Understanding how to use the work of other scholars, including peers, to develop your own insights into a subject is an important professional skill. The University expects you to follow professional academic conventions. It is never acceptable to use the words of others or their creative output (whether published or unpublished, including material from the internet) without explicit acknowledgement. To do so would not be seen as a mark of respect but as academic misconduct. Additionally, it is not acceptable for you to submit work which you have either put out to tender or bought, either ‘off the shelf’ or specifically written, and submit it as your own work, this is known as contract cheating.
The University takes cases of academic misconduct extremely seriously and seeks to ensure that they are dealt with efficiently and appropriately. The University’s approach to academic misconduct is to develop learning and understanding, without prejudice, depending on the severity of the offence. View our Academic Misconduct - Frequently Asked Questions and online training guide.
Academic Integrity is fundamental in maintaining
the ‘learning community’ within the University, in which students and staff are
expected to maintain high standard of academic conduct and professionalism,
based on courtesy, honesty and mutual respect. The guidance below details the
importance of Academic Integrity, how you can uphold it and how to avoid
committing Academic Misconduct.
If an academic member of staff wishes to raise an allegation of suspected academic misconduct, please send an Allegation of Academic Misconduct Form with the required information and evidence to the central Student Administration campus team:
Request for Review
Students should send their Request for Review of an Academic Decision Form to [email protected]
The following are key changes to the student casework regulations for the 2021/22 academic year.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now replaced the Data Protection Act. An explanation of how the University will use your data can be found here and in the Communication Plan above. Please note that in accordance with GDPR Regulations any third party supporting evidence will only be accepted if it is accompanied by a completed Third Party Consent Form.
Examples of academic misconduct are:
Please find further information on examples of academic misconduct here English | Welsh