• Case ref:
    201803887
  • Date:
    May 2019
  • Body:
    Edinburgh Napier University
  • Sector(s):
    Universities
  • Subject:
    student discipline
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations

Summary

Mr C complained on behalf of his son (Mr A) that Mr A was unreasonably excluded from the university and that the investigation into the alleged misconduct was inadequate.

We found that the university had reasonably followed their disciplinary and appeals procedures including keeping to timescales and providing an opportunity for Mr A to respond to the allegations brought against him. We also found that reasonable adjustments were made, including extending timescales for Mr A to respond and allowing additional parties to attend the disciplinary committee meeting to support Mr A if required. We did not uphold this complaint.