Appendix 33 – Fitness to Study Procedures: 2015-16

From:Student Services
Part of: Academic Regulations > Academic Regulations 2015-16 > Appendices 2015-16


Appendix 33 describes the procedure that would be used by the University where there are concerns that a student is not fit to study.  It is an open and supportive framework for dealing with a situation where a student’s health, wellbeing or behaviour could have a detrimental impact on their own or others ability to progress and function.

Surprising Terms

Section 1.3
The term Fitness to Study as used in these procedures relates to the whole student experience and not just a student’s ability to engage with their studies.

In such exceptional cases, Edge Hill’s duty of care may require us to remove a student from the University.

Section 4.2.5 iii
A student can be suspended from the course for a specified period pending the outcome of a formal risk assessment.

Section 4.3.5
The review meeting may consider the option to recommend to the Vice Chancellor that the student is withdrawn from the University.

Section 5.2
In all cases, return to study will require satisfactory medical evidence of the student’s fitness to study.

Appendix A B.9
Failure to attend will not necessarily negate the proceedings, which, if deemed necessary, will go ahead in the student’s absence.

Appendix A B.9 III
The student’s return to study will be subject to confirmation by the Director of Student Services which may require a report from appropriately qualified experts approved by the University.

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