CASE SUMMARIES

Fitness to practise - PI071901

Cardiff University

A student who was starting a healthcare course at the provider filled out an occupational health questionnaire. The student informed the provider that they had not had any vaccinations and would not now consent to be vaccinated.

Fitness to practise - PI071902

St George’s, University of London

A medical student was accused of dishonesty in relation to drug use and trying to cheat a compulsory drug test. The provider decided that the student’s fitness to practise was impaired and terminated their studies. The student appealed but the provider rejected the appeal.

Progression regulations - PI071903

The London School of Economics and Political Science

A student was in their final year of a law degree. The student had adjustments in place for the final year exams because of a short-term health condition. In summer 2018 the student sat and passed all the law modules with a 2.1 but failed an accountancy module with a mark below 30.

Disability: funding reasonable adjustments - PI071904

The Open University

A disabled student enrolled on a distance learning master’s degree, having successfully completed undergraduate studies at the provider. The student found the process of applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) more difficult than in previous years, in part due to the changes in which funding body was administering the process. The provider and the funding body had to resolve a concern about how to deal with non-conventional academic years.

Student fee status - PI071905

University of Portsmouth

A student was a refugee who had been given permission to appeal a Home Office decision about their status under “Human Rights” grounds. The student applied to the provider to join a healthcare course.

Course delivery - PI071906

Wrexham Glyndwr University

A group of eight students complained to the provider about the content of their healthcare-related course, how it was delivered and the support they were given on their programme. The complaints related to the first and second years of their studies.

Non-academic disciplinary - PI071907

York College

An undergraduate student was suspended and invited to a disciplinary meeting after a member of staff at their provider raised concerns about their behaviour. At the meeting the student said they had mental health difficulties.

Industrial action - CS051901

A student complained to us, through their solicitor, that 31 lectures/tutorials had been cancelled due to industrial action during the first year of their undergraduate degree. The student requested compensation for lost teaching time.

Industrial action - CS051902

A student was in the final year of an undergraduate degree course at the time of the industrial action. They complained to the provider that they had paid for lectures and seminars which were not provided, that their performance in one module had been affected, and that the industrial action had a detrimental impact on their mental health. They requested a partial refund of tuition fees.

Industrial action - CS051903

A student was in the final year of an undergraduate degree course at the time of the industrial action. They complained to the provider that lectures and tutorial support were withdrawn by the teaching staff over several weeks. They requested a partial refund of tuition fees.