Examination misconduct & disciplinary
The Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals Office manages procedures under the College’s B3 Misconduct Regulations. These include procedures relating to examination misconduct (e.g. plagiarism, collusion, cheating) and non-academic disciplinary offences.
The College takes misconduct very seriously, and has supplemented the Misconduct Regulations with the following documents to assist students and staff in this area:
The Academic Honesty and Integrity statement sets out the College’s expectations with regard to academic behaviour, and includes explanations of key concepts such as plagiarism and collusion. Examination Information for Candidates, produced by the Examinations Office, outlines the rules which apply to examinations. By submitting an examination script, candidates are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these rules.
The Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals Office investigates allegations of misconduct on behalf of the Director of Students and Education Support and organises and facilitates Examination Misconduct and Disciplinary Committee hearings. First offences of minor plagiarism and collusion may be dealt with by Boards of Examiners under an expedited procedure (see Guidelines for Examiners: Plagiarism and Related Forms of Cheating for further details). A flow chart summarising the Examination Misconduct process is provided in Useful Things to Know: A Student Guide to the College Regulations.
Students who receive a communication from the Student Complaints, Conduct and Appeals Office regarding a misconduct referral that has been made to the Office are advised to contact KCLSU’s Advice Service for advice and representation.