Academic Misconduct


Academic misconduct includes plagiarism, collusion and any form of cheating. The penalties range from a reprimand and mark on your student record to expulsion and a lower award.

It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that work you submit IS YOUR OWN


What is Plagiarism?

Isolated use of quotes without the use of quotation marks and referencing.

What that means is using someone else’s thought, idea or quote without giving them credit.

What is Cheating?

Possession of or gaining access to revision notes or course materials; including, digital or paper copies. or accessing the internet when under exam conditions.

What is Collusion?

Using another student’s work as if it was your work.


What can I do if I have been accused of Academic Misconduct?

Once you have been formally notified of an allegation against you, please contact the Students' Union reception to make an appointment to see a Casework Adviser.

Make sure to bring all correspondence you have received about this allegation with you to the appointment, and any supporting evidence you may have.

At the appointment we will discuss the allegation and options available to you.


Should you have any difficulties or questions not covered here please email and we will reply as soon as possible.