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Rules, assessment offences and cheating

Your academic success rests on your performance in assessments taken throughout the course of your programme.

It is important, therefore, that you meet certain basic standards expected of you during the assessment process, wherever you are in the world.

The rules and regulations for assessment are in place to ensure fairness for all students and that University of London examinations maintain their integrity.

Every year, however, we uncover incidents where students have broken the rules for assessment. The University takes these cases very seriously.

How we respond

If we receive a report claiming that you have committed an offence, your results for the year will automatically be withheld whilst your case is investigated.

Students who are found to be guilty of breaking the rules may receive a penalty, ranging from a warning, through to cancellation of a module, an entire year’s work or, in very serious cases, termination of registration.

Preparing yourself

You should remind yourself of the standards you should meet whenever you are approaching assessment.

You can do this by:

  • reading material on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • reading information provided with your admission notice.

Further information