We expect all of our students to follow the expectations that we set out. We will be looking for you to be honest and clear with us about your background, and any risks that may be presented to yourself and others, and it is your responsibility to tell us about this.
If we find out about a criminal record, we might need to get more information first. To do this, we might speak to you, or others connected to your case, someone from the Probation Service or the police. If you have a probation, court or other legal order which places restrictions on you, we will need details of these. This is so that we can determine what we can put in place to support you in following them.
Once we have all of the information we need, a member of the management team from your School or Institute will look at this. They may involve other, appropriate members of staff in this process, such as a member of the Safeguarding Team. They will decide whether it’s something that needs further consideration. If they don’t think it will affect your studies, your application will continue, and we won’t take any further action.
If it’s something that they think needs to be looked at in more detail, your application will go to a Panel. If you are an applicant this well be the Applicant Review Panel, for current students, it will be a Student Review Panel.