University regulations, statutes and guidelines


The University has a wealth of information, both online and in hard copy, that can be disseminated among students to help encourage honesty and integrity in all academic practices.

All staff and students should be aware of the following documents:

Student Academic Conduct Statute


This statute describes and classifies "academic misconduct" and "academic misconduct in examinations", and sets out the procedures for dealing with allegations of academic misconduct in courses, research and examinations.

Student Academic Conduct Statute

Use of Third Party Assistance in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework:


Guidelines for Students

Group and peer collaboration is an inevitable part of University study. These guidelines explain how to use help from others and the limits on this type of assistance.

The Use of Third Party Assistance in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework: Guidelines for Students

The following are also of relevance for research students:

Code of Conduct for Research

Advice for postgraduate students, engaged in independent research for thesis, dissertation or project work. The document covers ethical guidelines on the conduct of research and procedures for dealing with concerns related to misconduct in research.

Code of Conduct for Research

Third Party Editing & Proof-Reading of Theses & Dissertations

 

Advice for postgraduate students completing thesis or dissertation work on the use of third parties for editing and proof-reading.

Find information about Third Part Editing and Proof-Reading of Theses and Dissertations here.

Cheating is also dealt with in the following official regulations and statutes of the University, as published in the University Calendar: