We would like to update our community on two recent cases that were considered by Senate Discipline Committee:
Two students have been expelled from the University for serious misconduct related to breaches of Covid-19 regulations.
Our University community is based on respect and care for one another and for the local residents with whom we share our city. The vast majority of students have responded to Government restrictions, in place to help control the spread of Covid-19, as responsible citizens.
Nevertheless, the threat posed by Covid-19 is now acute and we must, if a student breaks the Government or University regulations, take swift and decisive action.
Working with Durham County Council Public Health Team and local partners, we have developed robust health and safety plans. These plans are informed by UK government and expert guidance, and enable us to provide a Covid-secure environment for our University community. We communicate regularly with our staff and students to remind them of the latest Covid-19 guidelines.
If you observe potential Covid-19 breaches, including large gatherings and house parties, please report them via the Durham Constabulary website live chat function or by calling the 101 non-emergency number.
Visit our dedicated web page to find out how we’re managing breaches of Covid-19 regulations.