Top Tips - Suspected Academic Offences

Top tips from our Advice Service on how to avoid a suspected academic offence

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An academic offence is when a student tries to gain improper advantage by breaking or not following the Academic Regulations concerning any part of the assessment process.


when students work together to complete an assessment that should be taken independentlyk


substituting another student in an exam, or submitting another person’s work

Contract cheating

obtaining academic work from a third party

Improper exam conduct

being in possession of an unauthorised paper, materials or devices in an exam


misrepresenting data


has submitted the same piece of their own work for assessment and award of credit in two (or more) modules


submitting work that is not your own

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Top Tips

Here are our five tops tips to avoid being suspected of an academic offence.


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