The guide below outlines what the University understands by academic misconduct, how suspected misconduct is investigated and the typical penalties.
Guide to Academic Misconduct
If you wish to appeal against a decision of a degree or progression Board, there are separate procedures to follow. These are outlined in the following guidance.
Academic Appeals Policy for students who are appealing decisions relating to the 2022/23. If you are receiving results relating to the academic year 2021/22 including postgraduate taught students being considered in November 2022 you should consult the 2021/22 Appeals process:
Academic Appeals Policy 2021/22
Please ensure you use the appropriate guide depending on the year your academic appeal relates to.
If, having consulted the guide, you think you have grounds for appealing against an academic decision you will need to submit a completed appeals form to email@example.com within 10 working days of the publication of the Board’s decision. Please ensure you clearly indicate on your form which of the grounds for appeal apply to your case. The Academic Appeals Policy cannot be used to bring complaints related to teaching, supervision or services. These issues are considered under different procedures.
When preparing an appeal you may wish to take advice from a Senior Academic Adviser or from the Students’ Union
The links below take you to the formal rules governing the university's courses (approved by Senate), together with supporting guidelines for staff (guidelines).
Programmes of Study (Regulations)
Assessment of Students (Regulations)
Assessment of Students (Guidelines)
Framework of qualifications
The Student Administration team forms part of the wider range of support services available to students through Student Support and Well-being and are responsible for central student administration at the University.
We have overall management of the student and curriculum record and the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate regulations. Our work underpins a student’s academic experience from application through to graduation and incorporates both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions, registration, assessment and examinations, appeals, certificates and transcripts, student related statistical reporting and returns to statutory bodies, records management and graduation.
For further information, please contact the Student Administration Team:
t: 0151 291 3331