A ‘relevant’ criminal conviction is one which may have implications for the University’s duty of care towards the safety of our students, staff, and visitors. This includes, but is not limited to convictions concerning:
• Any kind of violence including (but not limited to) threatening behaviour, offences concerning the intention to harm or offences which resulted in actual bodily harm.
• Sexual offences, including those listed in the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
• The unlawful supply of controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking (drug offences only involving possession are not relevant offences).
• Offences involving firearms.
• Offences involving arson.
• Offences involving terrorism.
This list is not definitive but seeks to outline the sorts of offences for which a conviction will be considered relevant by the University.
All disclosures are treated confidentially and restricted to relevant members of staff.
If you have an unspent conviction but are unsure if it will be relevant, you may disclose this conviction confidentially and we will advise whether we consider it to be relevant. If it is not relevant, no further action will be taken.