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Guidance for allegations of student misconduct: implementation of the Universities UK/Pinsent Masons guidance on how to handle alleged student misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence

Universities UK is working with institutions to implement guidance published by Pinsent Masons in 2016 on how to deal with instances of alleged student misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence. ​

The guidance, an update of the previous 'Zellick guidelines', marks a significant departure in the way these cases should be handled, including changes to structures, systems, processes and procedures, for which there is no precedent nor ‘off-the-shelf’ solution. 

This update, the first of a planned series, explores recent work with Coventry University to develop a case-management system​, and sets out practical advice on taking first disclosures.



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