Nothing is more worrying for a student than an allegation of plagiarism or collusion as a result of either marked assignments or an examination. The university will lay the allegations out to the student and invite a response. A formal hearing will be arranged where both the student and staff member who reported the misconduct will address senior university staff members. They will then make a decision as to whether the allegations are made out or not.
The consequences of a finding of academic misconduct against a student can be significant. Punishments can range from a capping of an assignment at 40% through to permanent exclusion from the degree course for serious offences or repeat offenders.
Given the financial investment made by students and their families to their studies, if you do find yourself subjected to academic misconduct proceedings please contact us immediately. We are more than happy to provide some initial free telephone advice.
We are experts in representing students at academic misconduct hearings at universities across the country. We can provide either one off advice to those that simply want to know their rights, the strengths and weaknesses of their case and likely outcome, through to full representation for those that require case building and representation at their hearing.