed of summarily (see Note below), or
3.2.6 a formal disciplinary hearing by the Master or a Disciplinary Panel is required:
(a) for an offence defined as “‘Minor’” in Appendix I the Master will hear and determine the case.
(b) for an offence defined as “‘Major’” in Appendix I the case should be referred to the officer designated by the Vice-Chancellor who will establish a Disciplinary Panel to hear and determine the case or remit the case to be determined by the Master if deemed appropriate.
Note: Summary disposal under (3.2.5) above would be appropriate in the following circumstances
i) where the Master determines on investigation that there is no case to answer
ii) the Master decides to dismiss the case there being no University interest in pursuing it
or where the offence is “Minor” as defined in Appendix I
iii) the student has admitted the offence;
iv) the student does not admit the offence but in the judgement of the Master unreasonably so and it would be vexatious to refer the matter to a formal hearing;
v) where in the judgement of the Master a formal hearing would be unlikely to add significantly to the information available to arrive at a decision
If disposing of a case summarily under (iv) the Master may impose an informal reprimand or a formal warning or a fine of £500 or less by way of sanction; or the student may agree to some other sanction proposed by the Master.
3.3 Disciplinary Hearings
The procedures used will be as set out in Appendix III and in accordance with the principles of ‘natural justice’ outlined in (2.1.1) above with a decision based on the finding of fact on the basis of the balance of probabilities.
The procedures used will be as set out in Appendix IV and in accordance with the principles of ‘natural justice’ set out in (2.1.1) above with a decision based on the finding of fact on the basis of the balance of probabilities.
5 Criminal Proceedings
In cases where criminal proceedings are under consideration, in hand or have been completed the procedures used will be as set out in Appendix V.
Appendix I Major and Minor Offences
Schedule of ‘‘Minor’’ and ‘‘Major’’ offences and maximum possible penalties
Note: The ‘‘Minor’’ and ‘‘Major’’ offences listed below are given for illustrative purposes. They are not exhaustive and do not limit the application of these Regulations from other acts deemed to be in contravention of these Regulations.
(i) ‘Minor’ Offences
i.e. those which can be disposed of by a Master either immediately, summarily or after a disciplinary hearing include the following:
Misconduct in relation to people
(a) failure by a student to provide her/his correct name, college and other information or ID when so requested by a member of staff;
(b) obstruction of staff in the performance of their duties or the normal business of the University (this includes non-compliance with a request from a Master to attend the Master’s Office);
(c) verbal or written abuse of others by word or deed;
Misconduct in relation to University property, facilities or services
(d) unauthorised possession or use of a key to University property;
(e) misuse or abuse of University equipment or property valued at less than £2,000;
(f) non-compliance with University notices concerning access to or the use of buildings or facilities;
(g) theft, damage, disorderly behaviour in, or defacement of University property.
Misconduct in relation to health and safety
(h) any act or omission which, if committed by a member of staff, would breach Health and Safety legislation or contravention of University Safety Policy or the local safety policies for University buildings or facilities. Non-compliance with such safety requirements is regarded as extremely serious so in certain circumstances or in the case of a second offence a Master may refer the matter to be dealt with by the Disciplinary Panel.
Examples include the following:
i) intentional or reckless interference with mechanical, electrical or other services or installations;
ii) misuse of fire appliances;
iii) an unwarranted sounding or raising of the fire alarm(s);
iv) failure to comply with the University’s no-smoking policy;
v) failure to respond appropriately to a fire alarm;
vi) non-compliance with safety notices, instructions or directions;
vii) unauthorised access to a restricted area.
Misconduct in relation to noise
(i) the inappropriate use of sound equipment on campus or in University accommodation;
Misconduct in relation to information and evidence
(j) the submission of fraudulent information and/or falsified evidence in University processes or failure to provide appropriate evidence in relation to convictions.
The Master may, depending on the circumstances, deem that any ‘Minor’ offence be treated as a ‘Major’ offence. The Dean of a Faculty referring a case relating to (j) above for consideration under these Regulations may recommend that this is dealt with as a “Major” offence.
(ii) ‘Major’ Offences
i.e. those which can normally only be disposed of by a Disciplinary Panel following referment by a Master (or a Dean in relation to (j) above) include the following:
Note: In certain circumstances the Vice-Chancellor or her/his delegate may instruct a Master to deal with these offences. In such a case the penalties available to the Master will include those available to a Disciplinary Panel listed in (iii)b below.
Misconduct in relation to offences against the law
(a) offences against the law (e.g. relating to assault, drugs, firearms, harassment, rape, theft) following the outcome of criminal justice proceedings;
(b) criminal offences on which police action has been concluded (i.e. including a conditional discharge, caution or warning);
(c) any action by a student which could give rise to criminal prosecution against the student or an action in law against the University, its officers or members or to the withdrawal of any licence held by or on behalf of the University;
(d) occupation or use of University property contrary to law and/or regulations or other provisions made by the University;
(e) assault, causing or liable to cause bodily harm;
(f) insulting or violent behaviour including that involving racial, sexual or other abuse, harassment or threat of violence;
Misconduct in relation to University property and equipment and other items
(g) theft, damage or of defacement of University property valued at £2,000 or more;
(h) misuse or abuse of University equipment valued at £2,000 or more;
(i) unauthorised possession by a student of poisons, explosives, firearms or other objects deemed offensive weapons;
Misconduct involving disruption
(j) anti-social behaviour;
(k) behaviour incompatible with membership of the University as an academic and social community which adversely affects the University’s local community and/or attracts adverse publicity;
Misconduct involving misrepresentation
(l) impersonation/conspiracy to impersonation/attempting to influence an officer improperly in relation to matters covered by these Regulations;
(m) repeated breaches of Regulations involving ‘Minor’ offences;
(n) repeated breaches of Regulations.
Note: As the Master or Panel/Committee determines one or more of the penalties from the appropriate list may be imposed on a student contravening these Regulations.
(a) Available to a Master for a case originally heard by a Master, or by a Master or Dean, on appeal:
i) an informal reprimand;
ii) Probation (period to be stated and the student’s School to be advised);
iii) a formal warning concerning the consequences of further breaches of Regulations;
iv) a requirement to compensate for or make good damage and loss; and to meet any costs (not to exceed £2,000) incurred in the investigation of a breach of the Regulations, and/or to provide an apology or apologies in writing and/or in person;
v) a fine (not exceeding £2,000) (a period of payment to be stated);
Note: If the Master so decides part or all of a fine may be suspended subject to any conditions s/he determines.
vi) community service, at the Master’s discretion and subject to monitoring by the Master concerned, and, if not completed satisfactorily, further penalty as the Master determines.
vii) a recommendation to Kent Hospitality/Liberty Living/other partner providers that a licence agreement for University accommodation be revoked (or such to another appropriate person in the case of property outside the University’s control [only to be made where the student’s offence(s) is(are) relevant to such a recommendation]);
viii) a recommendation to the student’s academic school that character references for employment and other purposes reflect this conduct.
ix) exclusion, absolutely or on stated conditions, from the use of the whole or part of Collegiate or other University facilities;
x) confirmation of any disciplinary decision made by the officer in charge of a building in cases which involved infringement of the Regulations governing the use of the building concerned;
xi) confirmation of any disciplinary decision made by the appropriate officer under Regulations for the Library, Computing Facilities and for Traffic in the University or other Regulations;
xii) a requirement to remove from the campus, University or other accommodation, temporarily or permanently, any item s/he deems inappropriate.
