C1.1.4 Behaviour which will be regarded as a breach of the Academic Misconduct Regulations

  • 4.1 Behaviour which will be regarded as a breach of the Academic Misconduct Regulations in relation to assessed work includes, but is not limited to the following:

    4.1.1 Plagiarism - copying the words or ideas of another person with or without their knowledge or agreement and presenting it as one’s own

    4.1.2 Unacknowledged and/or unauthorised use of words or ideas from a source

    4.1.3 Falsification - the presentation of data in reports, projects etc. based on research falsely purported to have been carried out by the student, or obtained by unfair means, or inventing quotations and/or references

    4.1.4 Collusion - the submission of work produced in collaboration with others, as entirely the student’s own work 

    4.1.5 Actions which enable another student to access or copy all or part of one’s own work and to submit it as that student’s own unaided work

    4.1.6 Gaining access to any unauthorised material relating to an assessment prior to the release date of such information

    4.1.7 Custom writing services – the use of materials created by third parties and/or web sites and passed off as the student’s own, including all forms of contract cheating, such as the use of, running of, or participation in, auction sites and essay mills to attempt to buy or use assessments or answers to questions set. It is also an offence to provide your own work to others with the intention of personal gain. 

    4.1.8 Duplication - the inclusion in coursework of any material which is identical or similar to material which has already been submitted for 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

    4.1.9 Falsification - providing false academic or professional references, or making false claims about achievements, to the University or a third party

    4.1.10 Failure to obtain ethics approval to carry out research with human participants, in accordance with Departmental, Faculty and University procedures.

    4.2 Academic misconduct in relation to formal examinations includes, but is not limited to the following:

    4.2.1 Submitting other people’s work as the student’s own - copying or attempting to copy from any other candidate during an examination  

    4.2.2 Collusion - communicating during an examination with any person other than the invigilator(s) or other authorised member of staff 

    4.2.3 Introducing into the examination room or being in possession there of any written or printed material(s) or any electronically stored information unless expressly permitted by the examination and/or assessment regulations 

    4.2.4 Being in possession of or obtaining access to, a copy of an examination question paper in advance of the date and time for its authorised release (this covers both ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’ papers)

    4.2.5 Falsification - assuming the identity of another person with the intent to deceive, for example, by sitting or attempting to sit an examination or test in the place of the student who should be sitting it

    4.2.6 Continuing to write (or continuing to perform whatever task is being examined) after the invigilator has announced the end of the examination

    4.2.7 The provision of falsified information that has the potential to give a student an unfair advantage.