Fitness to Practice


What does 'Fit to Practice' mean?

Fitness to Practice procedures only apply to students who are studying programmes that lead to a related profession e.g. students in Health and Social Care, Psychology or the Vet School.

The University has its own disciplinary procedures but when a student is studying on a professional related course they also have a professional code that they need to keep to, even as students.

When an allegation is made that a student might not be Fit to Practice then the University need to investigate. If they find evidence that supports the allegation they may hold a Fitness to Practice panel which could result in you having to leave your course.

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What do I need to do first?

Read the University's Regulations for Fitness to Practice.

These can be found on the web-site of the Office of Student Complaints, Appeals and Regulations (OSCAR) - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/currentstudents/study/complaints_appeals/

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I need further advice:

You can make an appointment with one of our Academic Advice team. Appointments are for a maximum of 30 minutes, Monday - Friday 10-4pm.

Please email ussu.advice@surrey.ac.uk with the following information:

Name​, Course, Year of study, Details of your case (including any documentation you have received from the University about your fitness to practice), What you need advice on, Date of meeting or panel


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