It is an academic offence to commit an act whereby you gain or attempt to gain an unfair advantage. The University requires students to demonstrate academic integrity and is committed to working with you to ensure that you are awarded the degree you deserve.

This Guide should be read in conjunction with the University’s Procedures for Dealing with Academic Offences. Where there is any doubt, the Regulations will take precedence over this Guide.

This Guide is for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students and for postgraduate research students against whom an allegation of plagiarism or duplication has been made. Postgraduate research students suspected of committing any other academic offence will be subject to the Regulations Governing the Allegation and Investigation of Misconduct in Research. 

Appeal to the Academic Offences Committee Form

Appeal to the Academic Offences Appeals Committee Form

I wish to appeal the decision of the Head of School/Chair of the Board of Examiners/Chair of the SPRC

This section only relates to students that wish to appeal either the decision of the Head of School (minor offences) or the decision of the Chair of the Board of Examiners (major offences) or the Chair of the SPRC (PGR students).

Please note that there is no right of appeal against a referral:

If your case has been referred to an Academic Offences Committee for consideration, please see the “I have been referred to an Academic Offences Committee” section below.

I have been referred to an Academic Offences Committee

This section only relates to students who have been referred to an Academic Offences Committee.

Please note that there is no right of appeal against a referral:

  • To an Academic Offences Committee; or
  • For consideration under the University Fitness to Practise Procedure; or
  • For consideration under the Conduct Regulations.