(b) Available to a Disciplinary Panel or the Appeal Panel or by the Student Discipline Grievance Committee on appeal:
i) the penalties listed in (a) above;
ii) suspension from any class or classes, and exclusion, absolutely or on stated conditions, from residence in University residential facilities (including such provided by Liberty Living/other partner providers) or from any part of the University or its precincts; any such suspension or exclusion shall be reported to the Secretary of the Council;
iii) exclusion from entry to any examination, either absolutely or subject to stated conditions;
iv) termination of registration as a student of the University, either absolutely or for a stated period and return subject to stated conditions;
v) the withholding of the award of a degree or diploma or certificate either permanently, subject to the approval of the Senate, or until appropriate conditions are fulfilled;
vi) a requirement to compensate for or make good damage and loss; and to meet any costs incurred in the investigation of a breach of the Regulations;
vii) a fine not exceeding £3,000 (a period of payment to be stated).
Note: University residential accommodation is only provided to students. Imposition of Point (iv) above would mean that a student living in University accommodation would also have his/her accommodation licence terminated.
(c) Available to a Master or a body dealing with a case concerning fraudulent information or falsified evidence for an appeal under academic Regulations: one or more of the penalties listed above.
Appendix II Procedures for Investigation and initial decision by a Master of a complaint
(i) The procedures will follow the principles of ‘natural justice’ set out in (2.1.1) of the Regulations. The investigation will normally involve the Master in interviewing those concerned and include obtaining written statements from such individuals. This may also include consideration of film evidence obtained via the University’s CCTV system.
(ii) Details of the complaint, the Master’s enquiries and recommendations for further action will be summarised in a written statement. A copy of the summary statement shall be given to the Master and the student concerned.
(iii) Following (ii) above, the Master considering the case shall:
invite the student to an interview*;
hear what the student has to say;
take any other steps which may seem reasonable or necessary in the circumstances to determine whether or not a breach of Regulations has been committed;
take an initial decision on the matter.
* reasonable notice to be given.
No recording of the Master’s meeting(s) with the student will be permitted.
(iv) Following (iii) above the Master’s decision shall be conveyed to the student in writing within one week of the interview referred to in (iii) above except where a different period is agreed by the Master and the student concerned. This decision may be:
(a) that no further action is required;
(b) to dispose of the case summarily, as set out in the Note to (3.2.5) above;
(c) that a formal disciplinary hearing is required either, in the case of a ‘‘Minor’’ offence, by the Master, or, in the case of a “Major’’ offence, by the Disciplinary Panel.
In both cases under (c) above the Master is required to provide a written explanation of her/his decision to the student concerned and, in the case of a ‘‘Major’ offence to the Secretary of the Council.(v) The procedures for the conduct of hearings by a Master or the Disciplinary Panel following iv (c) above are given in Appendix III.
Appendix III Procedures for the conduct of Disciplinary Hearings (by a Master and by the Disciplinary Panel)
(i) A Master hearing a case may, if s/he so wishes, hear the case with one or two other members of the University*, whose role is restricted to advising the Master, and a Secretary** in attendance.
* academic or academic-related staff
** as determined by the Master
(ii) The Disciplinary Panel will normally be chaired by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor* and consist of a Master and an additional member** and a Secretary*** in attendance.
* where this is not possible the Chair will be a senior member of the academic or academic-related staff.
** academic or academic-related staff
*** as determined by the Secretary of the Council
(iii) The Master or the Chair of the Disciplinary Panel (or the Secretary, where a Secretary has been appointed) is responsible for ensuring that the student is informed, in writing, of the following:
- the matters to be considered by the Master/Disciplinary Panel;
- the student’s right to representation and presentation of her/his case;
and with reasonable notice
- the date of the hearing of the case*; and subsequently
- the outcome (including a written explanation of this);
and, where appropriate, any right of appeal (to be made within seven days of the decision being appealed against being notified).
* i.e. reasonable notice for (i) above and normally at least one week before the date of the hearing for (ii) above.
(iv) The student is entitled to be accompanied by another member of the University or a member of staff of the Students’ Union or a relative who may speak on her/his behalf and, if appropriate, call witnesses to speak for her/him. A student may not be accompanied by a legal representative even if the legal representative is a member of the University, a staff member of the Students’ Union or a relative.
(v) The student is entitled to present a statement of her/his case and other relevant supporting documents.
