STUDENT DECLARATION FORM
The University of East London is committed to providing a safe environment for staff and students, including children and vulnerable adults accessing the University's activities and services. As part of our duty of care, the University requires applicants and students on a course at the University to be honest, open and to disclose their status with regard to any relevant and unspent criminal convictions appropriately and in accordance with the University’s policy.
The courses listed below hold accreditation from Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). A condition of this accreditation is that applicants for the course are required to declare any criminal convictions or health issues that may affect their ability to complete the work placements necessary to qualify in the profession.
What do I need to do?
If you have applied to a PSRB course, click on the course you have applied for and complete the student declaration form. You must return it to Admissions before your interview. You must do this by uploading it to the Applicant Portal, using the link in the email you received.
If you have been admitted to a course that does not have a mandatory DBS requirement (non-PSRB), please click on the Standard Suitability Declaration form, complete it and return to Admissions via the Applicant portal.
What happens if I do not submit this form?
If you have applied to a PSRB course with mandatory DBS requirement, you cannot receive an offer until you have submitted your declaration form and it has been reviewed by the Admissions team.
If you have been admitted to a non-PSRB course, failure to disclose your status to the University will be regarded as a serious breach of trust and may lead to disciplinary action.
What happens if I declare a criminal conviction or a health condition?
For PSRB courses, your declaration form will be referred to the academic team responsible for admission to the course. The team will review the form and may contact you to request that you take part in a further interview to discuss the details of your declaration. If the team are satisfied that your declaration does not prevent you from completing the course, they will instruct Admissions to confirm your offer.
For non-PSRB courses, you will be contacted by Safeguarding Officer who may contact you to seek further information about your circumstances and may make other relevant inquiries to enable an informed decision to be made about your application.
Do all declarations lead to a rejection?
No. Your academic suitability will be assessed separately to any declaration that you make. A rejection based on your declaration will only be reasonable if the thing you have declared prevents you from completing the required work placement.
Is there anything else I need to know?
If you chose to accept an offer on a PSRB course, you will be contacted about completing a full Enhanced DBS check and, depending on your chosen course, a full medical questionnaire. The timescale for this varies by course but in all cases a DBS must confirm the contents of your declaration form before you can be put on your work placement.
Student Declaration Forms
If you are an applicant to a course that a mandatory DBS requirement, choose the course that is relevant to you to download the appropriate form:
If you have been admitted to a course that does not have a mandatory DBS requirement, please download the Standard Suitability Declaration form.