Cheating in University examinations is an absolute offence. One of two penalties will be applied unless the circumstances are wholly exceptional.

  1. You must withdraw permanently from the University with no award. This is the usual penalty.
  2. You will be required to repeat the examination, some, or all of the examinations in the semester where the incident of cheating has occurred. If you successfully repeat the examination(s), the credits may be awarded but a mark of zero will contribute to your degree classification.


Candidates shall not, intentionally or otherwise:

  • introduce unauthorized items into the examination room - eg notes (however so recorded), or other unauthorized material (including blank paper), mobile telephones or pagers, portable or laptop computers or other electronic devices (NB - this list is not exhaustive)
  • copy from other candidates or from notes
  • access or copy from sources of information (except as allowed by the examiners or the head of exams) or annotate or mark this authorized information (except as authorized by the examiners)
  • disobey the regulations relating to calculators
  • communicate in any way with other candidates or person(s) except the invigilators
  • remove script books (blank or otherwise) from the examination room.


If you are suspected of cheating Educational Office for International Student will offer support and guidance.