Guidance on investigations into accusations of student misconduct, and the role of College and School Officers in these procedures.
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The University has procedures to investigate suspected cases of poor scholarship and academic misconduct. These establish roles at both College and School levels to deal with any suspected cases of plagiarism or cheating.
College Academic Misconduct Officer
The College Academic Misconduct Officer is responsible for investigating suspected cases of academic misconduct in students' assessed work. They determine whether there has been an offence, if a penalty should be applied to the assessment, or if the offence is serious enough to proceed to a disciplinary hearing.
The College Academic Misconduct Officer (CAMO) is the main point of contact for academic misconduct within the College.
College academic misconduct panel
Under the University regulations and procedures each College has an academic misconduct panel. Where necessary, the panel interviews students whose assessments are under investigation. The panel's membership is:
- the College Academic Misconduct Officer (CAMO)
- a School Academic Misconduct Officer (SAMO)
- and a College notetaker
The SAMO who interviews the student with the CAMO will not usually be from the student's own School, nor from the School from which the allegation arises. Occasionally, the SAMO from the student's School or a subject expert may be invited to give evidence but will not form part of the panel.
Support for students
Academic Advisers at the Students’ Association Advice Place can advise and support students whose work is under investigation for suspected academic misconduct. Their service is independent and confidential. They can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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