Home > Events > Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence: conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education

Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence: conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education

30 Apr - 6 Jun 2019, 09:30 - 16:30


A best practice masterclass on conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education.

Following the success of this event when it was run in October 2018, we are rerunning the event. This time delegates have the choice of two venues – Woburn House in London on 30 April 2019, and Cheadle House in Greater Manchester on 6 June 2019.

This masterclass follows on from a successful workshop on 20 July with LimeCulture which looked at the implementation of a case management process from 'end-to-end' drawing on the experience of Keele University, this masterclass focuses on managing inquiries and investigations, which is a critical part of case management and will support institutions in 'how to do it'.

The landscape is complicated by the overlapping, occasionally conflicting and competing contexts within which the investigation has to be conducted, contexts that need to balance internal policies, professional requirements and statutory law whilst recognising that allegations can take many forms, including student-to-student misconduct, staff-to-student misconduct, staff-to-staff misconduct and student-to-staff misconduct.

Why should you attend?

Delegates will hear from professional experts from Intersol Global who have significant expertise in devising investigation and interviewing solutions. Building on the framework provided by the Universities UK/ Pinsent Masons guidance on "How To Handle Alleged Student Misconduct Which May Also Constitute a Criminal Offence" and reviews of existing practice, UUK have invited Intersol Global to provide some innovative and useful investigation tools and solutions enabling universities to be better positioned to:

  • Handle investigations consistently and with empathy and sensitivity
  • Comply with prevailing policies and statutes
  • Make more consistent and reliable decisions
  • Manage cases 'Extraordinarily'
  • Secure efficiencies and significant cashable savings associated with unsatisfactory investigations
  • Manage risk and reputation

With contributions by additional speakers; UUK and Intersol will facilitate a fascinating introduction to the world of investigation, forensic interviewing, and the concept of 'Extraordinary Case Management' (ECM®).

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff who have responsibility for or play a part in conducting inquiries and investigations. Relevant job titles include:

  • Director/Head of Student Services
  • Director/Head of Human Resources
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Manager
  • Head of Student Conduct and Appeals
  • Director/Head of Student Support & Wellbeing
  • Community Liaison Managers/ Community Engagement
  • Director/Head of Student Counselling
  • Director/Head of Student Wellbeing
  • Head of Security

 In partnership with

Save study abroad campaign


An urgent campaign to encourage the UK government to commit to funding study abroad opportunities in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


"Sorry everyone, but we need to talk about Brexit."

12 February 2019
Universities UK International Director Vivienne Stern on the conversations the sector is having as we head towards the Brexit denouement.

Women studying

University disciplinary processes under the microscope

8 February 2019
Ian Hynes, CEO of Intersol Global, discusses steps universities can take to improve their disciplinary processes.


Universities UK calls for salary cap to be set at £21k to protect key higher education workers

12 February 2019
Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, has today (Tuesday 12 February) called on the government to lower the proposed salary requirement for EEA workers to gain a high-skilled work visa; to £21,000.

Support Study Abroad

Universities UK launches #SupportStudyAbroad campaign to protect study abroad in case of no-deal Brexit

6 February 2019
Universities UK has launched a national #SupportStudyAbroad campaign asking the UK government to commit to continue funding study abroad opportunities for UK students, even if the UK cannot negotiate continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme.