What are the Powers of the Discipline Appeals Board?

For a comprehensive list of the powers of the Discipline Appeals Board, please see page 6 of the Discipline Appeals Board Terms of Reference.

Appendix B

Code of Student Conduct: Appeals Procedures (Non-academic Offence)

3. Powers

a) The panel shall have the power

i) to dismiss an appeal summarily and without formal hearing if it determines that the appeal is frivolous, vexatious or without foundation;

ii) in circumstances which the panel consider to be exceptional, to order a new trial; and

iii) in any other case, to affirm, reverse, quash, vary or modify the verdict, penalty or sanction appealed from and substitute any verdict, penalty or sanction that could have been given or imposed at the trial.

b) An appeal shall not be a trial de novo, but in circumstances which it considered to be exceptional, the Discipline Appeals Board may allow the introduction of further evidence on appeal which was not available or was not adduced at the trial, in such manner and upon such terms as the members of the Board hearing the appeal may direct.

c) Any penalty of remedy shall be stayed pending the outcome of any appeal to the Disciple Appeals Board.