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Academic Misconduct Procedure

Academic Misconduct Procedure

Academic Misconduct

The University is committed to ensuring fairness in assessment and promoting good academic conduct across the institution.  The Student Academic Misconduct Procedure is part of the Student Disciplinary Procedure and deals specifically with academic misconduct e.g. Plagiarism, Collusion, Buying assessed work from Third Parties etc. 

The University takes all allegations of academic misconduct seriously, however, if you are accused of an academic misconduct (other than in an Examination Room) you will normally be asked to make a written statement and interviewed by staff within your School before any conclusion is reached.   

If you are unsure of referencing and/or academic writing styles relevant to your specific subject area you should speak to a member of staff within your School such as your Personal Tutor or Module Leader.  They will be able to offer you advice and guidance on how best to approach your written work.  

You can also find advice on referencing and good academic writing practices on the Academic Skills Kit (ASK) webpages.

Information regarding Revocation can be found within the Procedure for Revocation of a Degree or other Distinction conferred by the University (PDF: 121KB).

Officers of the Students’ Union, the Student Advice Centre or your Personal Tutor should be able to help you through the investigation process.