Academic misconduct is defined by the University as “the use of unfair means in any examination or assessment procedure”. This includes (but is not limited to) cheating, collusion, plagiarism, fabrication, or falsification. The University’s Quality Assurance Code of Practice, QA53 Examination and Assessment Offences, sets out the consequences of committing an offence and the penalties that might be applied.

By submitting your remote assessment, you confirm that:

  1. You have read and understood the University’s guidance about the undertaking of your examinations and about academic misconduct.
  2. You have not, and will not, communicate with anyone concerning the content of this assessment before the submission deadline unless it is expressly permitted by the exam instructions.
  3. This assessment is your original work and no part of it has been copied from another source without due acknowledgement.
  4. No part of this work has been produced for or communicated to you by any other person or organisation.
  5. You have not impersonated, or allowed yourself to be impersonated, by any person or organisation for the purposes of this assessment.
  6. You understand that presenting the work, idea(s) or creation(s) of another person as though they were your own is plagiarism.
  7. You have not previously submitted this work for any other unit/course.
  8. You give permission for your submission to be reproduced, communicated, compared, and archived for plagiarism detection, benchmarking, or educational purposes.

Version 4 (Updated April 2022) Academic Registry

Further information

Academic misconduct (cheating) in exams - Guidance to help you avoid committing an assessment offence during your remote exams.

Exams and assessments page - Information about exams and assessments, including the exam schedule, where to find support and further guidance, and what to do if you think your assessment has beenaffected.