(vi) Except where the contrary is justifiable in law or required by University regulations or, exceptionally, so decided by the Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel and notified to the student concerned (or her/his representative), the student is entitled:
- to receive copies of all documents used in the consideration of her/his case, and
- to hear and examine evidence presented for consideration of her/his case.
In exceptional circumstances, as so determined by the Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel, the documents may include an anonymised report prepared by an amanuensis on behalf of another/others in order to preserve confidentiality.
(vii) The Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel hearing a student’s case may refuse to admit any written or verbal evidence s/he deems to be irrelevant or inappropriate to the case being considered. The Master/Chair shall give the reasons for such refusal at the end of the hearing of the student’s case.
(viii) In the case of a Master’s hearing the officer presenting the charge(s) against the student would normally be the Master responsible for the initial investigation of the matter(s) being considered. In the case of a hearing by the Disciplinary Panel this would normally be the Master who referred the matter to it. The officer presenting charges may call witnesses to speak to the hearing.
(ix) In exceptional circumstances, as determined by the Chair of the Disciplinary Panel, the Disciplinary Panel may be convened to hear a case following a shorter period of notification than given in (iii) above.
(x) No recording of the hearing(s) conducted by the Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel will be permitted.
(xi) Other than indicated above the Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel may determine the procedures to be used provided these are in accordance with the principles of natural justice. (Section (2) (i.i) of the Regulations refers.)
In the event that a student does not attend any meeting concerning her/his case the Master/Chair of the Disciplinary Panel may proceed as s/he decides is appropriate subject to the student being given adequate and reasonable notice of the meeting.
Appendix IV Procedures for the conduct of Appeals (by a Dean (or nominee), the Appeal Panel and by the Student Discipline Grievance Committee.)
Note: Where “Dean” is referred to below, this should be taken as also referring to the Dean’s nominee hearing an appeal.
 The submission of an appeal is no guarantee of its successful outcome. Where relevant to the case, a deregistered student who has been permitted to continue with his/her studies pending the outcome of an appeal may be required to withdraw from the University immediately should his/her appeal to a Dean or the Appeal Panel fail.
 The University will treat in good faith any appeal which is brought forward by a student under these procedures.
 A student may appeal against the outcome and/or penalty imposed under these Regulations on one or more of the following grounds:
- that there is evidence of a failure to follow the procedures set out in these Regulations or of other administrative error, which casts reasonable doubt on the reliability of the decision; and/or
- that fresh evidence* can be presented, which could not reasonably have been made available before the original decision was made, and which casts reasonable doubt on the reliability of that decision; and/or
- that the outcome and/or penalty were unreasonable or not justified given the evidence which was available at the time.
*where fresh evidence which could have been available at the previous consideration is presented this will be referred back to the Master/Panel concerned as determined by the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Grievance Committee.
 An appeal will only be considered if this is submitted:
- including the grounds for the appeal and the remedial action sought;
- providing all necessary documentary evidence substantiating the grounds of the appeal;
- within the applicable deadline (ie 7 days from the date of the letter notifying the student of the decision).
 Where there is prima facie evidence that the documentation submitted in support of an appeal has been falsified, the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel will disregard such evidence and the appeal will thereafter be considered on the basis of the remaining evidence.
(i) The Dean hearing a case may, if s/he so wishes, hear the case with one or two other members of the University*, whose role is restricted to advising the Dean, and a Secretary** in attendance
* Academic or academic-related staff
Note: Except in exceptional circumstances one member should be a Master but a Master(s) involved in the original determination would not normally be involved in the Appeal.
** as determined by the Dean
(ii) The Appeal Panel will consist of three members*, and a Secretary** in attendance.
* academic or academic-related staff with one designated by the Secretary of the Council as Chair
** as determined by the Secretary of the Council
(iii) The Student Discipline Grievance Committee will consist of three members* and a Secretary** in attendance.
