The University has established disciplinary procedures and we are responding to the court's findings, however we are unable to comment on individual employment matters.
On the night of the assault, Salter had become angry and violent in reaction to Ms Smith's attempts to comfort him, the court heard.
Salter knocked Ms Smith out with a punch to the face.
He has since lodged an appeal against the conviction.
Speaking to She said that Sussex University knew of the relationship, but advised the pair be “discreet” since they were both consenting adults.
Following the attack, Ms Smith sought guidance from student support officers, but said she received no response from the university itself.
Counsellors who supported Ms Smith through the trial said the university had displayed a “concerning lack of care for the safety and welfare of its students”.
“This is at odds with an educational establishment’s first priority which is their duty of care to their students, many of whom may be vulnerable young women and men.
“Their actions conveyed a message to their students that domestic abuse is acceptable and that university staff will not be held accountable for their behaviour.” Described by Ms Smith as a "manipulative and cruel man”, Salter alluded to her of having previous relationships with former students.
She said in her victim statement: “The assault, the trial and the anxiety that has come from all of this has changed my life.
It has completely put my life on hold.” “I feel as though he not only so freely stamped on me physically but stamped out my confidence.
The shock of what happened; the patterns of manipulation, the disturbing physical and verbal abuse will never leave me.” contacted Dr Salter but he was unable to provide a comment.