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Policy on the use of illegal drugs

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The law is very clear that to use or supply illegal drugs is a breach of criminal law and as a result the University of Sunderland will always take an appropriate and proportionate response against any student found to be taking, under the influence of, in possession of, or selling or supplying any form of illegal drug. It is important to note that the Psychoactive Substances Act is law as of January 2016, and in force from May 2016, which means that substances previously known as “legal highs” are now illegal, and as such are subject to this policy in every respect.

The full University Policy can be found here: