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QA53 Examination and Assessment Offences

This Quality Assurance (QA) Code of Practice statement details the principles of academic integrity as they relate to examination and assessment offences.

UPDATE: This statement has been updated for the 2022/23 academic year; version 3.12 is applicable from 1 November 2022. The previous version (3.11) is available on request from

This statement applies to all programmes of study leading to a credit-bearing award of the University, wherever delivered. It contains the following guidance:

  • The roles and responsibilities relating to exam and assessment offences
  • Support and advice for staff and students
  • Mandatory skills training and testing for students
  • Procedures for handling alleged offences, including Boards of Enquiry and hearings
  • Examples of offences and penalties
  • Monitoring and review of assessment offences.

Sources of further guidance