Continuation and Readmission Policy and Procedures
Where a Governing Board deems that a student’s performance and/or progression within a programme is academically unacceptable, the relevant Governing Board shall refer the case to the Academic Council or its relevant committee to decide whether the student is or is not eligible to continue in that programme. The Academic Council Committee on Student Conduct and Capacity (ACCSCC) is the relevant committee in such cases. The flowcharts and referral form below provide further guidance on the stages of the procedures that will be followed in such cases.
UCD Fitness to Continue in Study Policy and Procedures
The University’s expectations regarding student conduct and behaviour are articulated in the UCD Student Code. However, in some circumstances, a concern may arise about a student’s behaviour, capacity, welfare or wellbeing to the extent that their fitness to continue in study is a cause for concern. The concern may arise because faculty or staff or others consider that a student’s health, behaviour or actions may constitute a risk to the learning, working, or living experience of themselves or others. The University has a duty to ensure that a student is fit to continue in study while undertaking education and training. The flowcharts below provide further guidance on the stages of the procedures that will be followed in such cases.
Student Fitness to Practise
Some programmes require students to complete aspects of their learning in professional settings, placing them in direct contact with professional practitioners and members of the public. The University has a duty to ensure that students are fit to practise while undertaking education and training. The Student Fitness to Practise Policy provides a set of overarching principles and a process framework under which fitness to practise concerns will be managed.
- Student Fitness to Practise Procedures and Guidelines
- Programmes Subject to Student to Fitness to Practise (Policy Appendix)
Student Fitness to Practise Programme Statements
- PhD in Clinical Psychology
- Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
- Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing
- Master of Social Work
- Medicine and Radiography
- Diploma in Drug Counselling Theory and Intervention Skills
- Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work
- MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics