Further information on plagiarism (including guidance)
Academic misconduct includes plagiarism, collusion, falsification, deceit, cheating and personation. The University takes all reported incidences of academic misconduct seriously and seeks to ensure that they are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.
The University is aware that there are currently a number of companies which provide essay and assignment writing services for students for a fee. Submitting work obtained through employing any such services is regarded as cheating and is a form of academic misconduct. Any student found to have cheated in this way will be subject to the University's disciplinary procedures.
All forms of academic misconduct are regarded as an offence and are punishable under the University’s Code of Student Conduct. The University has a network of School and College Academic Misconduct Officers (SAMOS/CAMOS) who are responsible for investigating suspected cases at School or College level, and for determining appropriate penalties.
College Academic Misconduct Officers are:
Procedures for suspected academic misconduct cases where investigation begins on or after 1 August 2016:
Procedures for suspected academic misconduct cases where investigation began before 1 August 2016: