We define academic malpractice as ‘an attempt to gain an advantage over other students by the use of unfair and/or unacceptable methods’. It is a serious academic offence that we record and detail on your final transcript. It could also result in your withdrawal from the University.
You are responsible for understanding the different types of academic malpractice and the consequences of offending. Please read Academic malpractice – A Guide for Students for an overview of the guidelines. Familiarity with them could prevent you from committing malpractice without realising it.
Ignorance of the University’s guidelines and procedures is not an acceptable defence for malpractice.
You can find full details of the procedures in Appendix 8 of the Academic Regulations.
Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)
When the University’s internal procedures are complete, we will send you a completion of procedures letter. This explains that if you are dissatisfied with the final outcome you can refer your matter to the OIA for review. You can find further details about the OIA Scheme on the OIA website.