Oxford Brookes University manages breaches of academic regulations with a system that is designed to ensure that students suspected of academic misconduct are provided with an independent and transparent approach that is efficient, fair and speedy. Students have the right to see the evidence of their suspected misconduct, to be able to defend themselves and have the right to appeal a decision.
Academic misconduct can include (but is not limited to):
- Plagiarism / submitting other people's work as your own - e.g. copying the words or ideas of another person with or without their knowledge or agreement and presenting it as one’s own.
- Falsification - e.g. the presentation or submission of false information within an attempt to gain academic credit. e.g. fabricating research results, or questionnaire responses.
- Collusion - e.g. submitting work produced in collaboration with others, but claiming it is entirely the student’s own work.
- Actions which enable another student to access or copy all or part of one’s own - e.g. sharing work with other students.
- Custom writing services - e.g. the use of materials created by third parties and/or web sites and passed off as the student’s own, contract cheating, running of, or participation in, auction sites and essay mills. Also, attempting to buy or use assessments or answers to questions set.
- Duplication - e.g. the inclusion in coursework of any material which is identical or similar to material which has already been awarded credit by the same student for any other assessment within the University or elsewhere, for example, submitting the same piece of coursework for two different modules.
Please refer to the Academic Conduct Procedure in full.