Do you ever ask students to leave the College?
- We would ask students to leave the College if they bully or abuse other students, members or the college staff or their homestay hosts.
- We would ask students to leave the College if they break the law of the UK.
- We would ask students to leave the College if they are persistently late, or absent without a good reason.
- Students who have not paid for their course or accommodation will have their course or accommodation terminated.
Melton College will not accept students expressing views which are discriminatory towards other students, members of staff, hosts and their families and the general public.
Melton College will not tolerate students possessing extremist materials, expressing extremist views in person or via social media, using extremist language or threatening violence
If a student’s behaviour is unacceptable, Melton College will take the following steps.
- An informal meeting between the student and the Academic Manager to try to resolve the issue. The Head of Student Services may attend the meeting and, if wished, the student may bring a friend or group leader. After the meeting, the College will give the student a letter, setting out the changes the College expects to see and the timescale for these changes. For students under the age of 18, a copy will be sent to the student’s parents.
- If the issue is not resolved, the student will be required to attend a formal meeting with the College Principal. The student may bring a friend or group leader to the meeting and, if under the age of 18, the College will endeavour to speak with the student’s parents before the meeting to explain the situation. The College may speak with the student’s agent (if applicable) and entrust them with the task of speaking with the student’s parents. If there is no good reason for the student failing to comply with the requirements set out following the first meeting, the student will be given a final written warning, requiring a change in behaviour with immediate effect.
- If the student does not comply with the requirements of the final warning, the College will ask the student to leave. The student’s agent and sponsors (if applicable) will be informed. The UK visa authorities (if applicable) will be informed. The parents and (if applicable) agents of students under 18 will be contacted and arrangements made for the student to return home as soon as practicable.
Any student over the age of 18 convicted of an offence will be automatically asked to leave.
Any student over the age of 18 accused of any form of abuse of a student under the age of 18 will be asked to leave the College with immediate effect but will be allowed to remain in student accommodation whilst the matter is investigated. In such cases, the homestay provider will be informed.