What is a sanction?
Should an allegation that you have breached the Academic Conduct Regulation be upheld, the Academic Conduct Panel (ACP) or Cheating Allegation Panel (CAP) will decide on a suitable sanction. There are five possible sanctions which could be issued:
- A formal warning
- Refer in the assessment tasks concerned
- Refer in all assessment tasks in the module concerned
- Refer in all assessment tasks in the module concerned, and a capped mark applied to all other modules in the level
- Fail in the module(s) concerned, with no reassessment, retake, replacement or substitution allowed.
If you are already referred in the module or re-taking a module in the next academic year, a sanction may result in you being unable to progress on your course and could even result in the University withdrawing you from your course of study.
A record of the misconduct will also be kept on your file for the duration of the course of study and may have consequences for further study or employment.