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ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

All assessed work is checked for Academic Misconduct

The four most common types are:

Plagiarism, Collusion, Falsification, Replication

Committing Academic Misconduct is is a serious matter and will be fully investigated by the University. This covers and 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.

You can read more from the University about Academic Misconduct here

COMMON TYPES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

PLAGIARISM

Where a student incorporates another work, by unacknowledged quotation in any work submitted for assessment in a way which suggests that it is the student's original work.

COLLUSION

Where the student/s in the same cohort knowingly allows their work to be viewed by another student and this work is subsequently incorporated in, the work of another student. Or, the collaboration between two or more students in the presentation of work, which is submitted as the work of a single student.

FALSIFICATION

Where the content of any assessed work has been lnvented or falsely presented by the student as their own work.

REPLICATION

Where a student submits the same or similar piece of work which has already been submitted for assessment within the University or elsewhere.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

  1. Head to the portal to read and understand the University's Policy and Procedure for Student Academic Misconduct.
  2. Decide if this is something you wish to challenge. Whether it is a minor or major misconduct charge, you have the right to appeal. 
  3. Begin to gather evidence in support of your appeal. 
  4. Contact the Misconduct Appeals and Complaints Team to confirm that you would like to appeal. Their email is academic.misconduct@solent.ac.uk 
  5. Book an appointment with the Advice Service with the form below for support with preparation. evidence gathering, and at any meetings you may attend. 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ACADEMIC CASE WORKER

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Please Note: All advice appointments are currently being offered online, by phone or by email. Due to the high volume of cases at the moment, the advice service is at capacity. We are still accepting cases but will be prioritising time-sensitive cases until further notice.