The University, like any other society or collective body, must have rules to be observed by its individual members and these must include sanctions against their infringement.
The maintenance of the standards of scholarship, personal integrity and communal life is essential to the existence and good name of the University. This depends mainly on its members taking responsibility for organising their academic work, their personal lives and their participation in the University community.
In particular members must accept and where necessary help enforce decisions taken by the University as a whole, and cooperate with those authorised by the University to take action to ensure that good standards of behaviour are maintained.
Students living outside the University in rented accommodation or in halls operated by other providers are responsible for respecting their neighbours in the local community and should ensure that they and their guests behave in a considerate manner in order to maintain the good reputation of the University.
Where students share accommodation it is both an individual and a corporate responsibility. The University depends in particular on students accepting and where necessary helping to enforce the decisions taken by the University to ensure that good standards of behaviour are maintained.
The Regulations for Conduct and the penalties for breaking the rules can be found in the University's student policies and procedures.
In addition, there is a Code of Conduct for those residing in Halls of Residence which supplements these Regulations and which is available to all students in Halls.