Fitness to Practise
Fitness to Practise (FTP) procedures can lead to serious consequences. The most severe of which is exclusion from your course and university. It is always prudent in these matters to obtain legal advice at the earliest stage. By doing so you will safeguard that you are treated fairly and justly during the process from the outset.
Also, legal intervention will ensure that the university follow their regulations correctly and provide the necessary quality of evidence against you. FTP proceedings can quickly become overwhelming if you try to deal with them alone. It will become necessary to scrutinise evidence, prepare responses to the university position, draft statements and collate evidence supporting your position. It is important to start working on your matter from the moment a potential FTP issue is raised by the University. Also, strict deadlines will apply and you will need to ensure you comply with all the university deadlines.If FTP procedures have commenced, or you are worried that that the University may commence them, contact us now for some immediate advice. Any delay may negatively impact you or your ability to file your own evidence.
Discrimination claims can be common, especially disability discrimination. The time limits for filing discrimination claims are very tight, so if you think you may have any issue it is worth getting advice straightaway. If you have a disability that the University is aware of, then the university have a duty to ensure that reasonable adjustments accommodating your disability are put in place. In some instances universities can fail to accommodate disabilities correctly and still penalise the students in their exams or course related work.
If you feel that you are not performing well because of your disability it is worth contacting us for advice.
We can also assist you in liaising with the university to ensure the right adjustments are put in place for you.Do not forget, if you think you have suffered any form of discrimination get advice sooner rather than later because of the very strict deadlines to file claims.
The Higher Education Law Specialist at Charles and Co Solicitors, Sukhvir Gill, has noticed an increasing trend in matters relating to University Fitness to Practise processes, in that students are not always Read More