Academic Misconduct

The University has a set of expectations for students' academic practice. Every year we're contacted by lots of students who've been accused of poor academic practice, academic misconduct or research misconduct. For students in that position, we're here to help and you can reach us by emailing But it's best to do what you can to avoid those accusations in the first place, taking the time to educate yourself on the University's expectations and to present work to the best standard you can. Always take time to check your work and make sure you've done things properly, and ask for support if you're not sure of what you're expected to do or how to meet those expectations.

The University's regulations relating to academic conduct and practice can be found here. Their regulations relating to research misconduct are also available, here. The information below explains a but about the procedures and the available University support and we'll be adding more information about academic misconduct processes soon.



Students should receive information from staff on their academic programme, about expectations relating to referencing and academic practice. If you are uncertain of anything, you should ask for some support, from one or more of the following:

  • Your personnel tutor or module convenor
  • The study Zone, where you can request a 1-1 appointment or access online resources (
  • The ELE online module for Academic Honesty
  • Some colleges offer additional workshops and support. Contact your college Hub for more information.



If you receive notice of a suspected Academic Misconduct against you, you should read the University's procedures relating to these accusations, and you should carefully read through the documentation you have been sent. The Guild Advice service can also provide you with information, advice and support, and you can reach us by email to access this.


Email for more information, or to request support on your personal circumstances.

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