Behaviour management and intervention processes in Accommodation

Conduct within University accommodation

As a student and a resident of University accommodation, you are expected to work and behave in ways that reflect our values inside and outside the institution. This includes treating others in a respectful and considerate manner.

Our disciplinary rules and procedures are available via the Student Conduct Policy and reporting incidents information.

If you behave in a way that has a negative impact on others, breach any of the terms and conditions of residence, or commit a criminal offence, there are a variety of penalties that may be invoked. Each incident will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, depending on its severity.

Conduct procedures and escalation in Accommodation

If you breach the terms and conditions in one of the categories below you will be dealt with accordingly. If you breach the terms and conditions more than once in that category you will escalate to the next level of discipline. 

View the levels of escalation:

For example, if you are on a final warning for fire tampering with a smoke detector and you are then found to have propped open the kitchen fire door you will be issued with a notice to quit your accommodation. Notice to quit gives you 28 days to leave the accommodation but you are still liable for your rent until the original end of your contract.

Please note:

  • Where it is not known who is responsible for misconduct within a flat/house, each resident within that flat/house will be liable for the full penalty unless the person(s) responsible comes forward.
  • Where damage is caused within a flat/house, the cost of repair will be split equally between all residents within that flat/house unless the person(s) responsible comes forward.
  • Towards the end of your contract, if an awareness course is not available you will be liable for the full penalty charge.
  • Depending on the nature of the breach in terms and conditions, spot checks may be conducted on your room or flat/house.
  • Where disciplinary action is taken and alcohol is involved, you may be required to attend an Alcohol Awareness Course. Failure to attend this course will result in a £100 penalty charge.
  • We reserve the right to confiscate any items that are causing a nuisance to others, eg laser pens, strobe lighting or any items that contravene the terms and conditions.

In instances where a notice to quit is served, referral may also be made to Student and Partnership Services for consideration in respect of University disciplinary procedures.

In all cases of discipline, penalties will be balanced with information about getting help, advice and support. Independent advice, guidance and representation can be obtained from The Students’ Union at UWE Advice Centre.

Advice and representation

In all cases of disciplinary action we recommend you contact The Students’ Union at UWE for assistance and advice. Representatives from The Students’ Union at UWE are welcome at any meeting regarding a disciplinary matter and can be contacted via telephone on +44 (0)117 32 82676 or email


Following disciplinary action by Accommodation Services you have the right to appeal the decision made. An appeal should be addressed to the Head of Accommodation Services and received within seven working days of the date of the written notification from Accommodation Services. Please state clearly the grounds in which you are appealing.


Depending on the nature of the breach of licence, we reserve the right to refer the matter to the Director of Student and Partnership Services for consideration in respect of University disciplinary procedures. If you wish to make serious allegations about the behaviour of other UWE Bristol students you should contact the Student Policy Team in Student and Partnership Services via

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