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.
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.