Academic Misconduct & Cheating

Academic Misconduct & Cheating

  • Assessment, whatever form it takes, is the means by which the University tests whether a student has achieved the objectives of a course and the standards of an award. It is fundamentally important that students are assessed fairly, and on equal terms with each other for the same award. Academic misconduct and cheating undermines the standards of the University’s awards and disadvantages those students who have attempted to complete their assessments fairly and honestly. It is an offence against the values of the academic community of which students and staff are both part. Consequently academic misconduct and cheating in all its forms will not be tolerated. Staff will be vigilant in their attempts to prevent and discover academic misconduct and cheating.
  • If you need any guidance around academic misconduct and cheating, your departmental Academic Integrity Tutor will be able to advise you.    
  • If you are being investigated for academic misconduct and cheating, you can access independent advice and support from the Worcester Students Union located on the St John’s campus . 

The Academic Misconduct Procedures can be accessed via the link below:

Academic Misconduct Procedures