Applicants and enrolling students should disclose convictions, cautions, admonitions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar involving one or more of the following:
- Any kind of violence including (but not limited to) threatening behaviour, offences concerning the intention to harm or offences which resulted in actual bodily harm
- Offences listed in the Sex Offences Act 2003
- The unlawful supply of controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking
- Offences involving firearms
- Offences involving arson
- Offences listed in the Terrorism Act 2006
- Offences involving stalking
- Offences involving hate crime
- Offences involving theft
- Offences involving computer hacking
- Offences involving fraud
Applicants and enrolling students are also required to declare any pending criminal charges which fall within one of the above categories. Please note, you only need to tell us about relevant, unspent criminal convictions in the categories noted above.
Convictions that are 'spent' (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will be spent at the point of starting the course of study do not need to be declared unless your programme of study is exempt from the PVG Scheme. If you are uncertain as to whether your conviction is spent, please seek independent advice.
If you are applying from a non-UK country then you must tell us about any convictions or pending charges involving an offence similar to those set out above in any other country.
If you have declared a criminal conviction or pending criminal charge during your application to study with us (either directly or via UCAS) then we will have this information recorded and you do not need to declare this again at enrolment.