Academic Misconduct meetings - Covid-19 information
Information for students
Academic Misconduct offences continue to be considered and addressed per the Academic Misconduct policy and procedure.
How will the Academic Misconduct meeting be held?
The meeting will be held remotely via video or phone conferencing taking into consideration the time-zone in which you are located, if you are no longer in the UK.
As much as possible, meetings should be conducted using visual interaction, not just audio platforms, such as:
- Microsoft Teams
- Canvas conferencing
- Canvas Chat/Discussion
What should I be aware of in advance of the Academic Misconduct meeting?
- The platform via which you will be required to access the meeting will be advised by the University in the meeting request that you will receive. If you think you may have difficulty in accessing the platform or the meeting, please let us know as soon as possible.
- You should check that you know how to access voice and video on the relevant platform in advance of the meeting.
- You will be advised of the start time of the meeting (where relevant in both UK time and the time in your location) and an indicative end time of the meeting so that you can identify a quiet space to attend the meeting. Please ensure in advance that you are aware of the time the meeting is scheduled to start.
- That you are permitted to be accompanied by one other person at the meeting.
- That the meeting will not be recorded by staff and should not be recorded by you either.
I don’t have the appropriate technology to join the meeting visually. Will the meeting still be scheduled?
The meeting will still be held via a voice-only platform.
Can the meeting not wait till the University buildings reopen?
No. It is important the meeting goes ahead as this ensures that you have the opportunity to explain your position, where appropriate, to learn from an offence, and also that the matter is dealt with as promptly as possible.
I cannot attend the meeting on the scheduled date. What will happen?
Should you not be able to attend a meeting due to a reasonable cause then another meeting date will be arranged where possible. You must advise the University as soon as possible if the date is not suitable for you.
Can I ask someone to attend the meeting with me?
You are permitted to be accompanied to an Academic Misconduct meeting by a maximum of one other person. While acknowledging that you may be living with other family members, it is important that you follow this rule so that the meeting may proceed smoothly.
I did not attend an Academic Misconduct meeting, but I have received the decision relating to the offence. Is that correct?
Yes. If you do not attend a meeting this does not prevent the Chief Examiner from progressing action in accordance with the policy.
When will I know the outcome of the meeting?
You will be advised of the outcome by Academic Registry staff, normally within five working days of the date of the meeting.