When the provision of false or misleading information in support of an application comes to light after enrolment:-
- The relevant Admissions Office administrator shall write to the student outlining the discrepancy and requesting the student to submit a written reply addressing why false or misleading information has been provided.
- The reply shall be referred to the relevant Admissions Tutor and the Admissions Officer who shall decide whether or not the candidate has a case to answer.
- If it is decided that there is a case to answer, the student shall be invited to respond before a decision is taken as to possible sanction.
- If, after considering the student’s response to the allegation, it is decided that there has been a deliberate attempt to provide false or misleading information, one or more of the following penalties shall be invoked:
- a formal note of censure be appended to the student’s record;
- the student’s candidature be downgraded (e.g. from Ph.D. to M.Phil.; from Bachelor’s degree to undergraduate diploma);
- the candidate’s offer of a place be withdrawn and, as a consequence, that the candidate be required to withdraw from the University
- Students who wish to appeal to the Dean of Admissions against any of the above sanctions can do so under the Admissions Appeals process.