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Student Criminal Disclosures

Belfast Met actively promotes equality of opportunity and welcomes enrolments from a wide range of applicants, including those with criminal convictions.

However, in order for the College to manage any risk that you may pose, you must tell us about any unspent criminal convictions. For certain courses, you must disclose all criminal convictions. To do this, please complete a Criminal Offence(s) Disclosure Form or an Enhanced Criminal Offence(s) Disclosure Form.

The instructions on the Criminal Convictions Student Guidance and Information Document explain how to complete and return the form(s) to us. Certain courses require us to consider spent as well as unspent criminal convictions, in which case you must also disclose spent convictions using the criminal convictions enhanced disclosure form.

By disclosing criminal convictions you will not automatically be excluded from the application/ enrolment process. The College will assess the risk that you may pose and determine whether it can safely be managed. This confidential process is separate from the admissions process, in keeping with data protection principles. You will be advised of the outcome of this process separately and as quickly as possible. You need not discuss this with the course team.

To find out more information about the release of this information and guidance on conviction disclosure, contact NIACRO Tel: 028 9032 0157.

If you are convicted of a criminal offence after you have applied to the College, you must tell us about this conviction and complete the criminal convictions disclosure form as set out above. If you require advice and guidance with this process please contact Head of Student Support by e-mailing: nualaboyle[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk