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Conduct and Discipline of Students

The University’s Regulation XVII, Conduct and Discipline of Students is relevant to all students. 

The University requires that every student shall maintain at all times and in all places an acceptable standard of conduct and shall comply with regulations made by the University or by the authorities of any institution or organisation which a student may be required to work in or visit as part of his or her prescribed programme of study. Senate has the power to expel or to suspend or to exclude from programmes of study or to impose a fine or other lesser penalty upon any student found guilty of misconduct or breach of discipline. Senate’s power in this matter is delegated through Regulation XVII and through the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee to University Student Disciplinary Panels.

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Regulation XVII sets out what the University defines as misconduct, the process for handling cases of misconduct and the extent of penalties that can be applied.

Students should familiarise themselves with what is defined as misconduct to avoid breach of the regulation but, in particular, attention is drawn to Point 8(k) below in respect of academic malpractice and cheating in examinations.

Point 8(k)

involves the possession of unauthorised material or the use or attempted use of unauthorised or unfair means (including academic malpractice such as plagiarism or collusion with other students or fabrication or falsification of results) in connection with any examination or assessment;

For guidance on avoiding academic malpractice please refer to the Academic Malpractice section in this handbook.