Academic Misconduct

The University takes academic misconduct very seriously and seeks at all times to rigorously protect its academic standards. Plagiarism, collusion and other forms of cheating constitute academic misconduct, for which there is an explicit range of graduated penalties depending on the particular type of academic misconduct. The penalties that can be applied if academic misconduct is substantiated range from a reprimand to expulsion in very serious cases and for repeated instances of misconduct.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is your own and that it is appropriately referenced. The University does not tolerate cheating of any kind. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with Section 15 Academic Misconduct Regulations and Procedure , which list a range of categories of academic misconduct and associated penalties, covering instances of academic misconduct (plagiarism, collusion, exam cheating).

From the outset of your studies, you should receive information and guidance on referencing conventions and group work activities and on how to ensure that you do not contravene the University’s Regulations. If you are unsure about referencing, paraphrasing or group work activities, you should seek advice as soon as possible from the Module Tutor, your Academic Tutor, your Academic Mentor or the Students’ Union.


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