Committing a disciplinary offence can affect your right to undertake a period of study abroad or affect the countries in which you are permitted to study. You may be prohibited from studying abroad if you have been convicted of a serious offence such as, but not limited to:
- Conviction of a criminal offence
- Using, selling or possessing within the University any controlled drug
- Exhibiting threatening, intimidating or violent behaviour
Essex Abroad will liaise with the University of Essex Proctor with regards to offences which have been committed.
Students are required to inform Essex Abroad of any conduct matters arising since commencing their study at the University of Essex or that arise once they have applied for their year abroad.
Please refer to the Code of Student Conduct for more information and speak to Essex Abroad regarding any restrictions that may be imposed on you.
Academic offences such as plagiarism or false authorship are classed as a separate offence. Students who have committed an academic offence may have an impact that will lower their mark(s) and this may in turn affect their study abroad options as University allocations are actioned based on first year mark.