It can be very distressing if you have been accused of something.  

It’s important to be aware that the University will not make assumptions and will not consider a person ‘guilty’ until an accusation has been investigated.  All those involved in a complaint will be treated fairly and offered advice and support.  

What happens when something is reported?  

When a report is made about a student or staff member, there are procedures that will be followed. If you are a student and have received a Notice of Investigation letter you will be advised to contact the Report and Support Team and speak to one of the SLO’s.  

This is a formal process, and the allegation will be formally investigated under Regulation 23 on Student Disciplinary Offences:  

It is very important to read any documents sent to you very carefully, and if you have any questions contact your SLO.  

It is important to note that at this stage, it is still an investigation and no allegations have been found proven. 

The investigation process is not a legal process, but instead is an allegation made under the University's policies and processes. 

Your SLO will be able to answer any questions you may have and also support you with your wellbeing and academic work affected by the case.  

There are two ways you can tell us what happened