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The same regulations and procedures apply to postgraduate students in relation to academic misconduct, plagiarism and collusion – you can read our comprehensive information for students here.

The University of Worcester's Academic Misconduct Procedures apply to all work submitted for the undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes and will include all assessment items and for research students will include the research proposal, transfer document, thesis submitted for examination, and published MPhil or PhD

Graduate students should bear in mind:

  • you will be treated as experienced students when the offence is being considered, this means the penalty will be higher
  • be aware of the risk of self-plagiarising – i.e. quoting your own previous work without making this clear and referencing it correctly
  • penalties for research degree students can be that you are not permitted to progress or awarded your degree

Specifically the Academic Misconduct Procedures make reference for penalties associated with research degree programmes. In addition students may be investigated under University regulations for Allegations of Research Misconduct.

If you are accused of Academic Misconduct

Advice and representation is available from the Student Advisors in the Students' Union.

We are here to help you understand the regulations and procedures. We also ensure that any case is handled in accordance with University procedures and that the outcome is reached fairly.

We can help you prepare for any meetings you might have to attend and accompany you if needed.