Academic Misconduct

Receiving an academic misconduct letter can be scary. ASK is here to guide you through the process and help you make your case.

Academic misconduct is any action or attempted action which may result in the student gaining an unfair academic advantage in an assessment. You can read our article about the most common ways students accidentally or intentionally commit an offence.

The University has a produced a Misconduct Code of Conduct, which contains a lot of information about what is classed as academic misconduct and the University's process if a student is accused. The categories below are the most common types we see, but remember you may also be accused for other forms of misconduct, for example, if you falsify data or submit altered evidence for an EC claim.