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This page provides detailed information regarding St George’s student procedures. There is specific guidance for investigating officers, presenting officers and members of hearing committees to give an idea of what to expect if asked to take on these roles.

Introduction to St George’s student procedures and the regulatory framework

Delivered by Dr Aileen O'Brien.

This presentation is most useful for staff looking for a general introduction to the different student procedures and includes:

  • an introduction to procedural frameworks (stages, thresholds and external review)
  • external stakeholders that influence procedural design
  • the principles of good practise in the operation of procedures (the importance of process and student support)
  • brief overview of regulations and policies which are relevant to the different procedures
  • case studies – what would you do?

Session 1 presentation slides (PPT)

Mechanics of the investigation stage

Delivered by Professor Andy Kent

This presentation is most useful for staff who are currently investigating a case, or who would like more information about becoming an investigating officer. It includes:

  • the role of investigating officer
  • preparing for investigations
  • interview techniques
  • dealing with third parties and investigative complications
  • mitigation and its influence on case progression
  • writing a robust investigating officer report
  • acting in accordance with the investigating officer protocol (PDF).

Referral to a hearing committee

Delivered by Dr Robert Nagaj.

This presentation is most suitable for presenting officers and internal and external hearing committee members. It includes:

  • the role of presenting officer, on behalf of St George’s
  • preparing the St George’s case to present to a hearing committee
  • committee membership
  • role of the committee members
  • how to prepare for a hearing committee
  • outcomes – sanctions, proportionality and justification of decision making.

What to expect – a simulated hearing committee

A hearing committee is convened when an investigating officer recommends to the Principal of St George’s that a case should be a hearing committee and the Principal agrees with this decision. The simulated hearing committee videos is based on the fictitious case of Mr Tom Walker, a Final Year MBBS5 student.

The investigating officer report and presenting officer case sample report (Word) provide the case history for Hearing.

We recommend these materials are read prior to watching the simulated video.

Mitigating Circumstances, Provisional Appeals, and Formal Academic Appeals

Delivered by Miss Frances Stannard, Student Conduct and Compliance Officer.

This presentation covers the grounds for submitting formal academic appeals and explains how mitigating circumstances processes, provisional appeals and formal academic appeals all link together.

Discretionary panel procedure training

Delivered by Miss Frances Stannard, Student Conduct and Compliance Officer.

This presentation provides  an overview of Discretionary Panels and their purpose, clarifies the associated timeframes and the planning process, and summarises the options available to students if they are dissatisfied by the Discretionary Panel decision.

Overview diagram

The diagram below provides an overview of how the various roles described within the presentations map onto the Student Procedures that you may have been asked to act under.

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