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Recent Disciplinary Notices

Published Friday 13 January 2022

We would like to update our community on the recent cases that were considered by Senate Discipline Committee.

Michaelmas term

Case One:

One student was subject to a no contact order following a breach of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy.

Case Two:

One student was expelled from the University following a serious breach of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy.

Case Three:

One ex-student was permanently prohibited from participating in Alumni events and prohibited from entering the grounds, facilities and premises of Durham University, or attending any internal or external events or activities organised by or held in the name of Durham University, following a serious breach of the University Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy.

Case Four:

One student was subject to a no contact order following a breach of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy.

In addition to these four cases, the Committee also considered two cases that completed during summer vacation:

Case One

Following a serious breach of the University Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy, one student was permanently prohibited from participating in Alumni events, entering the grounds, facilities and premises of Durham University, or attending any internal or external events or activities organised by or held in the name of Durham University, 

Case Two

One student was permanently expelled from the University following a serious breach under the Non-Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Procedure.

Our Senate Discipline Committee, said: “Durham University is a safe place to live, work and study, but we are determined to make it even more so.  There is no place here for individuals who are found to have committed acts of sexual misconduct, or violence.  

“We have committed to our community that we will promptly investigate, take action and provide support when our students disclose or report instances of sexual misconduct or violence to us.  

“This approach has seen an increase in cases reported to us, but we see this as our community growing in confidence that we will act appropriately in response to such reports; and we are resolved that it will not deter us from our commitment.”  

More information 

  • Students can disclose incidents of sexual misconduct and violence to their College Student Support Office. They will provide you with support and refer to you specialist help as appropriate. They can help you consider your reporting options including reporting to the University to initiate the process within the Sexual Violence & Misconduct Policy.
  • Durham University Counselling Service counsellors are also available for support.