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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).

Session 2 presentation slides (PPT)

Investigating officer report template (Word)

Investigating officer report example case study (Word)

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.

Session 3 presentation slides (PPT)

Supplementary handout (Word)

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.

Discretionary panel procedure training

Delivered by Ms Amerie Norville (Student Conduct and Compliance Officer)

Discretionary panel training (Panopto)

Discretionary panel training appendix (PDF)

This presentation is designed to for the teams and panellists involved in the considering students under the procedure for consideration for a final discretionary attempt. It includes:

  • an introduction and overview of the discretionary panel procedure

  • roles and responsibilities of the individuals involved in the process

  • thigs to be aware of when preparing for a discretionary panel

  • implications for St George’s if the process is not adhered to (appeals, OIA complaints, reputational and financial costs)

  • case study.

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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