* academic or academic-related staff or lay members of the Council with one designated by the Secretary of the Council as Chair
** as determined by the Secretary of the Council
(iv) The Dean or the Chair of the Panel/Committee (or the Secretary, where a Secretary has been appointed) is responsible for ensuring that the student is informed, in writing, of the following:
- the matters to be considered by the Dean/Panel/Committee;
- the student’s right to representation and presentation of her/his case;
and with reasonable notice
- the date of the hearing of the case*; and subsequently
- the outcome (including a written explanation of this); and
- where appropriate, any right of appeal (to be made within seven days of the decision being appealed against being notified)
* i.e. at least two weeks before the date of the hearing
(v) The student is entitled to be accompanied by another member of the University or a member of staff of the Students’ Union or a relative who may speak on her/his behalf and, if appropriate, call witnesses to speak for her/him. A student may not be accompanied by a legal representative even if the legal representative is a member of the University, a staff member of the Students’ Union or a relative.
(vi) The student is entitled to present a statement of her/his case and other relevant supporting documents.
(vii) Except where the contrary is justifiable in law or required by University regulations or, exceptionally, so decided by the Dean/Chair and notified to the student concerned (or her/his representative), the student is entitled:
- to receive copies of all documents used in consideration of her/his case; and
- to hear and examine any evidence presented for consideration in her/his case.
In exceptional cases, as determined by the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Committee, the documents may include an anonymised report prepared by an amanuensis on behalf of another/others in order to preserve confidentiality.
(viii) The Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Grievance Committee hearing a student’s case may refuse to admit any written or verbal evidence s/he deems to be irrelevant or inappropriate to the case being considered. The Chair shall give the reasons for such refusal at the end of the hearing of the student’s case.
(ix) The hearing will normally be attended by an officer to speak to the decision made by the Master’s Panel/Disciplinary Panel. This officer may call witnesses to speak to the hearing.
(x) No recording of the hearing(s) conducted by the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Committee will be permitted.
(xi) Other than indicated above the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Grievance Committee may determine the procedures to be used provided these are in accordance with the principles of natural justice. (Section (2.1.1) of the Regulations refers.)
In the event that a student does not attend any meeting concerning her/his case the Dean/Chair of the Appeal Panel/Student Discipline Grievance Committee may proceed as s/he decides is appropriate subject to the student being given adequate and reasonable notice of the meeting.
Appendix V Arrangements relating to cases where criminal procedures are under consideration, in hand or have been completed
(i) The University recognises its responsibility to comply with the law, and where necessary, to co-operate with the appropriate agencies in any investigations into alleged criminal activity on the campus, to ensure that no criminal activity takes place on campus or otherwise to enforce the law.
(ii) Normally the University will take no action against a student in respect of any alleged offence which breaches both the criminal law and the University’s regulations and on which police action is under consideration/in hand or pending except that in such a case the Vice-Chancellor (or, acting on her/his behalf, a Deputy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor or, if none of these officers are available, the Senior Master) may decide to take action as outlined in Section (2.1.3) above.
(iii) Following completion of police enquiries and action any disciplinary action under these Regulations will take into account the penalty, if any, imposed by the Courts or by the Police.
(iv) The University’s decision as to whether and when to commence disciplinary proceedings under these Regulations is likely to depend on a number of considerations which, depending on the circumstances, may include the following:
(a) the seriousness of the alleged offence(s);
(b) the speed with which the matter proceeds through the criminal justice system;
(c) the outcome of the criminal proceedings;
(d) where appropriate, the wishes of both the victim(s) and the offender(s);
(e) where appropriate, the availability of the alleged offender(s).
A Master, or other member of the University, when receiving a report that a student has been involved in a case in which criminal procedures are under consideration, in hand or have been completed, should report this immediately to the Secretary of the Council. The Secretary of the Council will inform the Vice-Chancellor, who will decide whether or not to take any action as outlined in (2.1.3) above and/or under these Regulations and the timing of such action. The Secretary of the Council will advise the Master whether and when s/he is required to take action, including action under these Regulations, and the procedures to be used.
Appendix 6 Diagram of Procedures (pdf)