Academic Services

Academic misconduct procedure

How academic misconduct cases are investigated.

All forms of academic misconduct are regarded as an offence and are punishable under the University’s Code of Student Conduct. Suspected cases are investigated by  one of the University’s network of School and College Academic Misconduct Officers (SAMOS/CAMOS) who are responsible for the investigation at School or College level, and for determining appropriate penalties.

College Academic Misconduct Officers

  • College of Humanities & Social Science: Dr David Saunders
  • College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine: Professor Lesley Forrester
  • College of Science & Engineering: Professor Richard Blythe

Investigation procedures

Procedures for suspected academic misconduct cases where investigation begins on or after 1 August 2016:

Right of appeal

You have the right to appeal decisions made by a Board of Examiners, including decisions affected by the outcome of an academic misconduct investigation. If you wish to submit such an appeal you should refer to the University’s Student Appeal Regulations. The Advice Place can also provide you with support and independent advice on your appeal.