These procedures are applicable to cases of academic misconduct involving Swansea University students, students on integrated programmes of The College, Swansea University and joint cases involving Swansea University students and/or students of The College, Swansea University on integrated programmes and students of The College, Swansea University on non-integrated programmes. Cases of academic misconduct involving students of The College, Swansea University on non-integrated programmes shall be dealt with by The College, Swansea University.[1]

[1] Integrated programmes are defined as those semesters of a degree pathway with modules delivered by the University and The College, Swansea University. Non-integrated programmes are those semesters of a degree pathway with modules delivered solely by of The College, Swansea University.

Appendix

Table 1: Penalties under examination conditions

Allegation/ OffenceIllustrative ExamplePenaltyDealt with by
1st allegation (no previous offence) Minor breach of examination regulations e.g. written or verbal communication which clearly has no bearing on the examination and is not of an academic nature. Written warning. Director of Academic Integrity/Academic Services
1st allegation (no previous offence) Moderate breach of examination regulations e.g where a student has attempted written or verbal communication with another student relating to the examination, copying from another student’s work. Cancellation of the mark for the paper. Committee
1st allegation (no previous offence) Major breaches of examination regulations, e.g. notes taken into examination, which are relevant to the subject area. Mark of 0% in the module. Committee
1st allegation (no previous offence) Serious breaches of examination regulations, with evidence of premeditated action e.g. notes pasted into reference books, impersonating another or allowing to be impersonated, use of electronic devices pre-set with relevant material. Cancellation of all marks for the level of study. Committee
2nd allegation (previous offence)   Cancellation of all marks and disqualification. Committee

Table 2: Penalties under non-examination conditions

Allegation/ OffenceCaseIllustrative ExamplePenaltyDealt with by

1st allegation 

(no previous offence)

Academic Misconduct Minor plagiarism to includewhere the amount of  the work affected was small and/or it is early in the student’s academic career or there is well-founded reason to suppose that the student did not understand the academic conventions. Written warning and plagiarised text to be ignored when marking, resulting in a reduced mark. College/School

1st allegation 

(no previous offence)

Academic Misconduct Plagiarism from published work listed in the bibliography or minor amounts from a source not listed in a bibliography, misrepresentation of data which is of minor importance’. The penalty will be a mark of 0% for the assignment/component(s). College/School

1st allegation 

(no previous offence)

Academic Misconduct Plagiarism from published work not listed in the bibliography or large sections of plagiarised text in the work & the source is listed in the bibliography, unauthorised collusion with another student, falsification of data which is substantial in extent or importance and where the data are the basis on which conclusions/knowledge are based. The penalty will be a mark of 0% for the module as a whole. College/School

1st allegation 

(no previous offence)

  Large or substantial texts plagiarised in more than one assignment/module misrepresentation or falsification of data which is major in extent or importance. Placing of an order for a commissioned assignment with no evidence of submission. Cancellation of all marks for the level of study. Committee

1st allegation 

(no previous offence) 

2nd allegation (previous offence)  

Extreme cases (SU Committee of Enquiry only) Commissioning another person to prepare the work on the student’s behalf and the student passing it off as his/her own, falsification/forgery of University documents, use of essay writing companies (purchased or un-purchased work), fabrication of data. Cancellation of all marks and disqualification. Committee

Table 3: penalties research degrees or taught master's directed independent learning

Allegation/OffenceCasePenaltyDealt with by
1st allegation (no previous offence) Minor Academic Misconduct which does not affect the substance of research. Fail, with a right of resubmission.  Committee
1st allegation (no previous offence) and 2nd allegation (previous offence) Major act of Academic Misconduct e.g. substantial sections of the thesis are copied from another source, or statistics fabricated/copied. Fail, with no provision for resubmission.  Committee