Code of Student Conduct
How the University manages unacceptable behaviour by students
The University is committed to fostering a positive culture for working and studying for all students, where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from violence, harassment, bullying and discrimination.
The University expects all students to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in their day-to-day activities, including in their dealings with other students, staff and external organisations. The University aims to deal with allegations of unacceptable behaviour in a fair and consistent manner, following the procedures set out in the Code of Student Conduct.
The Code of Student Conduct
The Code of Student Conduct applies to all students of the University.
Student conduct cases where investigation began on or after 16 January 2023:
Student conduct cases where investigation began before 16 January 2023:
Notes of the key changes in the 16 January 2023 Code
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) website provides information for staff and students on current University equality, diversity and inclusion policies. The University ‘Respect at Edinburgh’ website provides information and guidance including the University Dignity and Respect Policy, and University Statement on Freedom of Expression.
The University has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) definition of Islamophobia. Further information on University EDI policies and positions can be found by following the link below.