All assessed work is checked for Academic Misconduct. Committing Academic Misconduct is a serious matter and will be fully investigated by the University. This covers any instance where you may gain an unfair advantage in an assessment by undertaking any practice of Academic Misconduct. Whether Academic Misconduct is intentional or unintentional, it is still likely to be deemed Academic Misconduct.
What is Academic Misconduct?
Academic Misconduct is defined as being any inappropriate activity or behaviour by a student which may give that student, or another student, an unpermitted academic advantage in a summative assessment.
The different types of conduct that are regarded as Academic Misconduct include:
- False Authorship
- Falsifying Data
- Misconduct in exams
- Failure to disclose qualifications that are a bar to enrolment on a module
What assessments are included?
- Individual written assignments
- Group work assignments and presentations both written and verbal
- Images used in presentation/assignments/portfolios
- Any work submitted as part of a portfolio including ideas, designs, practical elements etc
- Research data, findings and information
What should I do if I have been accused of Academic Misconduct?
Our trained Academic Advice Team have put together the following steps in order to help any student who has been accused of Academic Misconduct. These are:
Head to the portal to read and understand the University's Policy and Procedure for Student Academic Misconduct.
Decide if this is something you wish to challenge. Whether it is a minor or major misconduct charge, all students have the right to appeal.
Begin to gather evidence in support of your appeal. You can find a list of what evidence to gather below.
Contact the Misconduct Appeals and Complaints Team to confirm that you would like to appeal. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Book an appointment with our Academic Advice service
Book an appointment with one of our academic caseworkers
Please email email@example.com to arrange an appointment with one of our trained Academic Caseworkers.
Our Academic Advice service and Solent Students' Union cannot support with mental health or wellbeing requests in any capactiy. We can only signpost or direct you to resources or services available with the University. For more details about resources for wellbeing information and support, both externally and within the University, please visit the Solent University Student Hub page.
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