Academic integrity is fundamental to the values promoted by the University. It is important that all students are judged on their ability, and no student will be allowed unfairly to take an advantage over others, to affect the security and integrity of the assessment process, or to diminish the reliability and quality of a University of St Andrews degree.
Academic misconduct includes the presentation of material as one’s own when it is not one’s own; the presentation of material whose provenance is academically inappropriate; and academically inappropriate behaviour in an examination or class test. Any work that is submitted for feedback and evaluation is liable for consideration under the University’s Academic Misconduct policy irrespective of whether it carries credit towards your degree. All work submitted by students is expected to represent good academic practice.
You should be aware that the University takes academic misconduct offences extremely seriously and any student found guilty of a repeat offence may be expelled from the University either temporarily or on a permanent basis.
The University’s Academic Misconduct policy covers the behaviour of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
All students are advised to familiarise themselves with the University’s Guide to students called “Avoiding Academic Misconduct” which may be accessed from:
or from the Students Association’s publication “Don’t Get it Wrong”: (http://yourunion.net/files/dont_get_it_wrong.pdf). The full University policy and procedure is also available from:
Students who are unsure about the correct presentation of academic material should approach their tutors, and may also contact SALTIRE (June.Knowles@st-andrews.ac.uk) for training.