Like all universities in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire have several policies in place to protect you and the academic standards of the institution. Most student won’t ever need to refer to them, but it is important to know what to do if you find yourself in a situation where you are being referred to one of these policies.


Academic Discipline

Academic concerns and other academic offences can have some very serious consequences, so it is important that you know how to avoid getting yourself into any difficult situations whilst studying. The University's Study Hub has lots of helpful information about this.


  • Academic Concerns occur if the university believes that the academic integrity of your work has been compromised, but without direct intent from you.
  • Academic Offences occur if the university believes and it can be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the academic integrity of your work has been compromised, with deliberate intent from you, or through active negligence, to gain an academic advantage through unfair means.

Fitness to Practise / Cause for Concern

Every University in the UK with students who are studying on a professionally recognised qualification, for example, teacher training, social work and midwifery, have Fitness to Practise procedures in place to ensure that their students to meet the standards set out by the professional bodies of the associated industries. The objective of this procedure is to safeguard all parties involved and to support the student to develop in their studies.