Student Code of Behaviour

Read the NTU Student Code of Behaviour.

We're committed to making NTU an enjoyable and safe place for all students.

We're very clear on how we expect our students to conduct themselves. You must be responsible and respectful to other people. That includes other students, NTU staff, visitors, and the local community alike.

Our Student Code of Behaviour lays out the discipline regulations for NTU students. It'll make you aware of your behavioural responsibilities. There are separate documents describing how we consider cases of misconduct.

The higher education Student Code of Behaviour lays out standards of behaviour expected from undergraduate and postgraduate students and the procedures followed in cases of alleged misconduct.

The further education Student Code of Behaviour lays out standards of behaviour expected from further education students and the procedures followed in cases of alleged misconduct.

These documents are supported by the Student Code of Behaviour Appendix.

We expect a high standard of behaviour whether you are on campus or not. As a member of the NTU community, you must be aware of the impact of your interactions with others. Discriminatory and negative behaviour is not tolerated and may also be unlawful. Please visit our Respect and dignity page for advice.

We're serious about breaches of the code. There are penalties for proven transgressions, including suspension or permanent expulsion from NTU. Read the quick behaviour and standards guide. It gives examples of behaviours that breach the code, and of the penalties for doing so.

You can make a report to the University or start procedures against another student. Use our Student Code of Behaviour Report form.

Sexual misconduct

We define 'sexual misconduct' as any sexual act occurring without the consent of all parties. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • sexual assault
  • rape
  • sexual harassment
  • stalking
  • sharing of sexual images
  • making inappropriate sexual comments.

We have officers trained to support you.

Following an incident of sexual misconduct, you have options. You may choose to disclose the incident to a member of staff to seek support only.

You can submit a report to the University or start procedures against another student. Use our Student Code of Behaviour Report form.

Student support staff can discuss your report with you. They can help you make an informed decision about what you want to do. See further information on support.

Where a crime has been committed, we always encourage you to report it to the police. They have capabilities and resources to investigate. Our own procedures can only cover breaches of the Student Code of Behaviour.

Reporting Racism

At NTU we are proud to be a progressive and inclusive university. We stand wholeheartedly in opposition to racism. We do not tolerate racism from or towards students. Where matters of misconduct are reported to us we investigate fully.

You can make a report to the University or start procedures against another student. Use our Student Code of Behaviour Report form.

Student support staff can discuss how to report this with you. They can also help you make an informed decision about what you want to do. See further information on support.

Where a crime has been committed, we'll always encourage you to report it to the police. They have capabilities and resources to investigate. Our own procedures can only cover breaches of the Student Code of Behaviour.

Breaking COVID guidance

We know that most of our students will be enjoying the relaxation in the government restrictions and acting as responsible adults. However, should government restrictions change, NTU will investigate any student who is found to be in breach of them.

If you're reported to us for breaking COVID guidelines, you could receive a warning letter and a fine of up to £500.

Examples of breaking COVID guidelines will depend on government guidance at the time but include:

  • an unauthorised guest or guests at your place of residence
  • failure to self-isolate
  • organising or attending a party
  • recording or sharing videos of parties on social media
  • receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) from the local authorities
  • abusive or aggressive behaviour.

Multiple breaches will result in:

  • escalating fines
  • a final written warning
  • an investigation.

Depending on the severity of the incident, we may also suspend you from your studies. We'll then refer you to a Serious Disciplinary Panel. This could result in your permanent expulsion from NTU.

These are just examples. The sanction we impose will depend on the circumstances. We may even increase it. Please read the appendix for COVID guideline breaches alongside the full Student Code of Behaviour policy.

  • Last updated: 19/08/2021