Academic Misconduct

All students are expected to maintain high standards of academic conduct and professional relationships based on courtesy, honesty and mutual respect. The University takes cases academic misconduct extremely seriously.

Academic Misconduct – Frequently Asked Questions

Examples of academic misconduct are:

  • Plagiarism – when students take someone else’s work or ideas and pass them off as their own.
  • Cheating – when students act dishonestly or unfairly before, during or after an examination or a class test in order to gain an advantage, or assist another student to do so.
  • Contract cheating – when students put out to tender or buy an essay or assignment, either ‘off the shelf’ or specifically written for them, and submit it as their own work. This includes the use of ‘essay mills’ (essay writing websites).
  • Falsification – when students falsify information or theories and make use of them within an assignment.
  • Recycling – when students submit a piece of work which has already been used in one context and is then used again in another.
  • Collusion – when students work together on an individual assignment and submit the work as their own. The submitted work will be similar or virtually identical.

Students who are found guilty of academic misconduct may receive a lower overall mark for the module/course due to penalties incurred. In serious cases, students may be expelled from the University.

Further advice and guidance on academic misconduct is available from your module tutors, the Students’ Union and from the Student Development and Study Skills Service.

The University’s Academic Misconduct Regulations can be found below.

Academic Misconduct Regulations 2017-2018

Further Documentation

  • Form for Suspected Academic Misconduct English
  • Tariff of Penalties of for Assessment Misconduct English
  • Tariff of Penalties of for Assessment Misconduc (Research Students) English

Academic Misconduct Regulations and Forms 2016-2017

Request for Review

Students have the right to request a review following notification of the faculty or academic misconduct panel outcome. Requests for review can only be considered where they meet the grounds for review as detailed in the regulations. The request for review must be submitted to the Student Casework Unit and should be received not later than 10 working following notification of the faculty or academic misconduct panel outcome.

  • Request for Review of an Academic Misconduct Decision Form English | Cymraeg
  • Guidance Notes for Request for Review of an Academic Misconduct Decision Form English | Cymraeg

Further Documentation

  • Suspected Academic Misconduct Cover Sheet English
  • Tariff of Penalties for Academic Misconduct (Taught Students) English
  • Tariff of Penalties for Academic Misconduct (Research Students) English

University of Wales, Newport

  • Unfair Practice Regulations English
  • Unfair Practice Submission Form English
  • Committee of Enquiry Guidance Notes English