The University of Glasgow has a Fitness to Practise procedure and the regulations are outlined in the University Regulations at Regulation 36.
Fitness to Practise applies to all students registered on specific professional degrees, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Teaching, Community Development, and Veterinary Medicine.
The Fitness to Practise procedure can also be used to protect the health and wellbeing of students and to ensure that they are appropriately prepared for entry to the profession and clearly understand and demonstrate professional behaviour.
Examples of when a student may be investigated under the Fitness to Practise regulations include: inappropriate interactions with patients, clients, children or service users, concerns regarding students’ behaviour in the professional context (e.g. on placement), or student's ill health or mental healt issues that prevents the demonstration of standard professional competencies, substance misuse, being accused of a crime, or any other breach of their particular School’s Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise.
There is an informal stage followed if necessary by a formal stage of Fitness to Practise proceedings.
Fitness to Practise may also interact with the University’s Code of Student Conduct, depending on the circumstances. It is possible for misconduct to be dealt with under both procedures.
If you receive notification from the University that they are investigating you under the Fitness to Practise regulations you should contact the SRC Advice Centre as soon as possible as we will be able to provide you with support and advice on how you should proceed and can usually accompany you to any meetings or hearing(s) required.
We can help to go over any documentation together with you and help you to prepare in advance for any meetings and help prepare a written statement if you wish to create one.