Uni Misconduct Revealed

6 September 2018, 07:31 | Updated: 6 September 2018, 07:32

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New figures show university students have been investigated tens of thousands of times for misconduct during a three-year period.

They ranged from things like serious assaults, threats of violence and sexual offending to more trivial offences - such as eating the vice-chancellor's sandwich.

A total of 159 universities were asked for details.

Of these, 134 responded with information, while 25 either failed to respond or refused.

Heart's been going through the data, obtained by the Press Association, for unis here on the south coast.

It shows the number of academic offences at Bournemouth University's doubled from 71 in 2014/15 to 150 in 2016/17.

Behavioural breaches stayed consistent though, at 15 allegations a year.

At Southampton Solent - the figures show misconduct incidents have risen at Southampton Solent from 232 to 301 between 2014/15 and 2016/17.

They've dropped from 581 to 353 at Portsmouth - though the number of academic offences has risen.

But non-academic incidents - like fire safety offences at halls - has dropped at Portsmouth.

At Winchester, there were only a handful of student incidents, the highest of which was six in 2014/15.