The evidence and your response will be considered and if Academic Misconduct has occurred, either A, B or C can be the course of action:
A) There is no case to answer. The allegations are dismissed and you will be informed in writing.
B) Misconduct was due to a minor or technical incidence – no hearing required.
The Head of department should notify you in writing and:
- meet with you and issue a formal warning, that may be considered in the event of any future offence
- you will be required to read and sign the Academic Misconduct Statement and study the online good academic practice tutorial available on learn.gold
- you will have to resubmit the work within 7 days, appropriately referenced
- without any additional changes to the substance of the submission
At this point you will either:
- accept the penalty applied and meet the terms of their continued study, or;
- request a review of the decision at a hearing.
C) Investigation appropriate – you will be invited by letter to attend a hearing.
You will be given a chance at the meeting to explain your side of the story (you can ask an SU Adviser to accompany you for support). The Hearing Panel would decide whether academic misconduct has occurred and the appropriate penalty should be applied.
See the Academic Misconduct Process Flow Chart here and Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedures here.