Academic Misconduct

Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigour in research and academic publishing.

It is important to maintain high standards of academic conduct whilst you are studying at the University of South Wales. As an independent learner you are responsible for your own work and conduct in ensuring that you neither fall accidentally into poor academic practice in your written work nor engage in practices which breach academic conduct. Such practices are unacceptable whether they have been followed deliberately or through a lack of understanding. If you require further information about academic conduct then you should contact the Student Development and Study Skills Service. Cases when academic conduct principles and practices are not followed will be investigated and a range of penalties may be applied if you are found to have acted outside the principles set out in the regulations.

Academic Misconduct Regulations and Forms 2015-2016

Further Documentation

  • Form for Suspected Academic Misconduct 2015 – 2016 English
  • Penalty Range for Assessment Infringements English
  • Penalty Range for Academic Infringements (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