Fitness to Practise 2016-2017

The University has a responsibility to ensure that students studying on certain courses are fit to qualify in their respective professions, regardless of performing well in assessments and not committing a specific offence. A student’s fitness to practise may be assessed for a number of reasons, for example a drug/alcohol related problem, mental ill health or any condition or disorder which would adversely affect the student’s performance. The University has a responsibility to deal with such students to ensure that they do not qualify to practise in a profession when they are deemed not fit to do so. This may also apply to other students working for professional qualifications, for example in other professions allied to medicine.

If it is believed that a student has breached professional standards or conduct, a Cause for Concern form should be completed and forwarded to the appropriate course leader, who will discuss the issue with the head of school.

Request for Review

Students have the right to request a review of the penalty imposed by the Fitness to Practise Committee. Requests for review can only be considered where they meet the grounds for review as detailed in the regulations. The request for review must be submitted to the Student Casework Unit on the correct form and should be received within 10 working days of the formal notification of the outcome of the Fitness to Practise Committee.

Request for Review of a Fitness to Practise Decision Form English | Cymraeg
Guidance Notes on the Request for Review of a Fitness to Practise Decision Form English | Cymraeg

Fitness to Practise Regulations Archive

2015-2016

University of Wales, Newport

Policy and Procedure Governing Fitness to Practice English