Academic Services

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. 

Code of Student Conduct

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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Respect at Edinburgh

Academic Freedom and 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.

EDI policies and positions


Advice and Support

University support is available if you have experienced unacceptable behaviour from another student.

Requesting an investigation

Information about the student conduct process, including how to request an investigation, what to expect during the process, and sources of support.

Being investigated

What to expect if you are investigated under the student conduct process, including sources of support.