Student Disciplinary Matters
Student disciplinary matters include potential infringements or breaches of one or more Bangor University Regulations or the Code of Conduct. For clarity, disciplinary matters are split into two categories; academic misconduct and non-academic misconduct.
We aim to resolve Student disciplinary matters informally where appropriate and aim for early resolution of any disputes. We encourage complainants to have made attempts to resolve any issues directly with the person or group that it relates to before reporting it formally if appropriate, however we understand that this is not always possible or that you may not wish to.
Academic Misconduct may include:
Plagiarism, contract cheating, ghost-writing, cheating in examinations or formal assessments, falsifying data, breaching research or ethics policies, or collusion.
The Bangor University Academic Integrity Procedure may be followed in this instance.
Non-Academic Misconduct may include:
- Behavioural Misconduct
Antisocial, abusive or threatening behaviour, sexual misconduct, violence, harassment, hate crimes, behaviour likely to bring the University into disrepute, damage to property or abuse of facilities, causing a health or safety concern, and other behaviour that might also be a criminal offence.
The Bangor University Regulation for Student Discipline may be followed for these examples.
- Professional Misconduct
A breach or infringement of any relevant professional code of practice or similar is reported to have occurred.
The Bangor University Suitability / Fitness to Practise Procedure may be followed for these examples.
For us to be able to consider your report, please follow this guidance:
We need information
Write to us and tell us who you are and if you are a Bangor University Student or a Staff member. If you are neither, please let us know in what capacity you are making contact.
Include your email address and contact number and advise which is your preferred contact method. If you would prefer an alternative communication method, please make this clear.
Clearly describe what your report relates to and include any supporting evidence.
Detail any discussions or previous attempts you have undertaken to resolve the matter. A narrative including dates, times and names will assist us.
Please clearly state the outcome(s) that you are looking to achieve from your complaint.
You can expect an initial response within 5 working days of our receipt of your written report.
If you prefer, you can report your complaint by post to: Bangor University, Senior Student Conduct and Complaints Officer, Governance and Compliance Office, Penbre, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG.
Any queries, actions or appeals arising from the disciplinary process are to be referred to the Senior Student Conduct and Complaints Officer.
Please note that due to the sensitive nature of this work and need for confidentiality, we may be limited in the information that we can provide to complainants regarding specific outcomes.
Student Disciplinary Procedures
Please see our FAQs for an evolving list of frequently asked questions and answers.