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Applicant Code of Conduct

Applicant Code of Conduct

The Admissions Service at the University of Warwick is committed to ensuring that any interaction with an applicant or prospective applicant is conducted in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.

This Applicant Code of Conduct sets out the expectations regarding conduct and potential consequences where the University determines that this Code has been breached. The University expects that any communication from an applicant, or their nominated contact, is conducted in the same courteous and respectful manner. This code also applies to former applicants who did not go on to enrol at the University.

The following behaviours are in breach of the applicant code of conduct and will not be tolerated by the University. The presence of any of these behaviours via any communication method or any other behaviour outlined in Regulation 6: Reg. 6 Admission to the University ( may lead to the withdrawal of your application.

  • Abuse of staff, in any form
  • Promotion of any material that is deemed to be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
  • Advocating any discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Communication that is deemed to be vexatious
  • Damage to, or theft from University property or members of the University community.

Identification and notification of a concern

At any point during the application process and before enrolment, concerns regarding applicant conduct may be identified by University staff, students or fellow applicants.

The identifying team/individual will alert the Admissions Service Manager and a decision should be made as to which team/individual should investigate the concern and who should be involved.

The Admissions Service Manager will write to the applicant to explain that a concern has been raised. At that point the Admissions Service Manager will either issue a written warning or refer the case to the Committee for the Admission of Students to Courses of Study under University Regulation 6 where standard regulatory procedures will apply.