Open University students who disrupt teaching, behave violently or threateningly, or place another person’s life or health in danger can be ordered to vacate the teaching facility or an event organised by the University. A student can be barred from attending teaching for up to three working days if the student’s violent or threatening behaviour could jeopardise the safety of another student or a person who works at the University or in another teaching facility, or if the student’s disruptive behaviour renders teaching or related activity unduly difficult. Teachers can order students to vacate the teaching facility. The director in charge of the Open University’s operations can bar a student from attending all Open University teaching for up to three working days.
If a student breaches the University’s rules for user accounts (e.g., by behaving inappropriately on an electronic learning platform), the matter can be addressed in accordance with the rules of use. More information: Acceptable use policy for University of Helsinki
If an Open University student has seriously violated the Open University’s rules and regulations through disruptive, threatening or violent behaviour or has repeatedly acted in a fraudulent manner, the student can be refused admission to Open University studies for a fixed period of up to one year. In urgent cases, courses that have already begun can be suspended. Students are not reimbursed for the fee of a course suspended due to their own behaviour.
Violent behaviour or threats of violence will be reported to the University’s safety and security officer and may be reported to the police.