Academic Malpractice

The University takes academic malpractice very seriously.

Academic malpractice can take a number of forms, including, but not confined to plagiarism, falsification of data, submitting work written by someone else, collusion and cheating in examinations.

If a member of staff suspects that a student may have cheated in some way, the matter should be investigated thoroughly and be brought to the attention of the Chair of the Module Assessment Board, who decides whether to put the allegation formally. If the allegation is put, the student is interviewed and a judgement reached about whether academic malpractice has occurred.

The University resolves incidences of academic malpractice either through the application of a standard penalty or by convening a meeting of the University Academic Malpractice Panel to hear the case in more detail.

There is a tariff of penalties that may be imposed when cases of academic malpractice are proven. The nature of the offence and whether the student has engaged in malpractice before are taken into consideration when deciding the severity of the penalty.

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adobe Academic Malpractice Procedures 2016-17